While the Sioux City Art Center might be able to assist you with basic research questions on artwork you own, it is not permitted to provide information related to the monetary value of an artwork. To find an appraiser who is licensed to provide information for the type of artwork you own, you should visit these websites:
- Appraisers Association of America
- American Society of Appraisers
- International Society of Appraisers
You might find that the nearest appraiser is located in one of the larger cities in our region, such as Omaha, Lincoln, and Des Moines.
The Sioux City Art Center does not have a trained art conservator on its staff. The following organization can help you find a qualified conservator based on location and the type of art object you own:
- American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
- Regional Alliance for Preservation
You can also visit the website for information and the location of conservators.
In addition, the Nebraska State Historical Society operates the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center in Omaha. This conservation center offers expertise on a wide range of art and other historic materials.
Proposed Donations of Art
Thank you for considering a donation to the Sioux City Art Center.
Proposed donations of art are reviewed by the director to evaluate their relevance to the Art Center’s permanent collection and its current collecting goals. Review of proposed gifts and notification may take up to one month.
You may submit proposed donations of art in writing by email or mail.
Please provide the following information for each artwork you are interested in donating:
- Your name, address, email address, and phone number
- Artist’s name, and any pertinent biographical information
- Title, date and medium (oil, watercolor, print, etc.) of the artwork
- Size and condition
- How long you have owned the artwork
- Images of the artwork
Inquiries may be sent to:
Sioux City Art Center, Attn: Art Donation
225 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51101