Susan E. Lahey, MA, ISA CAPP, Specialty Studies: Asian art



Susan E. Lahey
ISA member since Nov 09, 2010

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Ms. Lahey, MA, ISA CAPP, is a graduate of the University of Toronto (BA) and the University of British Columbia (MA), as well as the Sotheby's/SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, England) post-graduate diploma program in Asian art (China, India, and the Islamic World). 

Susan lived in Taipei, Taiwan for two years, studying at Stanford's Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at The National Taiwan University.  She has travelled the world extensively researching Asian art collections.

Susan held various positions at the Royal Ontario Museum in the Department of Near Eastern and Asian Civilizations, and has organized symposia on Asian art-related topics for the Bishop White Committee. She also regularly writes articles for antiques magazines and newspapers, and has taught Chinese art courses for both Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto, and works as an instructor for the ISA.

Ms. Lahey worked as the Department Head for Asian arts of a Toronto auction house for six years.  Susan participates regularly in professional development courses in the fields of museum studies, appraising, and collection management.  She is always delighted to share her knowledge of Asian art with others.  Susan has volunteered on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Appraisal Education and as Convener of the Arts Society for the Granite Club.  Currently she is serving as a Director on the Board of the Ontario Arts Council.  


  • Ceramics - Asian
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Orientalia
  • Paintings - Asian
  • Textiles - Asian


  • Appraisal Review
  • Auction
  • Consultant
  • Donations
  • Instructor
  • Insurance Claims
  • Speaker

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art - Asian
  • Ceramics - Asian
  • Cloisonne
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture - Asian
  • Netsuke Inro & Ojime
  • Orientalia
  • Paintings - Asian
  • Porcelain
  • Sculpture - Asian


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