• Asheford Institute of Antiques

    From ortizlassod@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Mon Aug 17 12:11:59 2015
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 2:16:41 PM UTC-5, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    As a museum curator, and Art-History prof in PA., I've been offering the Asheford course for the past two-years as an adjunct for my post-grad students who've expressed an interest in the decorative arts field.

    This program is exceedingly well laid out, in terms of content and general construction. The curriculum is intuitive, with a logical progression of thematic design events and reveals that showcase the movement and development of antique styles and
    decorative features throughout the centuries. If I could teach just "one" class, this would be it! The program offered by the people at Asheford is a first-rate offering in my opinion.
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  • From tellysoddsnends@gmail.com@21:1/5 to ortiz...@gmail.com on Thu Jan 7 07:10:06 2016
    On Monday, August 17, 2015 at 2:12:00 PM UTC-5, ortiz...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 2:16:41 PM UTC-5, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila

    As a museum curator, and Art-History prof in PA., I've been offering the Asheford course for the past two-years as an adjunct for my post-grad students who've expressed an interest in the decorative arts field.

    This program is exceedingly well laid out, in terms of content and general construction. The curriculum is intuitive, with a logical progression of thematic design events and reveals that showcase the movement and development of antique styles and
    decorative features throughout the centuries. If I could teach just "one" class, this would be it! The program offered by the people at Asheford is a first-rate offering in my opinion.
    --
    Sent from my Android phone with Snipit Mail.

    This original post is obviously quite old and I'm not sure if it's still relevant, but if you are looking for "International" accreditation in the field of appraising for antiques, collectibles and memorabilia, then the "certification" process offered by
    the Asheford Institute is probably going to be the best way to go.

    The Asheford school is not only recognized in America, but throughout Europe and Asia as well. Our auction house is located in Hong Kong, and we've used and hired valuers from the Asheford Institute for over 30 years, with very good results.

    In my experience working with professional appraisers and insurance companies, I would say that the program from Asheford is likely to take you a lot farther than any other if your aim is to become an appraiser in the field of antiques.

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  • From miltonsturbridge@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Wed Mar 23 08:50:56 2016
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila


    If they've been around for 50 years, they must be doing
    something right!

    http://www.asheford.com/asheford-news-ticker-headlines

    Just say'in...

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  • From billlowenstien@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Wed Mar 23 09:55:57 2016
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    If they've been around for 50 years, they must be doing
    something right!

    http://www.asheford.com/asheford-news-ticker-headlines

    Just say'in...

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  • From billlowenstien@gmail.com@21:1/5 to tellyso...@gmail.com on Wed Mar 23 09:56:14 2016
    On Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:10:07 AM UTC-5, tellyso...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Monday, August 17, 2015 at 2:12:00 PM UTC-5, ortiz...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 2:16:41 PM UTC-5, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila

    As a museum curator, and Art-History prof in PA., I've been offering the Asheford course for the past two-years as an adjunct for my post-grad students who've expressed an interest in the decorative arts field.

    This program is exceedingly well laid out, in terms of content and general construction. The curriculum is intuitive, with a logical progression of thematic design events and reveals that showcase the movement and development of antique styles and
    decorative features throughout the centuries. If I could teach just "one" class, this would be it! The program offered by the people at Asheford is a first-rate offering in my opinion.
    --
    Sent from my Android phone with Snipit Mail.

    This original post is obviously quite old and I'm not sure if it's still relevant, but if you are looking for "International" accreditation in the field of appraising for antiques, collectibles and memorabilia, then the "certification" process offered
    by the Asheford Institute is probably going to be the best way to go.

    The Asheford school is not only recognized in America, but throughout Europe and Asia as well. Our auction house is located in Hong Kong, and we've used and hired valuers from the Asheford Institute for over 30 years, with very good results.

    In my experience working with professional appraisers and insurance companies, I would say that the program from Asheford is likely to take you a lot farther than any other if your aim is to become an appraiser in the field of antiques.

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  • From rosedogantiques@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Thu Jun 16 05:00:50 2016
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    Asheford works with the Young Guns (YG) antiques program from England to promote younger people entering into the antiques field. I'm a member, and was able to take their Course through this organization.

