Cornwall Public Library will be holding an Antique Evaluation Clinic with Janet Carlile, an independent and accredited antique valuer and appraiser with 30 years international experience gained with major auction houses both in Europe and North America.
The public is invited to register their items at the library prior to the event which will be held on Saturday October 31 between 11:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. Limited number of items to be evaluated at a small fee per item, maximum of 3 items per person. Free to attend.
Janet has lectured about antiques at the University of Toronto, Centennial College and Erindale College, hosted and wrote “The A-Z of Antiques” for BBC radio from 1994 to 1999 which aired weekly.
Janet also worked as the Consultant Editor of “The Antiques Trade Mart Magazine, a magazine devoted to the sale of antiques. Janet continues to value and appraise antiques for the purpose of cultural property donations, insurance, probate, family separation and inventory for private individuals, law firms and public institutions.
She has undertaken appraisals of government department collections and is an appraiser for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Redpath Museum in Montreal, the American Embassy, the House of Commons, and has worked for Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General.
In addition to her appraisal work Janet also writes and lectures to groups and organizations.
She wrote a popular syndicated Antiques column for the Southam
Newspaper Group for over 4 years and has contributed to magazines including the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts journal The Bulletin.
She now writes the Antiques at Home column for Canadian House and Home magazine and appears as an expert appraiser on the CBC’ s Canadian Antiques Roadshow.
Most recently Janet has been a guest on the lunchtime CBC program Ontario Today to answer questions during a phone in. She was appointed the Curator/Director of the Arnprior and District Museum in 2002, sits on the Board of the Arnprior McNab Braeside Archives and was a Director of the Ontario Historical Society.
Janet is a member of the Canadian Professional Property Appraisers (CPA). She considers it a conflict of interest to purchase from clients.
Please call the library at 613-932-4796 for more information on registration.
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