Collection FAQs

Q: How do I find an appraiser or determine how much my object is worth?

Expertise, experience, and high ethical standards are essential traits in a reliable appraiser. The following organizations provide online directories to certified or licensed appraisers who are members in good standing.

American Society of Appraisers
Appraisers Association
International Society of Appraisers

Q: How do I find a conservator?

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works can help you find a qualified conservator who can provide sound, ethical preservation services for your art objects, artifacts, and other items of historic and cultural value.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Q: How do I obtain permission to reproduce an image of a work in The Wolfsonian’s collection?

Reproductions of materials from the collection of The Wolfsonian are provided under license agreement for purposes as indicated in writing by the user and agreed upon by the museum. For more information please review Image Rights and Reproductions.

Q: How do I donate artwork or library material?

The continual development of The Wolfsonian’s collection is indebted to the many collectors who share the museum’s passion for the art and design of everyday life. Their gifts strengthen and broaden the collection. If you would like to make a donation, please review the document Donating Artwork.