Pergamon Art Group represents over 40 independent art specialists

who provide valuation and collection management counsel

to distinguished private collectors and their advisors,

as well as curators and the museum community. 

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MUSEUMS

We have provided collection management reviews for dozens of institutions across North America, from house museums to the largest encyclopedic museums.

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PRIVATE COLLECTORS

Our mission is to provide valuation and advisory services for the entire life cycle
of private collections – from inception and growth to refinement and rotation.

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APPRAISERS

Each of our 40 art market categories is overseen by at least one former Senior Specialist or Department Head from Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonhams or Phillips.

News, Publications & Events

Here are some recents news stories and events in which Pergamon Art Group has participated.

 Lucas Cranach the Elder, Judgment of Solomon

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Judgment of Solomon

lucas cranach the elder on loan to princeton

Pergamon Art Group was thrilled to recently advise a private family in Virginia concerning two of the most important works of Renaissance Art in private hands: a Lucas Cranach the Elder oil on panel (c.1526), and a 15th-century Florentine terra cotta bust of John the Baptist after Desiderio da Settignano (1430-1464). After arranging for the authentication of the works with curators from the National Gallery, the two works were recently placed on long-term loan at the Princeton University Art Museum.

 Salvator Mundi on display in New York

Salvator Mundi on display in New York

The Art Newspaper publishes our op-ED on da Vinci salvator mundi auction

Martin Gammon recently published a detailed opinion piece of the recent high benchmark of $450 million achieved at auction in New York for the Da Vinci oil on panel, Salvator Mundi.  Placing the auction in historical perspective, he reflects on the prospective changes in the marketplace and the potential long-term impact on museum collections.

 Cover Image of the pending publication

Cover Image of the pending publication

MIT PRess announces the pending publication of deaccessioning and its discontents: A critical history (may, 2018)

The first comprehensive history of the practice of deaccessions by museums from the 17th to the 21st centuries will be published by MIT Press in the Spring of 2018.  Martin Gammon has assembled many episodes from the historical record in order to place this controversial practice in proper perspective, and guide the museum community forward with best practices derived from this rich chronicle of past events.