The Appraisers Association of America, established in 1949, is the premier national association of personal property appraisers who focus on fine and decorative arts. With a membership of over 700 independent appraisers in 100 different areas of specialization, the Appraisers Association's roster of well-established professionals has the widest range of experience and expertise in their respective fields. Many members are either former curators at major museums or heads of departments at auction houses; several are specialists on popular television programs like Antiques Roadshow and other shows devoted to antiques, and contributors to art and antiques publications. The Appraisers Association, which is associated with the highest level of professionalism, is a dynamic association that is simply unmatched in the field of personal property valuation. Appraiser Association appraisers work with private and corporate art collections as well as partner with collectors, attorneys, accountants, museums, educational institutions, trusts, brokers and insurance carriers to reflect the highest industry standards. All members are required to be certified according to the highest professional standards, known in the field as USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice).