Appraisals, Authentications, and Opinions

The Yale Center for British Art and its staff are unable to provide appraisals, authentications, opinions, or conservation advice for works of art owned by private individuals. We suggest that you consult a reputable art dealer, auction house, or an appraiser. The Appraisers Association of America and the International Society of Appraisers have information on different types of appraisals and finding local professionals. The American Institute for Conservation offers a “find a conservator" feature on their website.

The YCBA Reference Library’s resource page may be useful, and you can also consult directly with the librarians via email ( for resources that may be helpful in learning more about your work of art.