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Georgia Museum of Art Hosts 'Collectors Roadshow' Appraisals

Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art is hosting a Collectors Roadshow Friday, May 11 and Saturday May 12. Appraisers from Bonhams auction house, which was founded in in 1793, will provide assessments of attendees’ family heirlooms and flea market finds.  

A Patrons Party and silent auction are planned for Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm. Attendees will also have a chance for in-depth appraisals. Hillary brown is Communications Director with the museum. She says Saturday’s appraisals are open to the public.

“All day, 10 am to 5 pm, your first valuation is $15, if you are a member of the museum, $20 if you’re not,” Brown said. “You can have up to two more items valued at $10 each.”

Brown says onlookers are welcome.

“It should be really fun and people are welcome to come and watch this, you don’t have to bring something to be valued, you can just come and attend. We’ll have chairs set up, our café will be open on Saturday, which they’re usually not, so you can get a bite to eat.”

The funds raised help make purchases for the museum.

“It should be an entertaining event and hopefully it’ll help us raise a good amount of money for acquisitions, that’s what this specifically goes toward. It’s put on by the Collectors Group. That’s an upper-level membership group of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art and they specifically raise money for acquisitions for our permanent collection.”

For more information: http://georgiamuseum.org/collectors-road-show.

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