2021, 11/06: Appraising Fine Art Overview

Hosted By ASA'd Washington D.C. Chapter

November 6, 2021 | 10am - 6pm ET


ASA (AAA and ISA) members : $249.00
Others: $299.00



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The American Society of Appraiser’s Washington Chapter is pleased to offer “Appraising Fine Arts Overview,” a one-day online course on NOVEMBER 6, 2021, with LELA HERSH, ASA, President of Museum and Fine Arts Consulting, LLC, and accredited in Fine Art and Photography. Hersh has been involved in the arts for almost 40 years as an arts adviser, consultant, appraiser, and teacher. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute and an Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University in California in the Center for Business and Management of the Arts Department teaching Appraising Contemporary Art. She wrote the appraisal chapter of the current edition of Museum Registration Methods and is a twenty-year veteran of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where she served as the Director of Collections and Exhibitions. She is currently an Executive Member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors.

Who should take this course?

  • Beginner Appraisers: This course introduces the concepts used by appraisers to shape their opinion on the value of a work of art
  • Experienced Fine Art Appraisers: This course provides suggestions and pointers on viewing condition in diverse situations and using methodologies in diverse contexts
  • Appraisers of other personal property: Learn about the processes for identifying and researching fine art objects during an assignment
  • Collection managers, museum staff and other art world professionals: Learn the methods used for professional valuation
  • Anyone interested in how works of art are examined, researched, and evaluated by professional appraisers
  • Collection managers, registrars, curators, collectors, risk managers, art world professionals, and the community-at-large who are interested in the fine arts, or who may find themselves using appraisers in their work environment

The course covers parts of the appraisal process specific to art appraisal and includes:

      • inspection of works of art
      • assessment of provenance on value conclusions
      • analysis of past sales and market data
      • the influence of collectors, museums, galleries and auction houses on valuation
      • best practice guidelines for research
      • case studies of real life examples

Total Continuing Education Credit Hours: 7 hours without the exam or 8 hours with an exam

A downloadable manual is provided to all participants for this course

ASA (AAA and ISA) members : $249.00
Others: $299.00

Online payments can be made through Square:


Payments by mail can be sent to:

ASA Chapter 055
c/o Brooks Anderson
1438 V St SE
Washington, DC 20020


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