Certainly!  The Code of Ethics written by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) prohibits museum professionals from engaging in appraisal-related activities.  For your own records, we recommend that you obtain an independent appraisal. Upon request, the Curator will provide a list of resources to help you find an appropriate appraiser for your donation.  The Museum will make your donation available for inspection to the appraiser of your choice.  Your signed Deed of Gift serves as proof of your donation for tax purposes.