I am highly experienced in handling historic musical instruments of all sorts, and can make qualified judgements on attribution, historical significance and conservation of museum-quality musical instruments or musical ephemera including artworks. With a strong background in museums, art history, conservation and academic study of musical instruments my expertise is trusted across the world, and I have provided assessments under “Treasure National” legislation in France and with respect to ArtFund applications in the United Kingdom. I also have experience brokering sales to museums on instruments ranging from harpsichords to bagpipes, and am able to provide reports to necessary conservation and curatorial standards demonstrating market value, rarity, condition and significance. Much of my consulting work is provided under strict conditions of confidentiality, and where necessary I give qualified advice against acquisition. Some of my notable case-studies are shown below.
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