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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:

Arts Librarian

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Lindsay King
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Public Services Librarian
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
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Reference & Instruction Librarian

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Patricia Guardiola
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Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, 117
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Chief Librarian - YCBA

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Kraig Binkowski

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