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Helpful Subject Headings

Subject headings for use in searching ORBIS:

General Information:

  • Art auctions
  • Art objects-catalogs
  • Art objects-collectors and collecting
  • Art objects-prices
  • Art dealers
  • Auctions
  • Auction catalogs

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Art Appraisal, Auction Catalogues & Provenance Research

Auction Room, Christie's
, 1808

This guide will help researchers in art history better use available tools for investigating provenance, auction records, and understanding the appraisal of works of art.


Art Appraisals

Does Yale University provide appraisals?

No, Yale University policy prohibits librarians and curators from providing financial appraisals.

Where can I get an item appraised?

Lists of local professional appraisers can be found through the following organizations:

Art & Architecture Librarian

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Holly Hatheway, Art & Architecture Librarian
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Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
180 York Street,
Haas Arts Library #113

OFFICE HOURS: by appointment.
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Arts Library Fellow

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Patricia Guardiola
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Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
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