Art-Care, Free Listings for Appraisers and Conservators

I had a very entertaining and rewarding lunch meeting today with fine art conservator Judith Tartt, AIC, PA.

Judith is the current Vice Chair and future chair of the American Institute for Conservation's  Conservators In Private Practice board.  Judith is also the creator of Art-Care, the online service which connects collectors with appraisers, conservators and and other art related services such as insurances, shipping, gilders, framers, and art attorneys. 

Judith brought Edward Able, former President and CEO of the American Association of Museums (AAM) to Art-Care as Senior Director and advisor.

Art-Care is free listing service for appraisers and conservators as well as related services and fields.  Designated appraisers belonging to ISA, ASA and AAA as well as conservators with designations from American Institute for Conservation and International Institute for Conservation (IIC) are welcome to join.  The site allows for a personalized listing with contact information as well as images and links back to your own site sites. 

The Art-Care.com site is well designed, and easy to navigate for potential clients and I am pleased to promote it and to encourage fellow appraisers to visit the site and sign up for a free listing.  Art Care is an established site and has been active for nearly 10 years, the listing is free and provides an excellent service for collectors as well as appraisers and conservators.  Go to www.art-care.com to register for free.

Judith hopes to expand Art Care in the near future with reciprocal links between collectors, dealers, art publications, auction houses and other art service providers.  As this site starts to grow and promote quality and professional art services it will serve to help both clients looking for art services and for those providing services.

Art-care is an interactive web site designed as a tool to aid art and artifact owners in making informed decisions when selecting a qualified conservator, appraiser, or any other necessary art related service provider.

It is also designed to aid the art service providers in private practice who have been designated as professionals by their National Associations by providing a means for these recognized professionals to market their services, advertising individually and as a group with a national presence.

Three Professional Directories; Conservation, Appraisal, and Art-related services appear as listings and have a layered structure for clients to sort by specialty, geographic location and study members individual promotional brochures. This “one stop shopping” allows owners and custodians to easily find a variety of specialists and service providers, often difficult to find and study by comparison.

Member Brochures for marketing services are encouraged to enhance individual on line listings. They are easily created by logging in and submitting descriptive text with images illustrating their services, ethics, and background with a link to their own web page.
Click HERE to visit the Art-Care site.

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