Valuations Department

Every day valuable artworks and antiques can change in value. 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 company.

The Art+Object valuation department has over fifty years’ experience providing advice to New Zealand's leading institutions, public galleries, museums and libraries as well as to private collectors and estates. In recent years the Art+Object Directors 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 Gallery/Len Lye Centre - New Plymouth, The University of Auckland, and numerous local bodies and specialist institutions such as Heritage New Zealand.

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 also 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.