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We suggest you contact national professional associations to find out about local appraisers suited to your needs. We urge you to ask the associations about the levels of members' accreditation--standards and required training vary widely. Readers can then contact specific appraisers by phone to ascertain their expertise, experience, and fees, and to request a portfolio containing their qualifications. While an initial discussion may be complimentary, appraisers charge for consultation, travel, photography, and time.

Art Conservation

We suggest contacting the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works about certified conservators in the area.  

Local Art Conservation

Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA)
2915 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(216) 658-8700

McKay Lodge, Inc.
10915 Pyle South Amherst Road
Oberlin, Ohio 44074
(440) 774-4215

Librarian / Research Help

Photograph of Barbara Prior, the Art Librarian



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                                                                  Barb Prior (she/her)                            
Clarence Ward Art Library
Top Floor, Venturi Art Building
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