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The Six Keys to Successful Fine Art Appraisal

Leah Montalto - 12/07/2015

 A good art appraiser will have an excellent background, including a genuine passion for art and art history and years os study. For example at Art for Eternity, LLC, we both have degrees in art histroy. Howard Nowes, the Director, has a BA in Art History from Skidmore College, specializing in ancient and ethnographic art, and Leah Montalto has an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design with a minor in contemporary art history.

Why ISIS is Destroying Cities and Artifacts And What to Do About It

Howard Nowes - 04/05/2015

Many people are under the impression that ancient and ethnographic artifacts are cultural patrimony and individuals should not collect.    And of course we do condone looting but I am talking about finding joy in the existing pool of legal artifacts that exist outside their host countries.  These pieces excite and energize... more of this article

A Panel discussion on Africa, Asia, and the Americas: Cultural Patrimony

Howard Nowes taken from AAA Nat conference - 11/18/2013


Appraisers Association conference 2014


Legal realities and issues of important and exporting art and antiques to and from the United States.

5000 Years of African Art

Sebastian Fernandez - 3/31/13



Appraising Ancient art in Current Market Conditions

Howard M. Nowes AAA - 10/03/2012

Appraising Ancient Art I composed this for the professional appraising community, so one can quickly and efficiently be brought up to date on how market dynamics;  political and economic, have affected values of Ancient art and antiquities. Art from the so called ‘civilized world’ of antiquity has been collected and coveted since... more of this article


Anthony Kurland, Jr. Ph.D - 04/09/2012

Images of the young maize god are among the most common in Mayan art, especially in ceramics, which were apparently designed (whatever their day-to-day use) as funerary offerings.      This ceramic is remarkable both for its shape and for the virtuosity its treatment of a common theme. The young maize god offers a cache... more of this article

A little truth about Quimbaya Indians

Dr. Richard Gill - 4/1/2011

Hello friends, I am an orthodontist by trade, but I do have an Anthropology degree, and an Anthropologist by heart.    You should know a little truth about Quimbaya Indians. They were eaters of human flesh.  Cannibals. They were eaters of human flesh.  Cannibals. Pedro Cieza de Leon, the famous chronicler who traveled with... more of this article

Guideline in Acquisitions of Archaeological Material and Ancient Art

Association of Art Museum Directors - 06/04/2010

 In keeping with the Association of Art Museum Directors’ longstanding commitment to provide our members with professional standards and guidelines, we have published the following “Report of the AAMD Task Force on the Acquisition of Archaeological Materials and Ancient Art.” The report responds to members’ requests for... more of this article

Swine Art

Howard Nowes - 10/16/2009



There Was No Potter's Wheel

Don Boyles - 09/17/2008



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