David Hulme has just been accepted as a valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. He has been approved to value Australian art including paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture 1900 – 2000 for this scheme.
Since 1978, Australians have donated more than $530 million worth of items to public museums and art galleries in exchange for a tax break. The donations include visual and decorative arts, Indigenous arts and cultural artefacts, social history and scientific collections and archival material.
The program benefits not only ‘big’ museums, but also regional art galleries, which often have only limited funds to purchase new artworks. More information can be found on http://www.arts.gov.au/tax_incentives/cultural_gifts_program
About Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants
Banziger Hulme are independent art consultants and art brokers, combining a range of art-related services in their internationally operating art business: art brokerage, art valuations, assistance with art exhibitions, art seminars and conferences and curated not-for-profit fine art websites. Recent examples are on Australian artist Norman Lloyd, and Robert Mitchell as well as a website as a virtual museum, dedicated to a private contemporary Australian art collection www.theartcollectorseye.com.au