    My experience with them was stellar. They seem to have a knack for knowing how to put good learning materials together that make sense, and that have a practical application. There's also quite few other members from YG's who've taken the Asheford Course,
    and it's from their recommendations that I decided to enrol in the program myself. It's been a boon to me as far as learning the ropes of this trade and profession go. I would most definitely give it high praise, as my business model would be nowhere
    near where it is today without them.

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  • From luizzifineart@gmail.com@21:1/5 to ortiz...@gmail.com on Fri Jul 15 11:45:01 2016
    On Monday, August 17, 2015 at 12:12:00 PM UTC-7, ortiz...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 2:16:41 PM UTC-5, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila

    As a museum curator, and Art-History prof in PA., I've been offering the Asheford course for the past two-years as an adjunct for my post-grad students who've expressed an interest in the decorative arts field.

    This program is exceedingly well laid out, in terms of content and general construction. The curriculum is intuitive, with a logical progression of thematic design events and reveals that showcase the movement and development of antique styles and
    decorative features throughout the centuries. If I could teach just "one" class, this would be it! The program offered by the people at Asheford is a first-rate offering in my opinion.
    --
    Sent from my Android phone with Snipit Mail.

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  • From nakeedzahar@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Tue Oct 4 06:38:39 2016
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    I like this COurse very much. My business in Dubai and Montreal. Asheford people good to help me with language and time difference when studying. My sales are very good. Thank you.

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  • From tildawurmann@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Tue Feb 21 13:02:26 2017
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 2:16:41 PM UTC-5, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    I was a bit skeptical at first doing an online course, but I just finished the school's new eCourse last month, and must say that I truly enjoyed the whole experience.

    I had assumed the course of study would be a work-process, over which I could complete in less than three months. To my surprise the quality and depth of the online materials and information was much more challenging than I had expected. I have learned
    professional details in appraisal studies that have significantly improved my competence and confidence in regard to my appraisal practice. I had set out to pass the examinations with Distinction - but instead ended up with Honors - a nod to the great (
    and patient) instructors at the school :-)

    As a side note, I originally went with textbooks, but they let me preview the e-Course with my first plan of study, and I quickly changed over to the online format. No comparison in my opinion. This has been a great Course, and has added to my
    professional portfolio of qualifications tremendously.

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  • From jhflynn10@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Wed May 24 07:40:59 2017
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    In terms of the quality of a program, I think you'd be hard pressed to find anything as good as what Asheford offers, period. You get out of it what you put into it. I signed up for the online Course and have been able to engage in some really good
    discussions with the school's Instructor's regarding where I want to take my antiques and decorative arts business. I live in Florida so there's ample opportunities for me regardless of which direction I pursue, but I also put in lots of study hours -
    and for me - I think it's really paid off.

    I'm running long here, but what I will say is that Asheford seems to tick all of the boxes for me: cost, flexibility, and quality. So far it's been a very positive experience for me. I'm looking forward to graduating and completing my studies this year.

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  • From shawnadickson1963@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Fri Sep 29 16:38:24 2017
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila


    Completed my e-Course studies about three weeks ago. Would agree with almost all of the reviewers here. A very thorough program for professionals - and those wanting to be. I think the biggest surprise I found was how in-depth the Course was - it's
    definitely not a walk in the park - you'll need to put in the time, but it's worth it in the end. I'm very happy with my decision to earn my appraisal certification through the Asheford team.

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  • From horgan1975@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Thu Oct 26 20:07:09 2017
    On Sunday, 29 May 2011 15:16:41 UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    I'm nearing the final round in my course with Asheford's online study program. I've been very happy. I can't believe how much I've learned so far. It really guides you through some critical areas of study and gives you a strong groundwork for future
    development and business. I thought I knew a lot - I really didn't ;) If you follow the program and watch the videos and do the extra work and research and reading, you'll know more than you expected to about antiques, history, and the industry. There'
    s a reason Asheford has been a leader in antique and appraisal education for so long! Good luck!

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  • From barry.thomas@ebth.com@21:1/5 to horga...@gmail.com on Thu Dec 28 12:08:07 2017
    On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:07:10 PM UTC-4, horga...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, 29 May 2011 15:16:41 UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila

    I'm nearing the final round in my course with Asheford's online study program. I've been very happy. I can't believe how much I've learned so far. It really guides you through some critical areas of study and gives you a strong groundwork for future
    development and business. I thought I knew a lot - I really didn't ;) If you follow the program and watch the videos and do the extra work and research and reading, you'll know more than you expected to about antiques, history, and the industry. There'
    s a reason Asheford has been a leader in antique and appraisal education for so long! Good luck!

    I just started and am finishing up Phase 1. What style are the tests? Multiple choice or essay? I think I'm ready, but not sure how the process works.

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  • From annasherman1965@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Sat Dec 30 14:09:45 2017
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 2:16:41 PM UTC-5, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    While I could simply add my two-cents to the growing chorus of folks exclaiming their love for this program, the truth of the matter is... it's probably well deserved. I'm a picky, if not downright PITA kinda person when it comes to most things in life,
    but I will give credit where it's due, and it's definitely due for Asheford. I studied every review with a fine-tooth-comb before I even contemplated enrolling, and have to say that without a doubt, the high praise for this program is justified. People
    said the course materials and staff were excellent, and they were. I read that instructors were helpful and actually worked with students one-on-one, and they did. People seemed to profess a love for the simplicity of the online layout and how easy it
    was to use, and it was.I kept looking for a crack and waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never did. Taking this Course just simply ended up being one of the best professional decisions I've made in a long time. I absolutely loved it! (So there,
    my two-cents and a bit more!)

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  • From hendersendoreen12@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Thu Sep 20 10:51:30 2018
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    Hi Leila!
    I think you will be very pleased with this program. It took me a while to finish, but it was so very worth it. I was selling on Etsy, and saw someone on there had been certified by the school as a decorative arts appraiser, which got me to thinking, and
    which eventually led me to enroll. The e-Course is super easy to use with no downloads or anything like that, which made a big difference to me since I'm not really a huge techie person. The instructors were also very helpful throughout my studies, and
    in truth, are probably a good part of why I stuck with it - they literally helped me every step of the way. I can't really say enough good stuff about this Course, it was worth every dime to me, and that appraisal certification which is now posted on my
    Etsy store, has made a big difference in my sales too. I don't think you could go wrong here if you're really looking to learn about the world of antiques and appraising, it's just that good.

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  • From Ailsa McMenemy@21:1/5 to leila d on Wed Jan 2 07:00:03 2019
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    I am interested in this program although after reading all the reviews I am a little hesitant. I am a novice having never worked in the business. I only know what I know from being around the antiques that my parents and grandparents collected. They were
    quite knowledgable. I am very interested in the antiques world and all that it entails. I would like to get into the business but I worry that because I have no experience I won't get very far. I would like to have some accreditation behind me to show
    that I am serious. As a novice will I be able to complete this course?

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  • From pamc2301@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Ailsa McMenemy on Thu Jan 10 07:17:08 2019
    On Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 9:00:04 AM UTC-6, Ailsa McMenemy wrote:
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila

    I am interested in this program although after reading all the reviews I am a little hesitant. I am a novice having never worked in the business. I only know what I know from being around the antiques that my parents and grandparents collected. They
    were quite knowledgable. I am very interested in the antiques world and all that it entails. I would like to get into the business but I worry that because I have no experience I won't get very far. I would like to have some accreditation behind me to
    show that I am serious. As a novice will I be able to complete this course?

    Hi Ailsa!
    I'm just finishing up the Asheford coursework now, and was wondering the same thing when I enrolled a couple years ago. I didn't have a lot of experience myself - mainly just self-taught from garage sales, auctions, and hanging with friends who were
    collectors - but this program launched me into a whole new level of understanding. I was kind of intimidated too at first because it seemed like it might be out of my league, or just for professionals or people already in the industry; but it wasn't, the
    program started right at the very beginning for novice's like myself, and got into more detail as it progressed. I also found the instructors and staff to be super friendly and helpful - this was especially great in the beginning when I had sooo many
    questions. I wouldn't be concerned at all about completing this course (at least from my perspective), I found it to be really user-friendly and designed to help even newbies like myself make it through. It was a good choice for me professionally, and I'
    m happy I did it. Best of Luck... Pam C.

