Fine Art Appraisal, Advisory and Collection Management Services

Kathryn Minard

Kathryn Minard is a Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP) with a specialty in fine art and Canadian instructor in Appraisal Studies with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). The CAPP designation is the highest professional designation conferred by the ISA. It is attained by successful completion of a comprehensive program emphasizing legal, ethical and theoretical aspects of appraising and entails the peer review of appraisal reports, approved professional development activities and a comprehensive board examination.



York University – BA – Specialized Honours – Art History, 1975

International Society of Appraisers: Certificate of Re-qualification, 2012-2017; Certified Appraiser of Personal Property Designation 2009; Fine Art Speciality Course 204, 1998; Personal Property Program, Canadian Core Courses, Toronto, 1996

American Society of Appraisers: Personal Property Appraisal, Principles of Valuation I – IV, Toronto, 1993 -1995

National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 2010; 7-hour USPAP Personal Property Update, Appraisers Association of America, 2012

Art / Contemporary Fine Art Services Inc.

Established in 2011, Art is the operating name of Contemporary Fine Art Services Inc., a firm founded in 1981 by Kathryn Minard. Art provides fine art appraising, consulting and collection management services. Appraisal services include reports for insurance coverage, damage and loss claims, charitable or cultural property donation, estate planning and division of assets, purchase or sales advice, determination of probate fees or capital gains tax, bankruptcy, divorce or partnership dissolution and expert witness and litigation support.

The firm advises clients on the acquisitions or sale of fine art and provides representation in purchase and sales transactions as well as collection management, including inventory, cataloguing, conservation, restoration, framing and installation. Clients include private and corporate collectors, financial institutions, government, public galleries and museums, registered charities and law firms.

Curator Asset Management Inc.

From 2006 to 2011, Kathryn Minard, in partnership with Waddington’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, provided specialized services in appraisal, research and collection management through Curator Asset Management Inc.

Association Memberships

International Society of Appraisers, Chicago, Illinois: Certified Appraiser of Personal Property – Fine Art Division, Canadian Chapter President 2008-2013 & Past Regional Regional Representative for 1997-1999; Association for Professional Art Advisors, New York, NY: Affiliate Member; Friends of Canadian Art, Member; The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, Professional Member


Textile Museum of Canada, Board of Trustees, 2011-2014

McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Art Advisory Committee, 2013

Professional Member, Curatorial Circle, The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, 2010-2014

Special Advisor to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, 2001-2005


International Society of Appraisers: Lamp of Knowledge Award, 2013; Distinguished Service Award as Annual Conference Co-Chair,2010; and the Award of Excellence for service as Coordinator of the Fine Art Program for Annual Conference in 2000; International Society of Appraisers Distinguished Service Award as a member of the ISA Distance Education Design Team for the ISA Distance Education Course in Appraisal Studies, 1999

Related Experience & Activities

Toronto March 2011
Seminar on Canadian specific issues in appraisal studies, Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers

Panel Participant

Nashville, TN
Annual Conference, International Society of Appraisers - Topic: Valuation Challenges

Program Co-Chair

Toronto 2010
Assets 2010 Annual Conference, International Society of Appraisers

Charleston, South Carolina 2009
Annual Conference, International Society of Appraisers,

New York, NY 2008
National Conference, Changing Time: Changing Markets, Appraisers Association of America

Baltimore, Maryland 2008
Annual Conference, International Society of Appraisers

Yale Club, New York, NY 2007
National Conference on Valuation & Condition, Appraisers Association of America,

Kansas City, Missouri October 2007
International Association of Professional Art Advisors, Tours of Corporate, Private and Museum Collections in


Toronto September 2007
Estate Planning & Strategic By-Products of Art Ownership, presentation to The Latremoille Group, Richardson Financial Partners Ltd.


Toronto February 2007
Collecting and Investing in Canadian Art: Current Market Trends, presentation to The University Club of Toronto

Toronto 1998, 2001-2008
Decorative Arts Symposia, Royal Ontario Museum: Silver & Gold: Treasures, Fakes and Forgeries (2008); Crystal & Glass: Glorious Grains of Sand (2007); The History of Dining (2006); Designers & Tastemakers: Innovators in the Decorative Arts (2005); The Country House: From Antiquity to the New Age (2004), Beauties of the Baroque (2003), Scotland and Away (2002), Regency: The Age of Jane Austen (2001), The Great Collectors (1998)

Oct. 20-21, 2005
Group of Seven Roadshow: Art and Public Culture 1920-2005, Symposium, Sponsored by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries

New York, NY November 2004
Reports from the Field: Photography Now, Workshop sponsored by the International Association of Professional Art Advisors

Hyannis, Massachusetts June 2004
The Thirteenth Annual National Expert Witness Conference & Expert Report Writing Workshop, sponsored by Seak Inc.

Toronto February 2004
Making History: A Symposium, sponsored by Canadian Art with the Department of Fine Art, University of Toronto, and the Faculty of Fine Arts, York University.


January 2004
Valuing Estate Assets, presentation to the Estate Planners' Council of Hamilton on appraisals for the determination of probate fees and capital gains tax, equitable distribution of assets and reduction of tax liabilities through donations of cultural property

Toronto 2002
Picturing Shakespeare: An interdisciplinary symposium on the authenticity of the Sanders Portrait of William Shakespeare sponsored by the University of Toronto Art Centre, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Records of English Drama

Panel Participant & Presenter

New York 2002
Do It Now: Strategic Emergency Plans for Corporate Art Collections, panel participant & presentation on Appraisals & Loss Prevention at a one-day workshop sponsored by the National Association for Corporate Art Management and the Association for Professional Art Advisors

New York 2001
Catalogues Raisonnes and the Authentication Process, Conference, International Foundation for Art Research

Panel Participant & Presenter

Toronto 2000
Artful Ownership, The Role of the Appraiser, Toronto 2000 International Art Fair

Guest Speaker

Sudbury 2000
What's It Worth: Recognizing Value in Art, Guest speaker for the Perspective Canada Lecture Series at the Art Gallery of Sudbury

1997, 1999, 2000
International Society of Appraisers' Annual Conferences on Personal Property Appraising, Toronto, Ontario, Troy, Michigan & Washington, DC, 1997, 1999, 2000; Fine Art Program Co-ordinator, 2000

Board & Jury Committee

Toronto 1997, 1998
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition,

Toronto 1996
The American Society of Appraisers International Appraisal Conference

New York & Boston 1997, 1990-1994
National Association for Corporate Art Management - Conferences on Corporate Art Collecting