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Forging Auction House Partnerships

March 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

An OMA workshop

Presented by ICA-Art Conservation and Cowan’s Auctions

Auction houses aren’t just popular places to film cable television shows, in fact for museums the reality is much more compelling than fiction. The professionals you find in most quality auction houses in Ohio are well-versed in history, art history, and collections preservation. Building a working relationship with auction staff offers museums a team of experts to call upon with questions about the value, scarcity, or marketability of particular artifacts and artwork. Auction staff can also be a great resource when searching for that one-of-a-kind piece your museum is missing.

Join Carrie Corrigan, Business Manager at Cowan’s Auction—Cleveland, and Jennifer Souers Chevraux, Education & Institutional Advancement Officer at ICA – Art Conservation for an informative session on how to build and leverage a relationship with an auction house to help strengthen your museum collections. Topics we’ll cover include:

  • Basics of collections planning & conservation
  • Collection management ethics & best practices
  • Appraisals- who, what, how and why?
  • What to expect at an auction
  • Dealing with deaccession dilemmas

Carrie and Jennifer will be answer questions at the end of the program, and Cowan’s will be full of great items to see before their spring auction takes place on Friday, March 17.

When:  Monday, March 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Cowan’s Auctions, Cleveland – 26801 Miles Road, Suite 105, Cleveland, OH 44128.

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Cowan’s Auctions, Cleveland
26801 Miles Road, Suite 105
Cleveland, OH 44128 United States
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