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Valuing Your Collection : A practical guide for museums, libraries and archives, Paperback / softback Book

Valuing Your Collection : A practical guide for museums, libraries and archives Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


This book addresses the issue of valuing objects in cultural collections, ranging from high-value to low or no-value and featuring a range of collections including fine art, archives, science and photography.

Practical advice is given on how to assign values and best practice examples are drawn from museums, libraries and archives. The subject of valuation has always been challenging for museums and public collections and is becoming more urgent as monetary values of many items continue to break records.

There is an increase in lending, with more loans requiring a value for insurance.

Cultural collections and exhibitions are expanding to all corners of the world, while, at the same time, lenders are becoming more risk-averse.

Valuing Your Collection will address the issues and offer some solutions. Content covered includes: questions of valuing public and private cultural collectionsassigning values to individual objects or an entire collectionlegal and ethical considerationsdiscussion of authentication and attributionthe insurance business and valuationguides to valuing different types of collectionsa range of case studies showing valuation across multiple sectorssample templates with criteria for valuing different objects. This book will be useful for curators of cultural collections, professionals in museums, libraries and archives, cultural heritage students, private collectors, those involved with art insurance, art business and anyone requiring practical guidance on valuation.


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