Museum & Institutional Services
Kimballs brings to market fine art and antiques of museum quality, evaluated and curated by our world-renowned experts. We partner with museums, historical societies, educational and non-profit institutions to assist you in meeting your collecting and organizational goals. Improve the quality and value of your collections with Kimballs’ appraisal, acquisition, and deaccession services.
With expertise in numerous specialty areas, Kimballs provides services for a broad range of material. We understand the goals and concerns of non-profit institutions, and offer favorable pricing structures and terms along with the assurance that your transactions will be handled with discretion. The Kimballs name and reputation will add value to your consignments.
Kimballs works directly with museum curators and directors, offering confidential and personal assistance with deaccession and collections management. We take an individual approach to every organization we serve, tailoring our services to meet your needs.
Kimballs accepts single items, groups, or entire collections. Wherever possible, we work proactively with museum staff to reduce consignment costs. We host over 60 auctions and events each year on a rotating schedule, giving you ample time to make important consignment decisions.
Cataloging & Collections Consultation
Each of Kimballs’ expert appraisers has made a name for him or herself in a specialized field. We’re always happy to provide assistance identifying, cataloging, or researching the rare and valuable in your collection.
Kimballs offers Fair Market Value Appraisals for donation and tax purposes. Kimballs will guide patrons or institutions seeking assistance with charitable donations through the donation appraisal process.
All Kimballs appraisals are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Kimballs charges a fair and competitive fee for written appraisal services. Auction evaluations are available free of charge.
With the expertise of specialists and the gravitational pull of over 60 auctions and events each year, Kimballs attracts serious collectors, major dealers, institutional buyers, and retail purchasers worldwide. These bidders compete in a dynamic auction environment featuring in-person, phone and absentee bidding alongside live internet bidding. Kimballs attracts top consignments and commands record-breaking prices in a broad range of specialty collecting areas.