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When:
May 3-5, 2018

Cost:
$650 Member
$750 Non-Member
$350 Student

ASA member rate will be honored for the following compeer organizations: AAA, ISA, SAA.
 
Where:
The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel
20301 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, Michigan 48124

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2018 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference

Motown City Marvels
Archives, Arts & Automobile Design

 
The 2018 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference will be held at The Dearborn Inn, A Marriot Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan.
 
In addition to speakers, seminars and panel discussions, there will be off site tours.
 
Appraisers, auctioneers, museum curators, insurance underwriters, estate attorneys and others with an interest in personal property will benefit from this unique opportunity to acquire practical knowledge and insight from highly esteemed experts in dealing with these important segments of the market.

View attendees and photos from last year's conference. 

Cost

$650 Member
$750 Non-Member
$350 Student

ASA member rate will be honored for the following compeer organizations: AAA, ISA, SAA.

Hotel Accommodations

The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel 
20301 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, Michigan 48124

Special Group Rate: $169 single/double

Hotel Reservation Cutoff Date:
The hotel reservation cutoff date for the ASA group rate has been extended to Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Reservations made after the cutoff date (or the block is full) will be subject to availability and current room rate.

To make hotel reservations online, visit the 2018 Personal Property Conference dedicated hotel reservation site.

To make reservations by phone, contact The Dearborn Inn directly at 313-271-2700. Be sure to mention the American Society of Appraisers Personal Property Conference to receive the group rate.


Schedule

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 

5:00-7:00pm Registration & Welcome Reception
  Join us to kick off the conference, connect with old friends and be delighted by Illusionist Anthony Grupido.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

7:30-8:30am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
   
8:30-8:45am Opening Remarks
  Tom Simatos, ASA, Chair, Conference Committee
Lela Hersh, ASA, Chair, International Personal Property Committee
8:45-9:00am

Welcome to Detroit – Motor City Marvels

9:00-10:30am Motown! Music of America

 

Dr. Rob Bowman
P
rofessor, Interim Associate Chair, Ethnomusicology, York University

Grammy Award winner, expert on popular music culture, and writer Dr. Rob Bowman brings his insights to the importance and development of popular culture, in this case Motown, its impact on society and its lasting legacy.


10:30-10:45am

Break


10:45-12:00pm


Art Forgery: The Artist and the Dealer
Jane CH Jacob, ASA
Managing Director, Art Verite LLC and President, Jacob Fine Art, Inc.

This presentation will explore the role and history of artists and their dealers in contributing to counterfeits and forgery. Understanding the nuances of individual artists and their art-making processes is paramount in understanding their art and looking out for red flags during the appraisal process.


12:00-1:00pm
 
Lunch
1:00-2:15pm Everything Must Go? Inside the Historic Detroit Bankruptcy
Nathan Bomey
Business Reporter, USA TODAY

When the city of Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in 2013, it placed all of the city government's property in jeopardy of sale to satisfy creditors. This included the city's crown jewel of art and culture: the Detroit Institute of Arts. In this session, USA TODAY reporter and author Nathan Bomey will provide a behind-the-scenes account of how appraisers at New York-based Christie's took on the challenge of assessing the city's prized artwork for potential sale.. He will reveal insight into how the city avoided the sale of any property by striking a grand bargain to protect the museum from liquidation.

   
2:15-3:30pm
Ask the IRS
Robin Bonner 
Art Appraiser, Internal Revenue Service 
   
3:30-3:45pm Break
   
3:45-5:00pm The Detroit Institute of Arts Collection (DIA): Protecting Art During the Detroit Bankruptcy
  Barbara Heller
Director & Conservator, Special Projects, Detroit Institute of Art

This presentation will offer insight on why the preservation of the DIA’s collection was at risk when the City filed for bankruptcy protection. Learn more about the process employed for appraising the city-owned art, the importance of archival materials and acquisition records, potential legal ramifications, and how the “Grand Bargain” led to the City’s financial restructuring while transferring the collection to a charitable trust.
 

 
Friday, May 4, 2018

7:30-8:15am


Continental Breakfast


8:15-8:30am Opening Remarks
  Tom Simatos, ASA, Chair, Conference Committee
   
8:30-9:15am Approach to the Appraisal of Archives

Nancy Escher, ASA
Owner, Escher Associates & Member, QED Appraisal Group

9:15-10:00am Adventures of an Archives Appraiser
John Payne, ASA
Owner, Payne Associates  
  
One of ASA's esteemed appraisers, noted archivist, and bibliographer shares highlights of the nuts and bolts in the field of appraising archives.

10:00-10:15am

Break


10:15-11:45am


How Archives Work: The Basics
Darcy Tell
Writer, Independent Scholar, former Executive Editor, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

This presentation will take appraisers and archivists through the basic principles and operations of special collections, from mission, to accession, and through to the scholar or other users.


11:45-12:45pm




Lunch


12:45-2:15pm The Many Flavors of Archives
Lee Biondi, ASA - Moderator
Owner, QED Appraisal Group

Adam Muhlig, ASA – Music
Muhlig Appraisals & co-Director, QED Appraisal Group

Nancy Escher, ASA – Art
Owner, Escher Associates & Member, QED Appraisal Group

Brock Silversides – Audio Visual
Director, Media Commons, University of Toronto Libraries
             
John Henley, ASA – Literary
Owner, John V. Henley, LLC & co-Director QED Appraisal Group 
 

John Payne, ASA - Celebrity
Owner, Payne Associates
 
 
This  panel will introduce the variety of appraisal assignments one may encounter when appraising archives and share the experience and tactics of valuation from seasoned appraisers.

2:15-2:30pm Break
   
2:30-4:00pm The Many Flavors of Archives (continued)
   
5:30-9:30pm Tour – Detroit Institute of Arts
 

 
Saturday, May 5, 2018

7:30-8:00am

Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15am Opening Remarks
  Tom Simatos, ASA, Chair, Conference Committee
   
8:15-9:30am USPAP and Archives Appraisal


Sandra J. Tropper, ASA
Artemis, Inc.

USPAP instructor Sandra Tropper will introduce new appraisers and refresh experienced appraisers on USPAP Standards 5, 6, 7 and 8, all as they relate to appraising archives.


9:30-12:30pm

           
Tour – Henry Ford Museum/Benson Ford Research Center

 
12:30-2:00pm


Closing Remarks
  Tom Simatos, ASA, Chair, Conference Committee
Lela Hersh, ASAChair, International Personal Property Committee

Lunch

 
*Schedule is subject to change

CE Credits

Continuing education (CE) credits will be announced soon.

Attendees may request reaccreditation credits for attending educational sessions held at the conference. The CE form will be available at the registration desk. Attendees must retain copies of the form in their personal files to receive credit for attending and refer back to them when they renew their reaccreditation online. CE forms are no longer processed by ASA HQ.

Sponsors

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Sponsorship opportunities available - view opportunities or call (800) 272-8258. Download Sponsorship Agreement.
 


Contact

For more information e-mail asainfo@appraisers.org or call (800) 272-8258.