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Art Investment/Appraisal 

Job Title and Job Description

Art Investment/Appraisal 

Buy and sell artwork. Build collections for individuals, museums, and corporations.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Art Historian: Research data on deceased artists, provide background, data, shows. Art Conservation: Repair, care of artwork on paper or canvas (preservation)Appraiser: Evaluate collection for individuals and estates for insurance or sale. 

What new technology will be important?

Shared data bases with museums and libraries allowing larger information database searches of deceased artists or international exhibition history 

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Started as a hobby – turned into a business – developed 4,000 volume library to draw on.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Art History Major / Fine Arts Degree 

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No 

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Athletic / Physical 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Bilingual 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Computer Technology 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Creative Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
leadership and Supervising 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Mechanical Understanding 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Sales and Negotiation 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Scientific and Experimental 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Social Service / Helping Skills 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Teaching / Instructing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Writing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
 

Interview By: Art Investment/Appraisal