Presentation

The Brussels Art Laboratory is :

* the oldest European laboratory providing private customers with all kinds of scientific tests
* the only European laboratory to be managed by an expert agreed by a national chamber of art experts
* the only European thermoluminescence dating laboratory turned towards private customers but disposing of a public status
* the first laboratory having performed metallographic examinations with a view to authenticate bronze objects (since 1975)
The laboratory allows his customers a 26 years experience
– The B.A.L. does not interfere in any commercial arrangement
– It enjoys a perfect independence and a complete objectivity in its judgments
– The B.A.L. is putting forward the quality of the scientific work and not the quantity of tests carried out
– The laboratory is being distinguished by the rapidity of its services
– The sampling is always done by an art expert
– The cost of the tests does not depend on the value of the objects
– The Brussels Art Laboratory proposes an alternative to the thermoluminescence test which reliability is not clear anymore
– All objects appraised by the B.A.L. are submitted to a patented marking
– Expertise certificates are unalterable and very well-produced
– The laboratory delivers a certificate whether the studied object is genuine or false thus allowing the buyer of a fake to round on his supplier