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  • From antiquescrown@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Mon Sep 2 14:21:17 2019
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    Such a good program. I have been in this business for over forty years and cannot believe how much I learned from this Course. From simple basic nuances in style and form to all the mid-century designers and beyond. It's not just particular pieces and
    items you learn about, but the connected history as well, which really puts it in perspective and context. I could go on and on, but there are so many great reviews here which probably say it a lot better than me, so I'll just end with a very high
    recommendation for the Asheford Course and the people running this program.

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  • From hendersendoreen12@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Wed Apr 22 07:55:15 2020
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    I realize that this forum is probably no longer replying directly to the original poster, but it still seems to be a good place to get info and relate info on Asheford. So, I just wanted to throw in a few thoughts as I've been taking this program since
    January. I figured that with all the Covid 19 stuff happening my studies would probably get put on hold like most other things, but nope, these guys just keep on rolling. My exams continue to get graded, my e-Course modules appear in my inbox when they'
    re supposed to, and when I phone they're actually there! I absolutely love my studies, but the fact that these people haven't missed a beat in all this craziness is just unreal. You guys rock Asheford!!!

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  • From sarah707sme@gmail.com@21:1/5 to henderse...@gmail.com on Wed Aug 12 00:45:27 2020
    Thank you for sharing your experience during COVID. I’ve been hesitant to start the online course because I worried about shutdown disruptions.

    On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7:55:16 AM UTC-7, henderse...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila

    I realize that this forum is probably no longer replying directly to the original poster, but it still seems to be a good place to get info and relate info on Asheford. So, I just wanted to throw in a few thoughts as I've been taking this program since
    January. I figured that with all the Covid 19 stuff happening my studies would probably get put on hold like most other things, but nope, these guys just keep on rolling. My exams continue to get graded, my e-Course modules appear in my inbox when they'
    re supposed to, and when I phone they're actually there! I absolutely love my studies, but the fact that these people haven't missed a beat in all this craziness is just unreal. You guys rock Asheford!!!

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  • From liz drexler@21:1/5 to sarah...@gmail.com on Sun Oct 4 11:10:43 2020
    On Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 3:45:29 AM UTC-4, sarah...@gmail.com wrote:
    Thank you for sharing your experience during COVID. I’ve been hesitant to start the online course because I worried about shutdown disruptions.
    On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7:55:16 AM UTC-7, henderse...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila

    I realize that this forum is probably no longer replying directly to the original poster, but it still seems to be a good place to get info and relate info on Asheford. So, I just wanted to throw in a few thoughts as I've been taking this program
    since January. I figured that with all the Covid 19 stuff happening my studies would probably get put on hold like most other things, but nope, these guys just keep on rolling. My exams continue to get graded, my e-Course modules appear in my inbox when
    they're supposed to, and when I phone they're actually there! I absolutely love my studies, but the fact that these people haven't missed a beat in all this craziness is just unreal. You guys rock Asheford!!!


    I just finished my studies with Asheford and had absolutely zero problems of any kind during Covid. The times they're supposed to respond within, they did, and my online lessons were graded when they said, so no issues on that front. Overall, I found
    this to be a very pleasing course of study. I have been working at home during the pandemic and was able to devote a considerable amount of time to my studies. Because of this I was able to really drill down into their curriculum, and must say that I was
    impressed. I'm a part-time museum curator, and I found this to be well over and above what I was expecting. Should you be considering a vocation in the decorative arts, then this program will serve you well. I was referred to Asheford from a friend who
    does appraisals for the MET, and look forward to adding this credential to my resumé. Thanks.

