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appraisals & valuations

Pollon Art offers comprehensive art appraisal services for personal property in the areas of Aboriginal Australian art, including paintings, bark paintings, sculpture, carvings, photography, works on paper, fibre work and other fine art objects.

Appraisals prepared by Pollon Art Director, Miriam Grundy, comply with the highest standards in the field, known as Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). All appraisals adhere to the strict code of professionalism and ethics set out by USPAP. The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) will only accept estate and donation appraisals prepared by a USPAP qualified appraiser, defined in IRS publication 561 as an individual who has earned an appraisal designation from a recognized professional appraiser organization for demonstrated competency in valuing the type of property being appraised. 

Pollon Art can perform appraisals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works of art, objects and visual material for the following purposes:

  • Charitable contributions and gifts

  • Fine art insurance

  • Damage and loss insurance claims

  • Estate tax

  • Probate

  • Disposition and sale of individual works or collections

Miriam has appraised works for private collections and numerous art museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Kluge Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven; and the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle.  Contact Miriam to find out more about appraisal and valuation services. 

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Appraisals prepared by Miriam conform with the 2018-2019 USPAP, written by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D.C. The Appraisal Foundation is a congressionally sanctioned, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of professional appraisers and users of appraisal services to ensure public trust in the work performed by appraisers.


Miriam is a member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia (ACAA), the peak industry body for art consultants and valuers in Australia. ACAA members must possess a high standard of expertise in the visual arts and adhere to strict ethical standards and code of professional conduct set out by the organization