Appraisal Information

Providing values for artifacts, except for insurance purposes, is not an ethical museum practice. Donors who seek values for prices should contact a licensed appraiser.

If you are donating work and need an appraisal for tax deduction purposes, we can work with you in making appraisal arrangements as well as developing a donation receipt and donation letter. Please note that the donor will be responsible for the cost of the appraisal.

The Indiana Historical Society has a listing of appraisers on their website.  To see this list click here.

The American Society of Appraisers also has a searchable database for accredited appraisers. You can find out more here.

Before you contact an appraiser take a good look at your work of art and see what clues you can find! Every artist signs and labels their work differently. Below are just a few ways to get started.