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  • From Bill Lowenstien@21:1/5 to liz drexler on Sat Feb 6 11:26:23 2021
    On Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 2:10:44 PM UTC-4, liz drexler wrote:
    On Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 3:45:29 AM UTC-4, sarah...@gmail.com wrote:
    Thank you for sharing your experience during COVID. I’ve been hesitant to start the online course because I worried about shutdown disruptions.
    On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7:55:16 AM UTC-7, henderse...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila

    I realize that this forum is probably no longer replying directly to the original poster, but it still seems to be a good place to get info and relate info on Asheford. So, I just wanted to throw in a few thoughts as I've been taking this program
    since January. I figured that with all the Covid 19 stuff happening my studies would probably get put on hold like most other things, but nope, these guys just keep on rolling. My exams continue to get graded, my e-Course modules appear in my inbox when
    they're supposed to, and when I phone they're actually there! I absolutely love my studies, but the fact that these people haven't missed a beat in all this craziness is just unreal. You guys rock Asheford!!!
    I just finished my studies with Asheford and had absolutely zero problems of any kind during Covid. The times they're supposed to respond within, they did, and my online lessons were graded when they said, so no issues on that front. Overall, I found
    this to be a very pleasing course of study. I have been working at home during the pandemic and was able to devote a considerable amount of time to my studies. Because of this I was able to really drill down into their curriculum, and must say that I was
    impressed. I'm a part-time museum curator, and I found this to be well over and above what I was expecting. Should you be considering a vocation in the decorative arts, then this program will serve you well. I was referred to Asheford from a friend who
    does appraisals for the MET, and look forward to adding this credential to my resumé. Thanks.


    I looked at this program for years, almost enrolled back in 2010, but waited till the online version came out, and just got my diploma from completing their e-Course last week. What I can tell you is that these folks really do know their stuff. I many
    not be a techie guy, but I do know about the decorative arts and antiques, or so I thought. There is so much detailed information crammed into this Course, that you'd be hard pressed not to be an expert by the time you finished. It simply puts all areas
    of antiques, collectibles, vintage and every other genre into spaces where they belong, so that you can learn about them independently, but also understand how they're connected within the overall framework of the decorative arts as well. I was very
    impressed with the Course and the people running it. No hesitation to recommend this to anyone.

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  • From Joseph Varner@21:1/5 to All on Tue Apr 6 21:31:06 2021
    Has anyone completed the appraisal course through AI? I am having trouble understanding what exactly you get or can be apart of after completion. Example: AI says the USPAP is National Test, but to be apart of ASA you must specialize in Personal Property.

    So is the AI Appraiser course a USPAP with a Personal Property credential or simply just the standard USPAP and I'll have to go get the PP credential after?

    Hope this makes sense haha. I'm obviously wanting to use my AI appraisal cert with any other organizations that I can.

    Thank You

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  • From Terrance Waltree@21:1/5 to leila d on Fri Apr 30 12:14:08 2021
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    I found the Course to be challenging, and very comprehensive in it's scope. I had read a great deal about the program before enrolling, so I was fairly well informed about the curriculum when first starting my studies. I will say though, much to my
    astonishment, that after almost thirty-five years in the business, I was pleasantly surprised by just how deep of a dive this program went into various subject matters. I never had a stitch of trouble when it came to accessing the e-Course, and I also
    really enjoyed the engagement with my instructors and the staff. I think anyone who has a keen interest in this area of the decorative arts would be well served by this program, though it may be a bit much for those with just a casual interest. In
    conclusion, I would say that I was extremely satisfied with my experience at the school.

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  • From edwillins@gmail.com@21:1/5 to leila d on Wed May 19 14:45:14 2021
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila
    Hi Leila,
    Just saw your note.
    I graduated from the program in 2020.
    I had the same experience as you before I took the leap. Very little in the way of third party unbiased info. In the end it was worth the leap. My continuing regret is that there is no alumni affinity group where we can help each other out after
    graduation. What targeted questions do you have? If I can address them I will. Ed Willins
    MinutemanAntiquesLiquidator@gmail.com (startup consultancy in Lexington, MA)

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  • From Toby Dillon@21:1/5 to leila d on Thu May 20 16:49:43 2021
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course.
    Thanks,
    Leila

