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The Art of Appraising
Speaker(s): Nancy Harrison
Recorded at: Art Southampton 2014

The Art of Appraising

This presentation will explain the many aspects of an appraisal; types of an appraisal, purposes of an appraisal; definitions of values used in an appraisal and who is qualified to do an appraisal.

Talk Details

Participants will learn:

  • The purpose of an appraisal
  • When is an appraisal needed
  • What type of appraisal is needed
  • Who to hire for an appraisal

Speaker Details


Nancy Harrison

Nancy Harrison is the Senior Fine Art Specialist at Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance. She was a Senior Vice President and Director of the l9th Century European Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Department at Sotheby’s for over 25 years. Prior to joining Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance, Ms. Harrison was President of her own art appraisal and advisory firm which brokered sales and acquisitions, managed collections, and developed a wide ranging fine art appraisal practice. Her clients included major collectors, insurance companies, and notable art institutions. Ms. Harrison serves on the board of directors of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) and served as the organization’s President from 2010 to 2013. She is currently an executive member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA), and is a USPAP-compliant IRS-qualified Certified appraiser, who covers a broad range of fine arts fields—from Old Master to Contemporary art. She has been a lecturer on topics related to connoisseurship and collecting at NYU-SCPS, and has appeared on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. Ms. Harrison is a graduate of Vassar College with a B.A. in Art History, and holds a Masters degree in Art History from Hunter College Graduate Division.

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