How can museums advise prospective donors? According to Sandra J. Tropper, ASA, “The appraiser who values a donor’s personal property needs to be worthy of trust. The best appraisers are knowledgeable both about the property and about valuation techniques.” When museums refer prospective donors to ASA, they can do so with confidence, Tropper adds, because “ASA accreditation is a challenging process. ASA appraisers are highly qualified and have been vetted for competence and experience.”
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