Scholarships for Personal Property Appraisers

The Foundation for Appraisal Education is offering three (3) scholarships this year to beginning and     experienced personal property appraisers.  As stated on their website “The Foundation for Appraisal Education was formed to advance education related to personal property appraising and to assist individuals through scholarships for educational development to improve their capabilities by attending courses, classes, workshops and conferences.”

Applications will be accepted through June 30th, and scholarships will be awarded on July 31st.   Students, independent appraisers and members from all personal property appraisal societies are welcome to apply.   For more information and a scholarship application visit

As a recipient of the Experienced Appraiser scholarship in 2005, I used the award to attend a Fine Arts course.  The application process was easy.  Anyone who thinks they might qualify should apply.

Royal Oak Foundation lectures


The Royal Oak Foundation has scheduled a Spring lecture series of interest to appraisers, historians and Anglophiles in several cities throughout the U.S.  Some of the lecture titles include:

Westminster Abbey: A Place for Royal Celebration

“A Great Number of Useful Books”: The Country House Library

Resurrecting the English Country House

“Glorious Goodwood”: A House of Ducal Splendour

“A Work to Wonder At”: Stowe House and the American Revolution

Lectures are scheduled in the following cities:

Atlanta Boston & Ipswich Chicago Los Angeles Memphis New Orleans New York City Philadelphia San Diego San Francisco & Woodside Washington DC

For those not familiar with the foundation:

The Royal Oak Foundation engages Americans in the work of the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland ………  In the United States, Royal Oak offers a wide range of member programs and activities focused on the National Trust, British art and architecture, fine & decorative arts, gardens, history, as well as conservation and historic preservation.

For more details, brochure, cost and reservations, please visit The Royal Oak Foundation.