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 containnig their qualifications. While an initial discussion may be compimentary, appraisers charge for consultation, travel, photography, and time.

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
Washington Headquarters: (703) 478-2228

   Appraisers Association of America (AAA)
e New York Headquarters: (212) 889-5404

   International Society of Appraisers (ISA)         
   Seattle headquarters: (888) 472-4732

Art Conservation
The procedure for selecting professionals to preserve, conserve, or restore objects of art is similar.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
Washington Headquarters: (202) 452-9545
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
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