Reservations Required. Limit 30.
Cost: FREE Program
Guest Speaker: Andrew Richmond
Topic: The History of 100 years in Ohio in 10 Objects
You’ll encounter few folks with as much passion for old stuff as Andrew Richmond. After receiving degrees from Kenyon College, one of the oldest colleges west of the Appalachian Mountains, and the prestigious Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, Andrew spent more than a decade in the world of antiques and fine art auctions. During that time, he handled hundreds of thousands of objects, and helped sell everything from million-dollar paintings to a mummified bird to Benjamin Franklin’s pocket watch.
Andrew is a recognized expert in the antiques and art field, serving as a regular appraiser on WKET TV’s Kentucky Collectibles, and he’s conducted numerous appraisal events around Ohio and beyond. In his work as a consultant, advisor, and certified personal property appraiser, he draws upon his years of actual market experience. Andrew understands the subtle nuances that can greatly impact value, and how factors such as timing and marketing, are key to achieving the very best results when selling valuable items.
However, Andrew’s knowledge of antiques is not limited to value! He regularly engages in serious academic research on American decorative arts, and has lectured widely, including at such venues as Colonial Williamsburg’s Antiques Forum and the Winterthur Museum’s Furniture Forum. He has published numerous articles, and has curated two landmark exhibitions on the decorative arts of his native Ohio. He serves on the boards of several museums and decorative arts organizations.
Andrew lives in rural Ohio with his wife (and regular writing partner) Hollie Davis, their two children, and their cats.
This program is free thanks to the generous support of the Washington County Public Library.