Appraising Large Collections - Live Webinar

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Join Sharon Chrust, AAA and Susan Hunter, AAA as they discuss how to manage the appraisal of a large collection (100-1,000 works). Susan Hunter, AAA will first discuss the general estate appraisal; tackling the on-site process, determining how to group items, and how to structure your research according to type of item and value.

Sharon Chrust, AAA will then discuss appraising a large fine art collection, including how to approach collections with a collection management system and how to best work with galleries to research valuations.

During this presentation, the following will be addressed:

  • The reporting requirements for a large collection
  • Information that an appraiser should organize before starting the project
  • Grouping items together
  • What you must see in person vs. what you can use digital images for
  • Developing a system for when you first arrive on-site
  • How to organize your team

Please note that the following will not be addressed in this presentation; blockage discount, sampling and mass appraisals.

This is a recording of a webinar previously held on September 30, 2021.

Sharon Chrust, AAA has been involved in the Contemporary Art market for over 25 years. In 2003, she started Sharon Chrust & Associates, which provides appraisal and art consulting services to private and corporate clients. She has attained the highest accreditation of the Appraisers Association, that of a Certified Member, and is the President of the Board of Directors. Sharon has been an Adjunct Instructor at New York University's School of Professional Studies. She is a board member of Franklin Street Works, a nonprofit arts space, and a member of ArtTable, an organization of women leaders in the arts.

Susan Hunter, AAA is the Senior Director of Appraisals at Winston Art Group, an independent art appraisal and advisory firm. She has more than 30 years of appraisal and auction experience. She specializes in American, English, and Continental Fine and Decorative Arts, and in 20th Century and Contemporary Design. She began appraising in 2003 after having worked as a furniture and decorative arts specialist at Sotheby’s in New York and at Sloan’s auction house outside of Washington, D.C. Susan is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America. She serves on their Board of Directors and is the co-chair of the Admissions Committee. She is an instructor for the Appraisal Institute of America’s Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP) and is an AQB Certified USPAP instructor. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Bard Graduate Center in the History of Decorative Arts, Design and Material Culture, a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, and a Certificate in Appraisal Studies from New York University.

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