Friday, May 18, 2012

Bill Mercer - Tribal art appraiser

After more than 25 years in the museum profession, Bill Mercer has completed his accreditation as an appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers and opened his own business specializing in the appraisal of Native American, Pre-Columbian, African, Oceanic and other tribal arts.  Mercer’s professional background includes stints at the Curator for the Art of Africa and the Americas at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Curator of Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum, and he was the Director of the Montana Historical Society Museum.  He has been the curator of numerous exhibitions and has published extensively.  Mercer continues to lecture and work with museums and collectors.  He was the curator for “Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery” that is currently traveling to various venues around the country and is currently working on an exhibition for the Bowers Museum that will open in Bogota, Colombia later this year.
His unique blend of education, which includes working on a PhD in Native American art history, and experiences provide him with a unique ability to work internationally with museums, to advise collectors and to perform appraisals.  Located in Southern California Bill can be contacted at or 818-624-0310.

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