Conference to address authenticity


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The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) has announced its upcoming 2015 Personal Property Conference: Issues in Determining the Authenticity in Visual Art and Objects, the Catalogue Raisonne, Art Scholarship and Value in the Marketplace. 

The conference will be held at The Yale Club in New York City on March 25-27, 2015.

World-renowned and highly regarded art law, art and antiques experts will gather together for discussion on relevant and timely issues facing collectors, museum curators, dealers, auctioneers, insurance underwriters, estate attorneys, and appraisers. Individuals practicing in any of these fine art and decorative art areas will not want to miss this important gathering of respected scholars and authorities.

Topics of discussion include connoisseurship, authentication, conservation, research, provenance and value in the markets. In addition, an IRS representative will cover issues of compliance regarding appraisals for estates and charitable contributions, and an FBI agent will discuss fraud and art crime as it affects the global marketplace.Receptions and presentations will take place at Urban Archaeology, a design and manufacturing company in downtown Manhattan and at Bonhams, one of the largest respected international auction houses.

“This conference will provide attendees with a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire unique knowledge and obtain additional scholarly skills from these highly esteemed experts – all in one setting,” said Frances Zeman, FASA, Conference Chair. “I doubt that a group of this magnitude has ever been assembled in a conference like this.”

An optional field trip to the Princeton University Art Museum, Sculpture Collection and Libraries has also been planned for attendees. Included will be a lunch with a special presentation, “Versailles on Paper” and self-guided tours of library exhibitions and area antique shops and boutiques.

This conference is for individuals wishing to broaden their knowledge and scholarly skills in the area of fine and/or decorative arts and can be beneficial for individuals practicing in those areas.

Register today here: or for more information visit,, or call (800) 272-8258.