Fine Art Appraisal, Advisory and Collection Management Services

Sheila Osborne Jones

Sheila Osborne Jones is an Accredited Appraiser of Personal Property with the International Society of Appraisers in the Fine Art Division. Ms. Osborne Jones graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986 and has over twenty years experience in the fine art business through her work at Contemporary Fine Art Services Inc. and Curator Asset Management. Her credentials as an appraiser are in compliance with the requalification requirements of the International Society of Appraisers and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 2014-2015.

Contact: sosborne@artadvisory.com

Education

University of Toronto; Bachelor of Music in Performance (Voice), 1986

University of Toronto; various courses in Fine Art History

International Society of Appraisers: Certificate of Re-qualification, 2012, Personal Property Program, Canadian Core Courses, Toronto, 1997

National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, Toronto, 2012

Professional Experience

Art Advisory.com / Contemporary Fine Art Services Inc.

1988-1992
1996 – Present    

Sheila joined Contemporary Fine Art Services in 1988. Established in 2011, Art Advisory.com is the operating name of Contemporary Fine Art Services Inc., a firm founded in 1981 by Kathryn Minard. Art Advisory.com 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 acquisition 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.
2006-2011

During this period Ms. Osborne Jones worked for Curator Asset Management, a partnership between Kathryn Minard and Waddingtons Auctioneers & Appraisers. This firm provided specialized services in appraisal, research and collection management.

Association Memberships

International Society of Appraisers; Accredited Member

Related Experience
2011


International Society of Appraisers Annual Conference, Assets 2013, Chicago, Illinois; Assets 2011, Nashville, TN; Assets 2010, Toronto, ON

2010


International Society of Appraisers Fine Art Specialty Course, September 28 to October 3, 2010; Chicago, IL

2010


Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course, Toronto

2008


Gold and Silver: Treasures, Fakes & Forgeries; Symposium on the Decorative Arts at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

2007


Crystal & Glass: Glorious Grains of Sand, Symposium on the Decorative Arts at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

2006


SE 100: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), American Society of Appraisers, Herndon, Virginia

2006


The History of Dining, Symposium on the Decorative Arts at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toront

2005


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

2005


Designers & Tastemakers, Innovators in the Decorative Arts, Symposium on the Decorative Arts at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

2004


The Country House: From Antiquity to the New Age, Symposium on the Decorative Arts at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

2003


Beauties of the Baroque, Symposium on the Decorative Arts at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

2002


Picturing Shakespeare, Interdisciplinary Symposium to explore issues of public and scholarly interest generated by the Sanders portrait, University of Toronto

2002


Scotland and Away, Symposium on the Decorative Arts at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

2001


What is Original? Symposium on issues of authenticity, originality, reproduction and copyright related to the sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

2001


Regency: The Age of Jane Austen, symposium on the Decorative Arts at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

2000


Print Appreciation – seminar on identifying various types of fine art prints, Open Studio, Toronto

2000


21st Annual International Conference on Personal Property Appraising, International Society of Appraisers, Toronto, Ontario

1999


Donations – How To Get It Right, symposium on the benefits and procedures of donations, presented by the Professional Art Dealers Association of Canada Art Foundation

1999


20th Annual International Conference on Appraising, International Society of Appraisers, Troy, Michigan

1999


Buried Treasure – Corporations & Designated Institutions Working Together to Preserve Canadian History, symposium on donating and receiving Cultural Property for Charitable Tax Credits, Archives Association of Ontario

1998


SE 100: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), American Society of Appraisers, Herndon, Virginia

1998


The Great Collectors, symposium on the Decorative Arts at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto