News-Antique.com - Mar 17,2008 - The ISA Education Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of education related to the personal property appraising field, is publishing a new peer reviewed annual journal to be titled, The Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies.
This journal is now available for purchase by all appraisers and the public through the ISA Education Foundation website at www.isafoundation.org or www.appraisaljournal.org. For questions or submission queries for the 2009 edition, and other information, please contact the editor, Todd Sigety at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 703.836.1020.
This daring new venture will be a unique annual publication written and edited specifically for and about personal property appraisal issues and related industries. Over 20 with over 300 pages of original research articles, integrative reviews, and discussions of topical and emerging appraisal issues are included in the inaugural publication.
Topics for the 2008 Journal include informative articles on product knowledge, including bronze, jade and studio furniture. The journal also contains a large selection of appraisal theory and methodology articles, including such topics as equivalent samples, quality/condition adjusted mean methodology, provenance research, blockage, upper market valuation considerations, publishing, marketing, consulting and business development. Industries with appraisal related interests have contributed articles and include content from antique show promoters, museum curators and auction specialists. These topics include articles on how antiques shows are changing, how museums collect and work with appraisers, the benefits of working with regional auction houses, and a review of several of the most popular price database from the perspective of an auction house specialist. Several furniture conservators have contributed articles on the evolution of conservation treatment reports and diminution of value.
The editor, Todd Sigety, owner of two antique shops in Alexandria, Virginia, has written for many academic and professional magazines, and is a Certified Member of the International Society of Appraisers. He is currently accepting submissions of the highest scholarly caliber for the next edition set to be issued in April, 2009. Submission proposals (ideas, concepts, or finished work) maybe sent immediately for acceptance. About 20-30 articles will be accepted on a merit basis, each containing a minimum of 3,000 words. All work should be original and academic, instructive, or scholastic. Authors will be recognized in the publication. They need not be members of any specific appraisal organization.
The ISA Education Foundation is a non-profit corporation with headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. Their Executive Director is Rebecca Norton. They have been in existence since 2002 and provide scholarships to the appraisal community and offer grants to worthwhile endeavors, specifically those providing education and instruction to the public about personal property appraising and related subjects.