Gayle SkluzacekAdjunct Assistant Professor
Gayle Skluzacek is the president of the full-service appraisal firm Abigail Hartmann Associates, which specializes in fine and decorative arts, wine, and jewelry. It has catalogued important collections, estates, and archives; identified lost masterpieces; served as an art/personal property expert in court cases; and worked closely with major museums in their art acquisition programs. Skluzacek was the first certified wine appraiser accepted by a major appraisal association in the U.S. She is also a certified appraisal member in American Art and Prints. Through NYU and the AAA, Skluzacek coauthored the first course on uniform standards of professional appraisal practice for personal property appraisers in the U.S. She served on the board of directors of the AAA from 1992 to 2010 and was its president from 2000 to 2002. In 2015 she was awarded its Director’s Award for her service to the appraisal profession.
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