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  • WHAT YEAR IS IT? DETERMINING THE AGE OF A PHOTOGRAPH

    Photography, like printmaking, can create prints again and again from a single source, sometimes years after the original negative or plate was first created. Therefore, it can be difficult to date a photograph from just looking at the front (recto). Three different, relatively vague, categories help distinguish the age of photographic prints compared to their negatives.Read the Rest…

    CELEBRATING MIR APPRAISAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: ART, EDUCATION, AND APPRAISAL

    May 19th, 2014 · 4:53 pm  →  Appraisal Blog Conservation

    In honor of our 20th year of business, each month we will discuss a favorite case from our past that exemplifies our dedication to in-depth research and analysis as part of the appraisal process. This month’s anniversary installment highlights our involvement with two Midwestern educational institutions and the process that the MIR Appraisal team went through to identify,Read the Rest…

    NEW REGULATIONS TO IMPACT U.S. IVORY SALES

    May 15th, 2014 · 11:05 am  →  Antiques Appraisal Provenance

    When making the decision to buy or sell items made of ivory, it is crucial to consider a number of factors that indicate whether the ivory can legally be bought or sold on the open market. Upcoming regulatory  changes within the U.S. ivory marketplace, due to be implemented beginning in June 2014, will have a significant impactRead the Rest…