The Appraisers Association of America (AAA)

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Appraisers Association

The Appraisers Association of America (AAA) was established in 1949 and is an association for fine and decorative arts appraisers. The AAA membership includes over 700 independent personal property appraisers.


Appraisers Association of America, Inc., 212 West 35th Street, 11th Floor South, New York, NY 10001 USA


AAA says:

"How to Join the Appraisers Association of America: Our Members and Certified Members are primarily independent appraisers, however we do include among our members, appraisers affiliated with galleries or auction houses.

A typical applicant profile is a professional transitioning from a related field, such as art law, or from a closely aligned field, such as curatorial. Depending on your level of expertise, we recommend one of two tracks: the “NYU Track” will take you through the NYU/SCPS Appraisal Studies Program to become a Member; or the “AAA Track,” which will bring you directly into the organization as a Certified Member.

Our admissions procedures are in alignment with the guidelines established by The Appraisal Foundation for Minimum Requirements for Personal Property Appraisers.

You will need to consider which track most accurately matches your level of expertise; we would be pleased to discuss these options in detail with you. 212.889.5404 x13."


Members are required to follow the AAA Code of Ethics.

Contact Info:

AAA website contact form

Telephone Numbers:

Referral requests: 212.889.5404 x10
Membership: 212.889.5404 ext.



Email for referrals / anyone looking for an appraisers:
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AAA's mission is "to develop and promote standards of excellence in the profession of appraising through education and the application of the highest form of professional practice, which results in enhancing the visibility and standing of appraisers within the private and professional communities in which they serve."


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