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Education, Compliance & Affiliations

Jim Hanley is a personal property appraiser who holds a Certificate of Professional Appraisal Studies from New York University.  He is compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice issued by the Appraisal Foundation (TAF) the nation’s foremost authority on the valuation profession. Jim is also an Associate Member of the Appraisers Association of America.   He holds a Master of Arts in Art History from Arizona State University, advanced degrees in business administration, and architectural design from Washington University in St. Louis.  He received his bachelor of science degree in the field of architecture from The Catholic University of American in Washington, DC.

Appraiser's Experience

Jim’s experience in the appraisal field encompasses work for private clients for whom he has performed appraisals for insurance, charitable contribution, and fair market value purposes.  He has also undertaken studies of objects owned by individuals whose primary interest was not economic value, but to gain knowledge of the historic, social, and artistic setting in which their property was made. 

He is experienced in the appraisal of numerous types of personal property.  These include:

  • Paintings

  • Prints

  • Drawing

  • Sculpture

  • Furniture

  • Porcelain

  • Crystal

  • Silver

  • Collectibles

Jim does not have expertise in the fields of jewelry or carpets, but will be happy to assist clients in the identification of appraisers who can provide valuations of these categories of personal property.

Career Highlights - Cultural Sector

Prior to joining the appraisal field in 2014 Jim held management and executive positions in the museum, foundation, and professional association spheres.  He served as the deputy director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Delaware Art Museum.  In these jobs he was responsible for curatorial affairs as well as education, fund raising and operations.  Jim has held the position of executive director at the Western Museums Association and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.  He is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, where he worked with the Agency’s Museum Program staff reviewing applications for the funding of special exhibitions.  Jim has also served as a peer reviewer and panelist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services an independent agency of the United States government that serves as the main source of federal support for libraries and museums.


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