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Questions About Artwork You Own

Appraisals

The staff of the FSU Museum of Fine Arts is prohibited by guidelines of the accreditation of the American Association of Museums from providing an appraisal of any object. In instances where a collector wishes to bring an art object to the Museum for staff review, it may be possible to make a preliminary identification of the nature of the work: Museum staff will only look at pieces of artwork in the company of the collector and do so purely as a courtesy.

The following list is simply offered as a reference. This listing does not constitute an endorsement of these businesses, agencies or individuals on the part of the FSU Museum of Fine Arts or its staff. Furthermore, this is not comprehensive or exclusive.

In addition, both Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses have appraisal services.

One final suggestion would be to contact your insurance agent.

Restoration/Conservation

The following list is simply a reference. This listing does not constitute an endorsement of these businesses, agencies or individuals on the part of the FSU Museum of Fine Arts or its staff. Furthermore, this is not comprehensive or exclusive.

  • All Art-Care Member Conservators have been designated to Professional Standing by the following organizations:
    • The American Institute for Conservation
    • The International Institute for Conservation
    • All Art-Care Member Appraisers are certified by one of the following:
    • American Society of Appraisers
    • Appraisers Association of America
    • International Society of Appraisers
  • FREE Conservation Services Referral System
    American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
    AIC
    1717 K Street NW, Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20036-5346
    202-452-9545
    202-452-9328 (fax)
    info@aic-faic.org
  • American Conservation Consortium

Caring for your Artifacts

The Museum of Florida History has some basic information about caring for quilts, wood, paintings, and leather. Please visit their resources page here for more information.