Every day valuable artworks and antiques can change in
In the event of calamity, fire or theft it is imperative you have
your precious artworks and antiques documented and correctly
valued. Astute collectors ensure that their collection is the
subject of a registered valuation lodged with their insurance
The ART+OBJECT team has over thirty years experience providing
advice to New Zealand's leading institutions, public galleries,
museums and libraries as well as private collectors and
In recent years the A+O team of Ben Plumbly and Leigh Melville
have completed significant valuation mandates for Te Papa
Tongarewa, Sarjeant Gallery - Whanganui, Waikato Museum Te Whare
Taonga o Waikato, The Canterbury Museum, The Govett Brewster - New
Plymouth, The University of Auckland and numerous local bodies and
specialist institutions such as the Heritage New Zealand.
In simple terms that means only ART+OBJECT valuations have the
depth, rigour and professional recognition required by New
Zealand's leading collectors, museums, corporates and public
institutions. It is this quality of valuation advice which is now
available to the private collector.
In the last five years the valuation division has completed over
1500 valuations including many significant valuation mandates for
public collections and key visual arts events such as New Zealand
participation at the Venice Biennale.