Susan E. Lahey, ISA AM, MA, Post Graduate Diploma in Asian Art, Specialty Studies: Asian art



Susan E. Lahey
ISA member since Nov 09, 2010

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Ms. Lahey 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-Universtiy Program for Chinese Language Studies at The National Taiwan University.  She has travelled the world extensively researching Asian art collections.

She has 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 teaches at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

Most recently, Ms. Lahey served 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, and is privileged to serve on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Appraisal Education.


  • 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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