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Object Information Request

Do you have an object or piece of artwork that you purchased, inherited or even found in the attic? State Museum staff are available to help you identify objects and find research and conservation resources. If you have something that you would like to find out more about, please read over the FAQ below and submit a request for information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer formal appraisals and / or authentication of objects?
The museum does not conduct evaluations, appraisals or authentication services. We host an annual appraisal program called the Museum Roadshow each January. While we do not endorse any appraisers, you can find resource links below to assist you finding appraisers in your local area.

I am not sure how to best care for my object and/or artwork, can you help?
Museum collections staff will be glad to assist you if you have questions about the best way to care for your family objects and antiques.

Can museum staff refurbish or conserve my objects?
The museum does not refurbish or conserve objects for the general public. See below for resource links to assist you in finding a conservator.

What if you cannot identify my object?
If we are not familiar with your object or artwork, we will try our best to find out information for you. If we are not able to help and it is outside of our area of focus, we will try to recommend another museum or institution that might be able to help


Submit a Request

Please complete the form below and with your contact information, a basic description of your object and/or artwork and any background information you may have about it. Staff will be in touch to assist you within 5 working days.


Resource Links

American Society of Appraisers

American Institute for Conservation