CERTIFICATE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES IN FINE AND DECORATIVE ARTS

Now more than ever, with a changing regulatory framework, the professional appraiser is in demand to document the fine and decorative arts for insurance, estate tax, charitable donation, equitable distribution, purchase and sale. Whether you're already working in the field, or contemplating switching careers, the collaborative program offered by New York University/SCPS and the Appraisers Association of America- the premier appraisal program in New York City- is an essential tool for success in today's competitive world of arts, antiques, and decorative arts. All classes are offered in the traditional format, and many are available online. Register today for courses! Click here to visit the website.


SUMMER INTENSIVE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

This intensive four-week certificate program is designed for prospective and practicing appraisers, as well as dealers, collectors, and interior designers. Detailed methodology courses, as well as courses focusing on specific areas, such as fine art, jewelry, and furniture appraisal, provide a structured overview of the field. Programs and excursions address career possibilities and capitalize on New York City's vast wealth of arts resources, including museums, galleries, and auction houses. This normally occurs every month of July. Registration will not open until Spring 2014.

COURSES INCLUDE:
Introduction to appraising fine art.
Legal and ethical aspects of appraising.
Internal Revenue Service legal guidelines in valuation of fine and decorative arts.
Appraisal writing.
Research methods for appraisers.
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
18th- and 19th-century furniture construction.
American silver.

WHO SHOULD ENROLL:
Art history majors, art advisors, gallerists, career changers interested in the arts, those with auction experience, and others interested in appraising.

FACULTY:

  • Patricia Dillon, art and antique appraisal; Putnam Art Advisors & Consultants, Inc.

  • Louise Devenish, principal, Louise Devenish Associates, appraisals, decorative arts consultants.

  • Jane Jacob, independent appraiser; board member, Appraisers Association of America.

  • Joyce Jonas, president emerita, American Society of Jewelry Appraisers; jewelry appraiser, Antiques RoadShow.

  • Edward Lewand, independent appraiser, specializing in fine, antique, and estate jewelry, legal consultations, and expert witness work.

  • Gayle Skluzacek, president, Abigail Hartmann Associates; adjunct instructor, Graduate School Gallery Program, FIT-SUNY.

  • D. Albert Soeffing, author, Silver Medallion Flatware, articles for Silver magazine.

  • Rod Thompson, president and founder, Santo Spirito Restoration Group, Inc.; member, Decorative Arts Society.

  • Renée Vara, Director of Vara Fine Arts, board member, Appraisers Association of America.

  • Victor Wiener, former executive director, Appraisers Association of America; former consultant, 19th-century paintings, Sotheby's.

  • Sabine Wilson, independent art consultant, specializing in the appraisal of paintings.

  • Sylvia Leonard Wolf, president, Sylvia Leonard Wolf, Inc.; former president, board member, Appraisers Association of America.

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