This competition is backed by an FBI cryptanalyst and a judging panel of art historians and scientists from leading institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Tate (London), The Getty Conservation Institute (Los Angeles) and The Courtauld Institute of Art (London), as well as several distinguished US universities.

Professor Norbert Baer

Professor of Conservation at New York University

Professor Sharon Cather

Professor of Conservation Studies at The Courtauld Institute of Art

Professor Aviva Burnstock

Head of the Department of Conservation and Technology at The Courtauld Institute of Art

Professor Jeanette Kohl

Professor of Art History at the University of California, Riverside

Dr Bronwyn Ormsby

Principal Conservation Scientist at Tate

Dorothy Mahon

Conservator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dr Lynn Lee

Scientist at The Getty Conservation Institute

Joy Mazurek

Scientist at The Getty Conservation Institute

Deneen Hernandez

Cryptanalyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Thomas Willette

Lecturer at the University of Michigan