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Policy on authentication 

The Burchfield Penney Art Center policies regarding authentication and appraisal requests are based on our accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. With the world’s largest collection of materials relating to the artist Charles E. Burchfield and recognition of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, the Burchfield Penney will provide research into the authenticity of works by this artist. This does not include financial evaluations of the work. Authentication is provided as the opinion of our Burchfield Scholar and research staff.

All inquiries should be sent to Nancy Weekly. When attaching image files, please upload to The Burchfield Penney charges a fee of $200 for authentications, or it is free as a benefit for museum members at the Burchfield Circle ($1000) level or above. For further research beyond authentication, the fee is $200 per hour of research and writing.

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