Art Appraiser - Calgary

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Pauline Lindland


Types of Appraisals

  • Insurance Appraisals

  • Charitable Donation Appraisals, Cultural Property Donation Appraisals

  • Equitable Distribution Appraisals

  • Informed Decision-Making Appraisals

    I am accredited with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) as a personal property appraiser with a specialty in fine art. I have achieved accreditation status by demonstrating my professional experience and education, and by passing rigorous examinations on the theory, practice, legal considerations, and ethical standards of appraisal practice. Attaining accreditation status is a professional achievement for personal property appraisers. Re-qualification occurs every five years and professional development credits must be earned.

    I offer my clients the kind of broad understanding of the Canadian art market that comes from thirty plus years of working with Canadian art collections. I have a degree in the fine arts, a Professional Certificate in Arts Management, museum experience, sixteen years experience as a corporate art curator and fifteen years experience as an art advisor and appraiser.

    My appraisals conform to the Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, as well as to the ISA's Code of Ethics and Appraisal Report Writing Standard. My adherance to academic and ethical standards is especially important in the unregulated industry of personal property appraising.

    Whenever there is a question concerning the value of personal property, there are risks involved. These risks include: the risk of not getting your fair share in a division of property; the risk of incurring tax penalties; the risk of being under-compensated for losses; the risk of selling at too low a price; or, the risk of paying for too much insurance.

    My expert appraisals will reduce your risk by giving you timely and accurate valuations based on facts. My value conclusions are researched in the correct marketplace, and are based on prescribed standards of evaluation, research, and report writing.

    I write appraisal reports for insurance coverage, damage and loss claims, charitable and cultural property donations, estate planning and division of assets, determination of capital gains tax or probate fees, divorce and business dissolutions and, informed decision-making.

    Who Uses The Services Of A Personal Property Appraiser?

    • Collectors looking to procure insurance for their artworks and to right-size their insurance policy, and collectors wishing to ensure a fair settlement in a loss claim.

    • Collectors donating artwork or cultural property needing an appraisal that will meet the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency or the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.

    • Lawyers, judges, estate and trust officers, accountants, financial planners and bankruptcy trustees use equitable distribution appraisals with matters of estate dissolutions where the property is distributed to heirs and probate fees or capital gains taxes are determined, in matters of divorce, and in business dissolutions.

    • The above as well as collectors, and the insurance and moving industries use informed decision-making appraisals to establish selling prices, to confirm purchase prices and to inform other financial decisions.

    • The insurance and moving industries use appraisals to ensure their payouts are appropriate.

    If you need an art appraiser, please contact me for an appointment. I look forward to working with you!


    Pauline Lindland, ISA AM
    International Society of Appraisers, Accredited Member
    Fine Art Specialist

    Lindland Art Services Inc.
    (403) 262-7399

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