RALEIGH, N.C.—The Carolinas Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) recently donated a copy of the new 2009 Journal of Appraisal Studies to the North Carolina Art Museum Reference Library in Raleigh, N.C. The Journal is published by the Foundation for Appraisal Education, a nonprofit organization where the proceeds of the Journal are directed to appraisal educational initiatives and scholarships. The new edition contains 20 articles which focus not only on appraisal theory, but includes diverse topics such as map valuation, autograph forgeries, illustration art resources and photograph appraisals.
The presentation was made to Ms. Natalia Lonchyna, librarian of the art reference library, by art and antique appraiser Vicky Nash Shaw, ISA AM. Vicky is a member of the ISA Carolinas Chapter, and is a full time personal property appraiser working in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area. The Journal was purchased by the ISA Chapter specifically for donation to the Art Museum Reference Library. According to Shaw, “The library’s reference collection is a great asset for collectors and researchers, and we wanted the Appraisal Journal to be part of the collection.”
The Art Reference Library of the North Carolina Museum of Art is a non-circulating research collection open to the public. According to the museum’s Web site, the library’s holdings exceed 37,000 volumes, and include books and exhibition catalogs. The library has a large collection of reference material on European and American art. More information on the Museum can be found on its Web site www.ncartmuseum.org.
The International Society of Appraisers is a professional association that requires the successful completion of specialized course work and standard examinations by their accredited and certified members. The ISA has developed the most comprehensive personal property appraisal education program in America. Vicky Nash Shaw has been an accredited member of ISA for five years. She can be reached through her Web site www.TheAuthenticAppraisal.com or by phone at 919-475-6930.