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Policy on authentication 

The Burchfield Penney Art Center, because of our unique collections of work by Charles E. Burchfield and the artists of Western New York, offers research as a service. The Center does not provide authentications of works of artists.

This research is based on information provided to the Burchfield Penney Art Center and reflects research and is based on the information in the museum’s collections. The Center maintains files on 3500 artists with a focus collection on the work of Charles E. Burchfield. The collections related to Charles E. Burchfield contains over 25,000 drawings, the artists painting index, 10,000 hand-written journal pages, a record of publications about the artist and thousands of his personal letters. The Burchfield Penney Art Center also manages copyright for the works of Charles E. Burchfield. 

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Policy on appraisals

As with all museums, the Burchfield Penney Art Center cannot provide appraisals of artwork. In keeping with this practice, we also do not make general referrals to appraisals. The following organizations may be able to provide assistance.

Art Dealers Association of America

Appraisers Association of America