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One of the many benefits of your membership is an invitation to our biannual Consult-a-Curator event. To participate in this opportunity and be provided information or opinions on your art by of our professional curatorial or conservation staff, we ask that you register online in advance.


Curators and Conservators of the Cincinnati Art Museum will offer best opinions on:

Curators will offer their best opinion on the maker, age, medium and condition of objects brought in for examination. Curators cannot provide monetary appraisals, monetary valuations of any kind, or supply written opinions. Opinions expressed at this event are verbal only and based on the curator’s training and experience. However, curators can suggest sources for further information. Conservators will be available for consultation on repair, restoration and proper storage of objects and works on paper.

If you have trouble identifying what category of the opinions you should seek for timed entry, please email a picture of your artwork to [email protected], and we will provide you with an answer.



Tuesday, November 9, 2021

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.



Cincinnati Art Museum

Please enter through the Margaret H. DeWitt entrance



Register for timed entry

Deadline for registration is November 8, 2021


Please read the following information regarding Consult-a-Curator:

To support the health and safety of Cincinnati Art Museum guests and staff, the museum requires certification that all attendees at this event certify that they be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or have received a negative COVID 19 test within 72 hours of the event taking place. Please arrive at the Margaret H. DeWitt entrance five minutes prior to your selected timed entry to provide proof of membership and COVID 19 vaccination or test. Also, we require that you wear a mask during your entire consulting time.

In order to make your visit more enjoyable, please read the following:

  • Register in advance online for a maximum of two objects per membership.
  • Your works of art are not permitted in the museum galleries. 
  • It is helpful if artworks are unframed.


We are truly grateful for your continued support of your Cincinnati Art Museum and hope that you take advantage of this membership benefit.

This event is free for Members. Find out more about Membership at the Cincinnati Art Museum. For questions or more information, please contact the Membership Department at [email protected].


Additional Resources

Our library, The Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives, is also an excellent resource for reference material and artist information. It is open Tuesday–Friday and second Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To ask a question or request an appointment at the library, you can email [email protected] or call (513) 639-2978.

If you are looking for information beyond what the museum can provide, you should contact an appraiser in your area. There are two main resources for finding reputable appraisers – The American Society of Appraisers, and the International Society of Appraisers. On each site you should be able to search by geographic region or by specialty. These are independent organizations and are in no way affiliated with the Cincinnati Art Museum.