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Heritage Auctions' Museum & Institutional Services department is dedicated to fulfilling the specific collection management needs of museums and institutions with the utmost respect and discretion. With the specific needs of museums and institutions in mind, Heritage has created a selection of services to assist in the valuation and management of your collection, exhibitions, and museum. Preliminary consultations for any of these services can be arranged at no cost.

Appraisals of Permanent Collections or Works on Loan
Heritage provides various types of appraisals that can assist in the operation of your institution. All appraisal reports are in compliance with IRS, legal, and USPAP standards.

  • Insurance Appraisals - Keep your insurance policy up-to-date, insure a new piece, or even insure pieces entering the museum on loan for an exhibition
  • Fair Market Value Appraisals - Determine the value of your items for future collection management, or simply get an up-to-date catalogue of your property
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donation Appraisals - Refer donors if they need an appraisal for tax purposes of their donation

Collection Management
If you are looking to add to or refine your collection, Heritage experts will help you with every step of the process. Our specialists can speak with your organization, set goals and guidelines for you collection, and notify you of pieces and opportunities in Heritage sales to meet those goals.

Expertise and Speaking Engagements
Heritage is happy to provide an expert from one of our over 40 collecting categories if the necessary expertise is outside the scope of your museum or collection. We can arrange for special event speakers, or simply consult on any research questions you may have.

Special Events and Private Auctions
The Heritage show rooms in Dallas, Beverly Hills, and New York are perfect for member appreciation events, networking events, or any other special event you may host. Our staff can coordinate with your institution to plan for any event you may require. Heritage can also provide licensed auctioneers for private charity benefits or client appreciation events.

Heritage has worked alongside many institutions to provide these services. Previous partnerships include: the American Red Cross, National Cowboys and Western Heritage Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Dallas Museum of Art, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Heard Natural Science Museum, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Geppi's Entertainment Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Art Institute of Chicago, National Portrait Gallery, Texas State Historical Society, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Natural History, Ford Presidential Library & Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Judith Leiber Museum, the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Museum, and many others.

For more information, please contact:

Meredith Meuwly
Meredith Meuwly, ISA CAPP
Director, Appraisal Services
Museum, Institutional and Corporate Art Services
MeredithM@HA.com 800-872-6467 Ext. 1631
Leanne O'Donnell
Leanne O'Donnell
Administrative Assistant
LeanneO@HA.com 800-872-6467 Ext. 1549
Thomas Horrocks

Thomas Horrocks
Consultant
ThomasH@HA.com 800-872-6467 Ext. 1896
William Trost Richards: Woodland Glade
William Trost Richards,
Woodland Landscape (Woodland Glade), 1860
purchased by Amon Carter
Sold for: $239,000
Kenyan Shield
Kenyan Shield
Toledo Museum
Sold for: $30,000
Piero Dorazio: Another Way
Piero Dorazio
Another Way, 1965
sold by Ruth Carter
Sold for: $149,000
Chippendale Highboy
Chippendale Highboy
sold by Santa Barbara Museum
Sold for: $8,750
The Fighting Pair
Fighting Pair
loaned to Heard Museum
Sold for: $2,748,500
1895 $1 PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS
1895 $1 PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS
Sold to benefit the Smithsonian
Sold for: $115,000
Jack Ruby's Fedora
Jack Ruby's Fedora
Sixth Floor
Sold for: $53,775
Verdura bracelet
Verdura bracelet
Scottish Rite
Sold for: $34,500

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