John Latour, ISA, MA, MLIS, Fine Art



John Latour
ISA member since Jan 15, 2014

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John Latour holds a MA in Art History from Concordia University and a Library Science degree from the School of Information Studies at McGill University.

John is the Fine Arts Librarian at Concordia University. From 2016 to 2017, he held the position of Bibliothécaire – Collections patrimoniales at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, and from 2005 to 2015, he was the Librarian at Artexte, a research centre dedicated to contemporary Canadian art. He was the Curatorial Assistant / Exhibition Coordinator at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery of Concordia University from 2003 to 2005. Between 1996 and 2003, held the title of Technical Services Support Librarian at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

He specializes in appraisals of contemporary art (by artists born after 1945), in particular, Canadian art including a range of media such as photography, painting, sculpture, video and works on paper. He also appraises art books.

John has prepared evaluations for private collectors as well as for Canadian museums. Appraisals have also been prepared for the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB).

MA in Art History. Concordia University
MLIS in Information Studies. McGill University
BFA (Honours, Studio). University of Ottawa

Appraisal Studies + USPAP
Core Course in Appraisal Studies  + Requalification Course / ISA
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice + USPAP update. The Apppraisal Foundation / AAA

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