About the NIA

 
Who is the NIA?
 
For almost three decades, the NIA has been a highly selective membership organization of the nation's leading appraisers of fine art. Its internationally respected membership deals primarily in paintings, drawings, photographs, graphics and sculpture from antiquity to contemporary works of art. 

The members are chosen by the Board of Directors after consultation and examination by the entire membership, and is limited to appraisers who have worked in their Field of expertise for a minimum of 10 years. An NIA Certified Appraisal is designed to fulfill all requirements of insurance companies and in the case of donations, all requirements of IRS tax law. 

 

No Certified Appraisal by any member of the NIA has ever been overturned or rejected by an insurance company or the IRS. The NIA has also been appointed to the Panel of Experts for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. 

By charter, Senior Appraisers are prohibited from the buying or selling of fine art which in the opinion of the NIA constitutes a conflict of interest. 

NIA appraisals are not based on hourly rates, or on a percentage of the work's appraised value. NIA fees are based on a flat fee-per-item schedule, determined in advance.
Click here to view the NIA Appraisal Fees, or contact us for more information.


 
Who is an NIA Client? 
This is a partial list of government, corporate, and university clients. The NIA has also handled more than 15,000 appraisals for private clients and other public institutions. 

 

 AT&T COMMUNICATIONS

FBI

U.S. MARSHALL'S OFFICE

 UPS

LLOYDS OF LONDON

 IRS

AMERICAN EXPRESS

 UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

TIMES MIRROR

 TRANSAMERICA LIFE

 KAISER PERMANENTE

 PITNEY BOWES

 LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA CO.

 PARAMOUNT PICTURES

 SHELL OIL

 SO. CAL. EDISON CO.

 ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL

 SHERATON CORPORATION

 DOW CHEMICAL, U.S.A.

 ALLSTATE INSURANCE

 CBS TELEVISION

 HILTON CORPORATION

DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY

 PRICE WATERHOUSE

 PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

 NBC TELEVISION

IBM CORPORATION

STATE FARM INSURANCE  

 

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cheryl parker,
Apr 21, 2012, 2:28 PM