Conservation & Appraisals


The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is unable to appraise artworks. The museum recommends that an accredited appraiser be contacted directly. The following information is provided to aid in your search for an expert in a field related to your artwork. For assistance with finding an appraiser, please contact:

American Society of Appraisers
11107 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 310
Reston, VA 20190
Tel: 800-272-8258
Web site:

International Society of Appraisers
303 West Madison Street, Suite 2650
Chicago, Il 60606
Tel: 866-481-1689
Web site:


Stanford University's Preservation maintains links to numerous Web sites providing information regarding the care of artworks. Please visit for online conservation resources. For assistance in finding a conservator, please contact:

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
1156 15th St. NW Suite 320
Washington D.C. 20005-1714
Tel: 202.452.9545

Web site:

Before choosing a conservator, we suggest you refer to the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work brochure guidelines. This brochure can be accessed at

Additional Internet Resources:


The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art does not recommend one appraiser, conservator, framer, or other art professional over another. This list includes suggestions of organizations that may be consulted, however, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will not be held responsible for any conservation or appraisals. This information is provided as a resource and is not an endorsement of any organization or individual.

Ralph Blakelock (American, 1847-1919)
Sunset, ca. 1879-1883
Oil on canvas
27 1/4" x 37" (69 cm x 94 cm)
Signed: lower right
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Morrie A. Moss 58.9