May 4-6, 2017
Member: $650 |
Hilton Boston Back Bay
40 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 0211
2017 ASA Personal Property Annual Connoisseurship Conference
The theme for the 2017 conference is "The Eye of the Beholder—A Revolution in Materials and Methods". Participants will discuss and examine fine and decorative arts with sessions on ceramics, Boston silver and similar subjects, plus a forum on authentication and provenance, and much more—all in the historic city of Boston, MA, the center of American history and culture.
In addition to speakers, seminars and panel discussions, there will be featured museum and gallery tours, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
, as well as cocktails at the famous Vose Galleries
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.
Member: $650 | Non-Member: $750*
Spouse/Guest $150*** *ASA member guests/employees and members of compeer organizations (AAA, AAM and ISA) are eligible for member rate—call (800) 272-8258 for details.
**Must provide evidence of enrollment in a qualified part-time or full-time post-secondary education program, and NOT be appraising—call (800) 272-8258 for details.
*** Includes pre-conference reception on Wednesday, May 3 and small group tour on Thursday, May 4.
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Phone Reservations: (800) 445-8667
Rate: $239/night (single or double)
Reservation discount deadline: April 11, 2017
Must indicate or mention group code: 2017 Personal Property Conference for discount.
Events Wednesday May 3, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
- Welcome Reception at the Hilton Westminster Room
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Tour—The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISGM) houses an art collection of world importance, including significant examples of European, Asian, and American art, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts. Today, the museum hosts exhibitions of historic and contemporary art, as well as concerts, lectures, family and community programs, and changing courtyard displays.
- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Tour—The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art. The museum welcomes more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.
Friday May 5, 2017 Saturday, May 6, 2017
- Massachusetts College of Art and Design's Print Making Shop Tour and Print Making Demonstrations—MassArt’s Print Making Shop’s 9,000 square foot studio offers students easy access to cross media investigation and installation in a collaborative community. See up close where students in the printmaking program at MassArt take courses in etching, lithography, silkscreen, photographic print processes, digital and manual color separation, relief, monotype and drawing. Join Professor Nona Hershey and her students for demonstrations on print making.
- Post-Conference Tour of Boston’s North Shore (separate registration required)
Two tours by bus, maximum 35 participants per tour.
The North Shore of Boston Tour will include stops at the Peabody Essex Museum
, with private tours of museum exhibits, China Trade and Chinese Export, Maritime History, and Colonial Antiques, Fine Art and Decorative Art. Tour Two
- historic home of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little, a 1728 farmhouse with outbuildings overflowing with "country art." The Little's were prominent members of collecting clubs and historical societies. Mrs. Little was a scholar in the field of American folk art. The property will be open just for ASA members; and six antiques stores
in the town of Essex.
This event qualifies for 20 ASA continuing education (CE) credits.
Attendees may request reaccreditation credits for attending educational sessions held at the conference. The CE form will be available at the registration desk. You may submit your completed CE form at the conclusion of the conference or to:
- American Society of Appraisers
11107 Sunset Hills Road, Ste.
310, Reston, VA 20190
Fax: (703) 742-8471
Attn.: Jennifer Schleining
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