    Hi! Not sure how much help I can provide, or if you're still looking into this, but I graduated from the program this past March, and really found it to be a great exercise in academia and practicality. I've been retailing for many years from a shop in
    San Francisco near Union Square, and was looking to downsize my storefront (age and bad backs tend not to mix), so wanted to get my appraisal certification to supplement my bricks-and-click business. I did some fairly heavy research, BBB, this forum, and
    a few others before deciding, but in the end was very happy with the final results. I would have to say, like others have commented, that it's a very rigorous course of study that does require some time to complete. I think for those who are really
    wanting to make a life-change regarding a new vocation or getting into appraising, then this is a great place to be. It took me about eight months to complete, but I really enjoyed my studies, and the school in general. If it's still something you're
    considering, I wouldn't hesitate to give it props for anyone looking to get into this field of study. A+
    T. Dillon

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  • From K.W. Doyle@21:1/5 to Toby Dillon on Sat Dec 4 17:02:50 2021
    On Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:49:44 PM UTC-5, Toby Dillon wrote:
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila
    Hi! Not sure how much help I can provide, or if you're still looking into this, but I graduated from the program this past March, and really found it to be a great exercise in academia and practicality. I've been retailing for many years from a shop in
    San Francisco near Union Square, and was looking to downsize my storefront (age and bad backs tend not to mix), so wanted to get my appraisal certification to supplement my bricks-and-click business. I did some fairly heavy research, BBB, this forum, and
    a few others before deciding, but in the end was very happy with the final results. I would have to say, like others have commented, that it's a very rigorous course of study that does require some time to complete. I think for those who are really
    wanting to make a life-change regarding a new vocation or getting into appraising, then this is a great place to be. It took me about eight months to complete, but I really enjoyed my studies, and the school in general. If it's still something you're
    considering, I wouldn't hesitate to give it props for anyone looking to get into this field of study. A+
    T. Dillon
    Leila,
    I have taken the Asheford course and the https://www.isa-appraisers.org/ core course. Asheford DOES NOT prepare you for the actual practice of appraising (instruction on USPAP compliant reports), but the product knowledge is very indepth and enjoyable.
    I find myself referring back to it frequently. I am glad that I took it, but I consider it more academic than vocational.

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  • From Lester Alcott@21:1/5 to K.W. Doyle on Mon Dec 6 07:57:21 2021
    On Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 8:02:51 PM UTC-5, K.W. Doyle wrote:
    On Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:49:44 PM UTC-5, Toby Dillon wrote:
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila
    Hi! Not sure how much help I can provide, or if you're still looking into this, but I graduated from the program this past March, and really found it to be a great exercise in academia and practicality. I've been retailing for many years from a shop
    in San Francisco near Union Square, and was looking to downsize my storefront (age and bad backs tend not to mix), so wanted to get my appraisal certification to supplement my bricks-and-click business. I did some fairly heavy research, BBB, this forum,
    and a few others before deciding, but in the end was very happy with the final results. I would have to say, like others have commented, that it's a very rigorous course of study that does require some time to complete. I think for those who are really
    wanting to make a life-change regarding a new vocation or getting into appraising, then this is a great place to be. It took me about eight months to complete, but I really enjoyed my studies, and the school in general. If it's still something you're
    considering, I wouldn't hesitate to give it props for anyone looking to get into this field of study. A+
    T. Dillon
    Leila,
    I have taken the Asheford course and the https://www.isa-appraisers.org/ core course. Asheford DOES NOT prepare you for the actual practice of appraising (instruction on USPAP compliant reports), but the product knowledge is very indepth and enjoyable.
    I find myself referring back to it frequently. I am glad that I took it, but I consider it more academic than vocational.

