Gilles Perrault, expert en objets d’art, agréé par la Cour de cassation

Head of the Louvre Museum workshop in 1975 then art restorer for the Museums of France at the Palace of Versailles from 1976 to 1984, Gilles Perrault left the administration as Deputy Director of the Versailles Palace’s Restoration Workshop to create the first private business in France, comprising a team of restorers and scientists in a laboratory and a consulting firm providing expert opinions.

After 30 years working for the State, professionals and private individuals, Gilles Perrault, expert in works of art, accredited by the Court of Cassation, has also carried out examinations of more than:

1,800 painted or graphic works (including Brueghel, Titien, Rubens, Dughet, Monet, Sisley, Bazille, Renoir, Picasso, Kandinsky, Léger, Matisse, Appel, Pollock, Lam …)

3,000 sculptures in wood, bronze, earthenware, plaster … (including 580 Rodin, 55 Claudel, 355 A. and D. Giacometti, 240 Barye, Brancusi, Degas, Renoir, Bugatti …),

and French furniture from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, generating an internationally recognised database and expertise.




  • Expert accredited by the Court of Cassation
  • Expert at the Versailles Court of Appeal
  • Expert accredited by the Paris Administrative Courts of Appeal
  • Former expert for the Council of Europe
  • Former cxpert lecturer to Unesco



  • Diploma from the Ecole Boulle, wood sculpture
  • Vocational training certificate (CAP) in wooden sculpture
  • CAP in gilding wood
  • University of Paris I and IV, Museology with Georges Henri Rivière
  • Best Craftsman in France in wood sculpture, 2 silver medals
  • Diploma from the Venice Restoration Centre (Pro Vénétia Viva)
  • Diploma from the Rome Restoration Centre (ICCROM)
  • IRPA (Royal Institute of Artistic Heritage) trainee in Brussels, 1 year
  • Seconded from Museums of France to the Louvre Museology School
  • Seconded from Museums of France to IFROA (French Institute for the Restoration of Works of Art), 1 year



National Museums Restorer:
Louvre Museum, Training Workshop Director, 1 year in 1975
Palace of Versailles, Deputy Director of restoration workshops, 9 years to 1984



from 1980 to 2006:

  • Professor at IDETH (Institute of Technical and Historical Studies in Works of Art)
  • Part-time lecturer to students from the National Chamber of Auctionneers
  • Part-time lecturer in technical studies (Marseille educational region)
  • Professor at the European Centre for Training Artisans Isola di San Servolo in Venice
  • Part-time lecturer for the National Higher Police School in Lyon
  • International lecturer in the detecting of counterfeit works of art
  • Lecturer for court experts accredited at the Versailles and Paris Courts of Appeal until 2006



Former editorial manager of the Experts Review from 1997 to 2018