Artwork Review & Appraisal

Please do not bring your works of art into the museum offices or galleries without a prior appointment.  If you would like to discuss your works of art with a museum staff member, please request an appointment via email or telephone: Cory Gundlach, Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; or Joyce Tsai, Chief Curator.

The museum and museum staff are prohibited from offering valuations, appraisals or authentications for works of art because of inherent conflicts of interest. Appraisals and authentication should be carried out by a certified appraiser or reputable auction house. The University of Iowa neither endorses nor recommends any particular appraiser.  The information below is for your information only

Appraisers are trained specialists who work for a fee. They evaluate your artwork and give you a written statement of its value. Although the following organizations do not provide appraisals themselves, they each publish a directory of their members. Always seek an appraiser with an expertise in the type of artwork you own. Appraisers listed in these directories can be found by state and city. You may also find appraisers listed in local business directories.

For appraisals of University of Iowa property, please contact Purchasing.


American Society of Appraisers

555 Herndon Parkway South, Suite 125
Herndon VA 20170
703-478-2228 or 1-800-ASA-VALU 


AAA logoOwl

Appraisers Association of America

212 West 35th Street
11th Floor South
New York, NY 10001

(212) 889-5404 

isa logo businessaffinity fullsize350182

International Society of Appraisers

1131 SW 7th St Suite 105
Renton, WA 98055
(206) 241-0359