    Hello Leila,
    I would also whole heartedly recommend the curriculum from Asheford regardless of where you're currently at on the knowledge-spectrum of appraising and the decorative arts. I've been in the business of auctioning and appraising for over forty-five years,
    as well as being a long-time member of both the AAA (Appraisers Association Of America), and the ASA (American Society Of Appraisers), and I can tell you from first-hand experience, that the program being offered by Asheford in terms of straight-up
    knowledge and quality of instruction relating to not only appraising, but also to recognizing the actual items being appraised, is second to none. I took their e-Course about four years ago just to add to my existing appraiser credentials. It was
    extensive in every way, and their appraisal program was first-rate, including USPAP testing, (which I already had), but is was nice to see it on offer, even though it's a purely "optional" credential for those in the personal property appraisal field.
    From my own perspective, I would say that the practical benefits of taking the Asheford program are going to give you by far the most bang-for-your buck when it comes to learning about antiques, collectibles, and conducting real-world appraisals that are
    backed by actual examples of items that you'll likely encounter during your day-to-day business. Even today, I still reference many of my e-Course modules, and the appraisal templates when putting together evaluations for clients in the insurance and
    banking sectors - and that's after decades of doing them the old fashioned way - with pen and paper! As someone who's worked in the industry for years, been a member of multiple appraisal societies, and hammered down the gavel at many an auction, I would
    easily point someone in the direction of this school, not simply because of how comprehensive it's decorative arts and appraising program are, but because of how applicable it is to not only working in the real world, but succeeding in it as well. If you'
    re willing to put in the effort, I think you'll be supremely happy with this choice. A very good program, IMHO.

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  • From M Lad@21:1/5 to K.W. Doyle on Mon Dec 6 07:46:00 2021
    On Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 8:02:51 PM UTC-5, K.W. Doyle wrote:
    On Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:49:44 PM UTC-5, Toby Dillon wrote:
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila
    Hi! Not sure how much help I can provide, or if you're still looking into this, but I graduated from the program this past March, and really found it to be a great exercise in academia and practicality. I've been retailing for many years from a shop
    in San Francisco near Union Square, and was looking to downsize my storefront (age and bad backs tend not to mix), so wanted to get my appraisal certification to supplement my bricks-and-click business. I did some fairly heavy research, BBB, this forum,
    and a few others before deciding, but in the end was very happy with the final results. I would have to say, like others have commented, that it's a very rigorous course of study that does require some time to complete. I think for those who are really
    wanting to make a life-change regarding a new vocation or getting into appraising, then this is a great place to be. It took me about eight months to complete, but I really enjoyed my studies, and the school in general. If it's still something you're
    considering, I wouldn't hesitate to give it props for anyone looking to get into this field of study. A+
    T. Dillon
    Leila,
    I have taken the Asheford course and the https://www.isa-appraisers.org/ core course. Asheford DOES NOT prepare you for the actual practice of appraising (instruction on USPAP compliant reports), but the product knowledge is very indepth and enjoyable.
    I find myself referring back to it frequently. I am glad that I took it, but I consider it more academic than vocational.

    Hello Leila,
    I would also whole heartedly recommend the curriculum from Asheford regardless of where you're currently at on the knowledge-spectrum of appraising and the decorative arts. I've been in the business of auctioneering and appraising for over forty-five
    years, as well as being a long-time member of both the AAA (Appraisers Association Of America), and the ASA (American Society Of Appraisers), and I can tell you from first-hand experience, that the program being offered by Asheford in terms of straight-
    up knowledge and quality of instruction relating to not only appraising, but also to recognizing the actual items being appraised, is second to none. I took their e-Course about four years ago just to add to my existing appraiser credentials. It was
    extensive in every way, and their appraisal program was first-rate, including USPAP testing, (which I already had), but is was nice to see it on offer, even though it's a purely "optional" credential for those in the personal property appraisal field.
    From my own perspective, I would say that the practical benefits of taking the Asheford program are going to give you by far the most bang-for-your buck when it comes to learning about antiques, collectibles, and conducting real-world appraisals that are
    backed by actual examples of items that you'll likely encounter during your day-to-day business. Even today, I still reference many of my e-Course modules, and the appraisal templates when putting together evaluations for clients in the insurance and
    banking sectors - and that's after decades of doing them the old fashioned way - with pen and paper! As someone who's worked in the industry for years, been a member of multiple appraisal societies, and hammered down the gavel at many an auction, I would
    easily point someone in the direction of this school, not simply because of how comprehensive it's decorative arts and appraising program are, but because of how applicable it is to not only working in the real world, but succeeding in it as well. If you'
    re willing to put in the effort, I think you'll be supremely happy with this choice. A very good program, IMHO.

