The 2010 edition of “Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies” contains 18 in-depth original research articles, reviews and topical discussions relating to personal property appraisal. While the “Journal” is targeted primarily at professional property appraisers, it also contains useful insights and information for anyone associated with the business of personal property such as auction houses, estate lawyers, insurance brokerage houses, museums and cultural property conservators.
According to Michael Conner Ph. D, ISA–AM, the mission of the Foundation is to “promote the advancement of education related to personal property appraising.” The Foundation was formed in 2002 as an independent arm of the International Society of Appraisers. The Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships for continuing studies for both new and veteran appraisers by publishing the Journal.
The 2010 edition continues the targeted approach with entries regarding research reports, authentication, appraisal theory, appraisal methodology, marketing and opinion pieces and interviews. One interesting article by Jane C. Brennom, ISA CAPP titled “Appraisers vs Authenticators” delves into the role of the professional appraiser as an authenticator as well as an appraiser.
This article is available on the “Journal” website at www.foundationforappraisaleducation.org/journal.html. Other topics include “For Love or Money: Antiques as Investments” by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond of Maine Antiques Digest’s “The Young Collector,” “The Deaccessioning Debate: What Appraisers Need to Know” by art attorney Mark S. Gold, “Original Research and Innovative Appraisals” by Elin Lake, Ph.D. ASA, and “The Art Market: How Lending Fuels Art Crime” by Elizabeth Sebesky.
The first annual edition of the Journal was launched in 2008 with 23 articles by important names in the appraisal world such as Leon Castner, ISA, CAPP, the current Director of Education for the International Society of Appraisers, David J. Maloney, publisher of “Maloney’s Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory” and Daphne Lange Rosenzweig, ISA, CAPP, an expert in oriental appraisals.
The 2009 edition includes articles such as “Market Based Art Valuations” by Jianping Mei and Michael Moses, “Issues in Identification and Authenticity of Artist’s Signatures” by Graham Ospreay and “Combining Metrics, Standards and Connoisseurship: A Weighted Factor Scoring Model” by Robert J. Corey.
The 320 page 2010 edition of the “Journal,” edited by Todd Sigety, is available for $55 at www.appraisaljournal.org/contents.html. Previous editions are available for $35 on the same site. For more information, visit the Journal’s websites at www.appraisaljournal.org and www.foundationforappraisaleducation.org/journal.html to read an excerpt article and visit the home page of the Foundation at www.foundationforappraisaleducation.org/index.html.
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