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Patricia M. Shippee is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers, an organization of appraisal professionals, the oldest appraisal organization with headquarters in the Washington DC area. She meets the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice biennial exam requirements and has completed the required courses in appraisal studies from the American Society of Appraisers at Rhode Island School of Design’s program for professional development (2003).

A dealer, curator and consultant in fine arts for many years, Mrs. Shippee brings expertise in the field of fine art through her studies in art history, personal art collecting, museum, lecture and auction attendance, as well as a gallery owner, curator and art consultant in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut. She received her BA degree (magna cum laude) in Art History at Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York City. She has curated art exhibitions for museums, galleries and art associations and has written numerous artist and exhibition catalogs and articles.

Mrs. Shippee regularly attends and participates in professional fine arts appraisal seminars, conferences and academic personal property conferences. She works with a network of other experienced appraisers, specialists and consultants with whom she is able to confer for particular expertise.

She has served as Secretary of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers. She is a Trustee of several arts organizations, and is a member of many museums, historical societies and research organizations, including Archives of American Art, College Art Association, Art Table, International Foundation for Art Research, and Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association.