Kathryn C. Minard, ISA CAPP, Fine Art



Kathryn C. Minard
ISA member since Jan 01, 1996

(416) 366-9770 (Office)

39 Old Mill Road
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Kathryn Minard is a Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP) specializing in fine art and a former instructor in Appraisal Studies with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). The CAPP designation is the highest professional designation conferred by the ISA. It is attained by successfully completing a comprehensive program emphasizing legal, ethical and theoretical aspects of appraising and entails the peer review of appraisal reports, approved professional development activities and a thorough board examination.


York University - BA Specialized Honours - Art History, 1975 International Society of Appraisers: Certificate of Requalification, 2022-2027; Fine Art Speciality Course 204, 1998; Personal Property Program, Canadian Core Courses, Toronto, 1996 American Society of Appraisers: Personal Property Appraisal, Principles of Valuation I - IV, Toronto, 1993 -1995 Appraisers Association of America: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, New York, January 2010, 7-hour USPAP Personal Property Update, International Society of Appraisers, 2021-2022 Version

Art Crimes, FA/ARTH3630, York University, Winter 2022. Instructor: Sara Angel, PhD

Art Advisory.com / Contemporary Fine Art Services Inc.

Established in 2011, Art Advisory.com is the operating name of Contemporary Fine Art Services Inc., a firm founded in 1981 by Kathryn Minard. Art Advisory.com provides fine art appraising, consulting and collection management services. Appraisal services include reports for insurance coverage, damage and loss claims, charitable or cultural property donation, estate planning and division of assets, purchase or sales advice, determination of probate fees or capital gains tax, bankruptcy, divorce or partnership dissolution and expert witness and litigation support.

The firm advises clients on the acquisitions or sale of fine art and provides representation in purchase and sales transactions as well as collection management, including inventory, cataloguing, conservation, restoration, framing and installation.

We specialize in the valuation of Canadian art, both historic and contemporary and also provide appraisals of Inuit art and other First Nations art.

Clients include private and corporate collectors, financial institutions, government, public galleries and museums, registered charities and law firms.

International Society of Appraisers

From 2010 to 2016, Kathryn Minard was an instructor with the ISA, teaching both the Core Course in Appraisal Studies and the Requalification Course.

Curator Asset Management Inc.

From 2006 to 2011, Kathryn Minard, in partnership with Waddingtons Auctioneers & Appraisers, provided specialized services in appraisal, research and collection management through Curator Asset Management Inc.

Association Memberships

International Society of Appraisers, Chicago, Illinois: Certified Appraiser of Personal Property Fine Art Division, 2009; Canadian Chapter President 2008-2013 & Past Regional Representative for 1997-1999; Association for Professional Art Advisors, New York, NY: Affiliate Member; Friends of Canadian Art, Member; The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, Professional Member


McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Art Advisory Committee, 2013 - 2016

Textile Museum of Canada, Board of Trustees, 2011-2016

Textile Museum of Canada, Chair, Collections & Acquisitions Committee, 2015-2016

Professional Member, Curatorial Circle, The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, 2010-2016

Special Advisor to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, 2001-2005


International Society of Appraisers Lamp of Knowledge Award, 2013; Distinguished Service Award as Annual Conference Co-Chair in 2010 and the Award of Excellence for service as Coordinator of the Fine Art Program for Annual Conference in 2000; International Society of Appraisers Distinguished Service Award as a member of the ISA Distance Education Design Team for the ISA Distance Education Course in Appraisal Studies, 1999


  • Art - Canadian
  • Paintings - 20th Century
  • Prints - Modern & Contemporary
  • Sculpture - 20th Century


  • Appraisal Review
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Donations
  • Estate Probate
  • Expert Witness
  • Insurance Claims

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art - Canadian
  • Photography & Photographs
  • Prints
  • Sculpture - Canadian


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