Collection F.A.Q.s

Winslow Homer, Eight Bells, 1886
Winslow Homer, Eight Bells, 1886
Siah Armajani, CBE, Elements #15,1987-1988
Siah Armajani, CBE, Elements #15, 1987-1988
Cara Romero, Naomi from First American Girl, 2017
Cara Romero, Naomi from First American Girl, 2017

As a non-profit institution, the Addison Gallery is prohibited from providing appraisals. Nor do we provide authentications. If you are looking for a monetary evaluation of an object for insurance or other purposes, contact a professional appraiser in your area. Many auction houses and independent antiques dealers offer appraisal services. Member associations such as those listed below can also refer you to specialists by region:

American Society of Appraisers
P.O. Box 17625
Washington DC 20041
800.ASA.VALU
www.appraisers.org

Appraisers Association of America
386 Park Avenue South, Suite 2000
New York NY 10016
212.889.5404
www.appraisersassoc.org

International Society of Appraisers
206.241.0359
888.472-4732
www.isa-appraisers.org

If you are looking for a conservator, please contact one in your local area. Member associations such as that listed below can also refer you to specialists by region:

American Institute for Conservation (AIC) /
Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC)
727 15th St. W Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
202-452-9545
202-452-9328 (fax)
culturalheritage.org

The Addison's curatorial committee is always pleased to receive materials about artists. Please note, however, that opportunities for acquisition and/or exhibition are limited. If you would like the museum’s curatorial committee to review your work, please prepare the following:

1. 10-20 digital images (or video, if applicable), along with a list containing the following information: title, date, medium, dimensions

2. a résumé and/or bio

3. any accompanying background materials (i.e. artist statement, proposal, press files, etc.)

Files should be sent to Juliann McDonough at jmcdonough@andover.edu via a file-sharing service (such as Dropbox or WeTransfer), not as attachments.

Should you be unable to submit your materials electronically, you may send discs and/or hard copies addressed to:

Addison Gallery of American Art
Phillips Academy
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
ATTN: Artist Submissions

Please do not send original artwork, or the only copies of slides or photography, as the Addison cannot assume responsibility for submitted materials. If you wish for your materials to be returned to you, make sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Submissions will be acknowledged by email or letter upon receipt. Reviews by the full committee take place approximately two to three times a year; therefore, it may be several months before you hear back.

For research queries regarding works in the Addison collection or past exhibitions, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Tessa Hite in our curatorial department at 978-749-4038 or e-mail thite@andover.edu.

Images of the Addison Gallery’s permanent collection in the public domain can be downloaded for personal and educational use. No commercial use or alteration is allowed. All information necessary for the proper citation of works in the collection is available in Search the Collection. We encourage users to identify works from our collection according to accepted standards and to provide an image credit to the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy so that others may find and use our resources.

Images of copyrighted works are displayed here under fair us​e, in accordance to the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. If you wish to use copyrighted images for any purpose, you must seek permission from the copyright holder.

Reproduction of any image for which Artists Rights Society (ARS) controls the copyright is prohibited without written authorization from ARS, 536 Broadway, 5th Floor (at Spring St.), New York, NY 10012. www.arsny.com

To request publication quality images of any work in the collection, please contact Art Resource or Bridgeman Images​.

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