Meet the Appraisers

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Event Details

Do you secretly have a fortune stashed in your attic? Longing to know if that piece holds more than just sentimental value? Ready to prove you were right for holding on to it for so long?

The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is ready to help you find the answers. Join us on Saturday, October 30, 2021 for “Meet the Appraisers,” a special event where you can receive a verbal valuation (estimate of the value) of your treasured items from noted experts in their fields. Please note: this event is reserved for current AKMA members. Membership has many perks–including participating in this event! Join today. 


Brady L. Dreasher – Art of Estates Personal Property Appraisal Firm

Brady L. Dreasher entered the art field in 1998 and has served the arts industry as an appraiser, artist’s representative, broker, art fair VIP director during Art Basel, exhibition curator, consignment contract negotiator, estate consultant, auction conductor, collector, private-treaty acquisition consultant, expert witness (deposing & testifying), and collection manager. After spending 10 years selling fine art privately and subsequently 5 more years with Kansas’ largest privately-owned retail art gallery, Dreasher performed auctions, estate sales, and eventually dedicated himself entirely to the appraisal industry. Since 2012, he has been featured at 22 appraisal fair events across 4 states.

Loren Whittaker – Whittaker Fine Art Appraisals

Dr. Loren Whittaker earned her PhD in the History of Art from the University of Kansas. She is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA AM), and teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute.  Loren’s doctoral studies focused on 19th-and 20th-century American art and 15th- to 19th-century European paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. As founder of Whittaker Fine Art Appraisals, LLC, she provides expert analysis for the discerning client and values integrity, professionalism, and discretion.


Saturday, October 30, 2021

1:00 to 4:00 pm

Reservations are required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

This event is open to current AKMA Members in good standing. If you are not yet a member or if your membership has expired, become a member today!

Cost: $10 per item

Limits on number of items:

  • If you have an Individual, Non-Resident, Student, or Teacher membership, you may bring up to 2 items (or collections*).
  • A Dual/Family Membership and higher may bring up to 4 items (or collections*) total.

*Collections: see note below about “items made of multiple parts.”


  1. Please call the museum at (816) 233-7003 to express your interest in participating.
  2. Pay for your registration. The cost is $10 per item.
  3. A volunteer will contact you within 2 business days to discuss your items and set a reservation time with the appropriate expert. You must have an appointment to participate in this event.




Are there types of items not allowed?

Firearms and other weapons, coins & currency

What if I have an “item made of multiple parts”* (i.e. flatware set, tea set, multiple chairs)? 

This counts as one item.  Please only bring a representative part of the item (i.e. one fork, spoon, and knife, or one teacup) and a photo/description of the full set.

My item is very large. What should I do?

You must be able to carry the item in yourself.  We advise for large items like furniture that you photograph the item on all sides and bring the photos instead.

Will I be receiving an official written appraisal?

No, at this event you will receive a verbal valuation (estimate of the value) of your item.  If you would like a written appraisal for tax, estate, or insurance purposes you will need to arrange for a formal, qualified appraisal at a later time.

How can I check that my membership is up-to-date?

Give the museum a call at (816) 233-7003.

How do appointment times work?

After members have paid for their reservation, they will be contacted within 2 business days by a volunteer to discuss their items and set a reservation time with the appropriate expert.

Do I need to register? Can I just walk-in?

You must have an appointment to participate in this event. We require registration for this event so that we can best pair you with a knowledgeable appraiser that holds expertise about your particular item. Please arrive at the event no earlier than 20 minutes prior to your appointment time.

Further questions?

Give the museum a call at (816) 233-7003.



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Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

2818 Frederick Avenue