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August 25-28, 2019

Standard Registration (Starting 6/29/2019)
$1,195 Member | $1,395 Non-Member

On Site Registration (Starting 8/25/2019)
$1,295 Member | $1,495 Non-Member
ASA member rate will be honored for the following compeer organizations: AAA, APAA, ArtTable, CAA, ISA and SAA.
Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

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2019 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference

The 2019 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference - NY will be held at the Marriott Marquis centered in the heart of New York City. With a focus on The Fine and Applied Arts Professional in the 21st Century: How to Adapt, Function and Excel, this intensive three-day conference will provide hard-to-obtain insights into key topics and issues facing personal property appraisers, and connections with experts, scholars, and allied professionals across North America. Presenting speakers include individuals from the industry media, specialty auction houses, galleries, museums, and academia, among others. View photos from Santa Fe and other past conferences.


Sunday, August 25, 2019

3:00pm Registration Opens

6:00pm -8:00pm Pre-conference Reception at Valerie (45 W 45th Street)

Monday, August 26, 2019

7:30am - 8:15am Registration and Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am Welcome / Announcements
Frances Zeman, FASA
Appraisal Resource Associates, Inc.

8:30am - 9:30am Blockage & Insurance: Case Law
Ronald D. Spencer, Esq.
Counsel | Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP

9:30am - 10:45am Luxury Resale: A Burgeoning Market in a Global Economy
Karin Dillie
Director | The RealReal

Alexandra Gilbert
VP Sales and Account Management | Sotheby's Home

Rachel Hagopian
Manager, Marketplace Trust  | 1stdibs

10:45am - 11:00am Networking Break

11:00am - 12:15pm Appraisers & Dealers: Building and Fostering Relationships
Eric Gleason
Director | Paul Kasmin Gallery

Alexis Johnson
Director/Artists Liaison | Levy Gorvy

Ethan Cohen
Ethan Cohen Fine Arts

12:15pm - 1:15pm Complimentary Lunch

1:15pm - 2:15pm Artists Estates: The Problems Therein
Michael Klein
Independent Curator, Manager | The Jene Highstein Estate 

2:15pm - 3:15pm Stolen Art and History: A Curator Uncovers Theft from the Edward Hopper Estate
Gail Levin, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor | Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

3:15pm - 3:45pm Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:45pm Bardini & Co.: Objects Made for the Market
Lynn Catterson, Ph.D.
Art Historian/Lecturer | Columbia University 

 4:45pm - 5:00pm Open Forum


5:30pm - 8:30pm
Evening Free to Explore New York City
- or -
President's Networking Reception & ASA Educational Foundation Silent Auction (featuring Dueling Pianos Entertainment)
(Broadway Ballroom - 6th Floor)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast/Announcements

8:30am - 9:30am Protest Pots: Clay as Social Commentary
Peter Held, AM
Curator/Scholar | Peter Held Appraisals

Garth Johnson
Curator | Everson Museum of Art

9:30am - 10:30am Changing Tastes: A Paradigm of Design
Patrick Bavasi
Director | Hyde Park Antiques

Lawrence Weinberg
Founder & Principal | Weinberg Modern

Jim McConnaughy
Senior Vice President | S.J. Shrubsole

10:30am - 10:45am
Networking Break

10:45am - 12:00pm Ascertaining the State of the Market in This Information Age
Steven Kaminski
Marketing Manager | Art Newspaper

Sarah Cascone
Senior Writer | ArtNet

12:00pm - 1:00pm Complimentary Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm Understanding the Metrics of the Art Market
Alanna Butera
Vice President & Manager | Butera Art Advisory and Management, LLC

2:00pm - 3:00pm Robert Motherwell Et Al: Connoisseurship & Science
Jack Flam, Ph.D.
President/CEO | Dedalus Foundation 

3:00pm - 3:30pm Snack/Networking Break

3:30pm - 4:30pm Egon Schiele's 'Dammernde Stadt': A Story of Restitution
Lucian Simmons
Vice Chairman, Worldwide Head, Restitution Department / Senior Vice President, Senior Specialist | Sotheby's
4:30pm - 5:30pm Many Shades of Gray: Determining Authenticity in 20th & 21st Century Glass
Bill Warmus
Curator, Art Critic, Author | Corning Museum of Glass 

6:00pm - 7:30pm Reception at Heritage Auction House
with featured presentation:
Tips for Collecting and Appraising Handbags
Diane  D'Amato, Head of Luxury | Heritage Auctions

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast/Announcements

8:30am - 9:30am Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Provenance as Integral to a Work of Art
Elizabeth Gorayeb
The Wildenstein Plattner Institute 

9:30am - 10:30am Objets d'Art: Preserving Distinction in a Niche Market
George Glazer
President | George Glazer Gallery: Antiquarian Globes, Maps, Prints and Scientific Instruments

Ben Macklowe
Macklowe Gallery

10:30am - 10:45am Networking Break 

10:45am - 11:45am "Make Offer to Owner": A New Platform
Elyse Luray
Art Historian, Vice President of Trusts & Estates | Heritage Auctions

11:45am - 12:45pm Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence in the Art Market
Anne Bracegirdle
Art & Technology | Christie's
12:45pm - 1:45pm Complimentary Lunch

1:45pm - 2:45pm "Et Tu Brute": The Rights of Artists & The Rights of Collectors
Lena Saltos
Associate General Counsel, Global Director/Intellectual Property | URBN 

2:45pm - 3:45pm Scientific Analysis for 21st Century Art Collectors: Better Technologies, Better Approaches, Better Collections
Jennifer Mass, Ph.D.
President | Scientific Analysis of Fine Art, LLC and
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Cultural Heritage Science | Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture

3:45pm - 4:15pm Snack/Networking Break

4:15pm - 5:15pm Wood Furniture: The Impact of Conservation on the Marketplace
Olaf Unsoeld
Founder/Partner | Fine Wood Conservation, Ltd.

5:15pm - 5:30pm Closing Remarks
Frances Zeman, FASA
Appraisal Resource Associates, Inc.

Hotel Accommodations

Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Special Group Rate
$258 single/double

Hotel Reservation Cutoff Date
Hotel reservation cutoff date for the ASA group rate is extended through Tuesday, August 6. Reservations made after the cutoff date will be subject to availability and current room rate. To make hotel reservations online, visit the American Society of Appraisers dedicated hotel reservation site. To make reservations by phone, contact the Marriott Marquis directly at Tel. +1-800-843-4898 or +1 212-398-1900. Be sure to mention the American Society of Appraisers or group code ASA to receive the group rate.

Valet Parking: $90/daily
Self-Parking: $65-90/daily

Hotel directions may be found at the Marriott Marquis website.


New York City is serviced by three major airports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) 17 miles/48 minutes
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) 9 miles/39 minutes
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) 17 miles/33 minutes

Uber and Lyft
Uber and Lyft are available from all airports. Approximate one-way charge is $50.
Service can be accessed via mobile app. (Rates will vary based on traffic conditions).

Super Shuttle
Shuttle service is available from all airports. Approximate one-way charge is $20.
Reservations can be made at

Taxi service is available from all airports. Approximate minimum one-way charge is $50.
(Rates will vary based on traffic conditions.)

Rental Car
Rental cars are available from all airports. Please note hotel parking charges are not included with guest room fees.

CE Credits

25.5 Continuing education (CE) credits will be given for full attendance of the conference.

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.




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