MUSEUMs & Institutions
WHY APPRAISE YOUR COLLECTION?
TRUSTED MUSEUM SPECIALISTS
| Our specialty is the appraisal of large and diverse museum collections in all fields.
| Call today to discuss how we can accommodate your organization.
Museum Insurance Appraisal
Many museums who have suffered fire, floods, breakage and theft have sadly discovered that their collections were under-insured. We are insurance experts and are familiar with the most recent values of your rare items. Our appraisal services establish proven Insurance Replacement Value by the use of the most up to date and pertinent comparable values. We have appraised entire art museums and also have worked as consultants for insurance companies. We know what is needed to properly verify Insurance Replacement Value and all reports are written in compliance with USPAP Report Writing Standards.
No Collection is too large or eclectic.
We have catalogued collections said to be as large as one million artifacts. We are fast, professional and efficient, often accomplishing the work more rapidly than other appraisers due to our years of experience. We are able evaluate nearly every kind of valuable and have a vast lifetime knowledge. Large collections and entire museum contents include: Fine art, Native Americana and ethnographica, historical objects, militaria, firearms, rare documents and book collections, historical photography, furniture, antiquities, garments and textiles, paintings, prints, ceramics, coins, dolls, decorative arts, antique motor and horse-drawn vehicles, Asian art, arms-armor-weaponry, religious artifacts, National treasures, antique buildings, jewelry, trains, political artifacts, natural history, glassware, sealed and sensitive material and odd objects from around the world!
Valuing Incoming Gifts
Valuing Incoming Charitable Donation-as a service to donors and courting gifts of desired items. Our appraisal service is accepted by the IRS and provides value for non-cash charitable donations written according to the highest standards of USPAP Report Writing. Most donors will request a value for their items upon gifting. We can provide that service for them. However, according to new tax legislation, value of donations must be proven by a professional appraiser. Timothy Gordon Appraisals has provided appraisals ranging from a few hundred dollars into the millions of dollars, and we have never had these values challenged. Reluctant donors can often be persuaded to donate, if they are informed of the significant tax benefit that they might receive for valuable objects.
Make Accession and Deaccession Decisions
We are confidential Museum and Library De-accession Specialists and can advise on what to do with items that may be taking up valuable storage space or do not meet your mission.
Funding from liquidating non-contributing objects helps your budget, salary needs and operating costs. We have facilitated the sale of valuable art and artifacts for many Institutions so they may continue We are market and marketing specialists for anything of great value.