Value Added: Objects for Sale and Saving
March 20, 2013
James B. Duke Library, Pitts Room
An auctioneer and a curator discuss the concept of value on March 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm in the Pitts Room of the James B. Duke Library. Scott Derrick, a Furman employee and certified auctioneer, will describe the process by which one assesses the monetary value of an object offered for sale, and ensures that the object meets or exceeds that estimated value at auction. Helen Hockwalt, Curator of the Pickens County Museum of Art and History, will discuss the historical and cultural value of objects to a museum's collection, describing their ability to illustrate and enrich the narrative of place and the shared identity of its inhabitants. She will also illustrate the effects of preservation and the resulting impact on both individual and institutional worth.
We hope you will attend!