Treasure Hunting with Bonhams

June 15, 2011 – HALIFAX, NS – Bonhams, the world renowned fine art auctioneers and valuers is coming to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on July 9th and 10th to value your treasures. The doors open at 9:00am and close at 5:00pm each day.

The Bonhams appraisal team coming to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia includes: President, Jack Kerr-Wilson (British and European paintings and Decorative Arts); Loraine Turner (Silver); Perry Tung (Canadian and European Art) and Kristin Hayashi (Jewellery). The team will also be evaluating Collectables.

“We encourage people to bring items they have always wondered about, whether hanging on their walls or locked away in the attic,” said Jack Kerr-Wilson, President of Bonhams Canada. “If we can help in identifying an object, whatever the value, then the collector can go away with more information about some family treasure”.

 “The Antique Appraisal Experience isn’t just about antiques – its history, beauty and drama all wrapped up into one. Most importantly it’s fun to find out approximately what your treasure is worth,” said Bernard Doucet, Director of Development for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. “The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Friends of the AGNS are delighted to work with Jack Kerr-Wilson and his team of experts on this fun-filled fundraising weekend”.

Space is limited and there is a $15 per item fee with a maximum of three items per person. To arrange a booking time please contact Krista Wadman at 902-424-4862;

About the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province’s art collection and offers a wide array of exhibitions and programming.

About Bonhams
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son and Neale UK. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge, and a further five throughout the UK. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Boston in the USA; Toronto, Canada; and France, Monaco, Hong Kong, Australia and Dubai. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 57 specialist areas. By the end of 2009, Bonhams had become UK market leaders in ten key specialist collecting areas. For information visit:

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