Certified Needlework Appraiser Program

$375.00 each


Certified Needlework Appraiser Program

This program has been established to train individuals to appraise or value embroidery from a monetary and historical perspective. The Appraiser Program is a combination of EGA provided instruction and self-directed study that includes exercises in needlework observation, research, and a formal apprenticeship in appraisal writing.  Each candidate must attend an EGA sponsored class in Embroidery Appraisals for Insurance/Fair Market Value/Donations. This 4-day class will provide instruction on how to appraise needlework for the purposes of insurance, fair market value, and donations. The class will provide basic historical needlework information on materials and design trends, techniques, and stitches.

In addition to the appraisal instruction class, each certification candidate will be required to complete an EGA judging component, write a research paper, complete an apprenticeship in appraisal writing, and pass a final exam. Every candidate accepted into the EGA Appraiser Program will receive one copy of the EGA Appraisal Manual, a reference guide to aid in the identification of multiple types of needlework.  The manual is updated periodically with referenced research from EGA Certified Appraisers and EGA Appraiser program candidates.

Fees: The cost of the program is $375 for EGA members and $450 for non-members. After completion of the program, a pin will be awarded along with listing on the EGA website. The cost of the program does not include course fees.

Enrollment: Candidates may enroll in the program after completion of the four-day course.

For information about the program, contact Brad Cape, Education Coordinator, at EGA headquarters.

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