AUTHENTICATION, APPRAISAL AND CONSERVATION SERVICES
The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art is ethically and legally unable to provide authentication and appraisal services. The Bowers does not offer conservation services. If you are in need of one of these services, below is a list of references that may be helpful.
For art appraisals:
The American Society of Appraisers, (800) 272-8258, www.appraisers.org
Bonham & Butterfields, (323) 850-7500, www.butterfields.com
Christie`s, (310) 385-2600, www.christies.com
Sotheby`s, (310) 274-0340, www.sothebys.com
Art Dealers Association of America, (212) 940-8590, www.artdealers.org
For art conservation:
For painting conservation: Balboa Art Conservation Center, (619) 236-9702, www.bacc.org
For textile conservation: Conservators of Fine Fabrics, (562) 697-7783, www.coff.com
American Institute for Conservation, (202)452-9545, aic.stanford.edu
The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art Welcomes donations of significant works of art for its permanent collection, however art is not accepted for donation on a "walk in" basis. If you would like to donate art to the Bowers please contact the President of the Museum or the Collections Manager for an appointment.
December 8, 2013