Kruizenga Art Museum staff may help members of the Hope College and local West Michigan communities identify and understand works of art in their own private collections. However, museum staff will not provide any guarantees or written attributions and will not provide any evaluations or appraisals of monetary value.
To find a qualified monetary appraiser for works of art, we recommend visiting the following websites:
Both websites allow you to search by location and types of expertise to find qualified specialist and generalist appraisers in a city, state or region. We recommend contacting several appraisers to get a sense of what services they provide and what fees they charge. The ISA and ASA are membership organizations, so it is worthwhile checking both websites when searching for an appraiser.
If you are interested in selling works of art, we recommend contacting one or more reputable auction house. Reputable auction houses in this region include:
- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago
- Susanin’s Auctioneers, Chicago
- DuMouchelle’s Auction Gallery, Detroit
You may also contact art galleries and antique shops near you. We recommend getting several evaluations to get a sense of the fair market value range before you decide to sell.