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  • From Andrena Moye@21:1/5 to All on Tue Mar 8 12:56:33 2022
    In trying to find reviews on The Asheford Institute of Antiques I came across the one posted by Lester Alcott. He states that he has been a long time member of both the AAA and ASA, but when I looked up his name in their databases no such member by that
    name exists. I haven't tried with other reviewers. Just thought it was suspicious. Heads up.

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  • From Hallview Antiques@21:1/5 to Andrena Moye on Mon Mar 14 05:56:27 2022
    On Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 3:56:34 PM UTC-5, Andrena Moye wrote:
    In trying to find reviews on The Asheford Institute of Antiques I came across the one posted by Lester Alcott. He states that he has been a long time member of both the AAA and ASA, but when I looked up his name in their databases no such member by
    that name exists. I haven't tried with other reviewers. Just thought it was suspicious. Heads up.


    I'm actually in the middle of my studies with Asheford Leila, and so far have been quite pleased with everything that I've seen. I'm planning on opening my own business here in the UK (hopefully in the next few months), so taking a course of study seemed
    the prudent thing to do before branching out on my own. Prior to enrolling I'd looked at a few other curriculums, but none seemed nearly as inclusive as the program from Asheford. I obviously read the reviews beforehand, which were good, but I also had
    the benefit of positive referrals from colleagues at auction houses who'd also studied with Asheford. That alone probably tipped me in the direction of the Institute. Even though I've worked in the UK as a valuation assistant (appraiser) for quite some
    time, I found Asheford's course work to really be on-point when it comes to learning about the entire appraising process. BTW, if you're planning on an antique business, they also have some really great sections devoted to setting this up, whether online
    or on the high-street. As I mentioned earlier, I haven't opened up just yet, but when I do, I have a feeling this course is really going to help me in a number of different ways. Hope this helps. Angela.

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  • From David Jones@21:1/5 to admcm...@gmail.com on Mon Mar 14 08:32:20 2022
    On Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00:04 AM UTC-5, admcm...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 3:16:41 PM UTC-4, leila d wrote:
    I'm looking for some sort of review of the Asheford Institute of
    Antiques. I have not been able to find much in terms of unbiased
    reviews and would love to hear from someone who completed the course. Thanks,
    Leila
    I am interested in this program although after reading all the reviews I am a little hesitant. I am a novice having never worked in the business. I only know what I know from being around the antiques that my parents and grandparents collected. They
    were quite knowledgable. I am very interested in the antiques world and all that it entails. I would like to get into the business but I worry that because I have no experience I won't get very far. I would like to have some accreditation behind me to
    show that I am serious. As a novice will I be able to complete this course?

    Don't know if you're still thinking about taking this, but I just completed the last of my Course classes this past winter and found it to be a great experience all round - even for an old timer like myself - who's been pickin' antiques and such since
    before the Roadshow aired! I wouldn't be worried too much about not having any experience. They've set this program up nicely to start right where it needs to be for beginners as well. In fact, I probably learned more in three months of going through the
    first two plans of study than I did in my first ten years of business! If you follow along with all the readings, test exercises, etc. you shouldn't have any problem making good progress. A lot of the stuff I learned on the road through trial and error
    was also covered here... it's just too bad I didn't know about the Course sooner. Anyway, you can always give it try first to see if you like it not, as they have a full trial period to review it. Hope this gives you some idea of my experience. Dave -
    Keep On Pickin'

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  • From Kelly Feyock@21:1/5 to All on Fri Apr 29 12:09:16 2022
    Hello,

    I recently completed the Asheford Institute program and found that it is quite informative. My daughter who has a degree in art history and completing her masters, has looked at the curriculum as I completed the program and said that it could be a
    degreed program if taught on the university level. Although I have not found a job within my desired area, I'm sure that when I do, all of the information I learned will be quite handy.

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