C-5 Know the values associated with objects in your Federal museum collections [historic, aesthetic, scientific, and monetary values]
Federal accounting standards define Federal museum collections as heritage assets - Federal property valued for attributes other than monetary value
Researchers, educators, resource managers, historians, and art lovers appreciate federal museum collections for a wide variety of values other than monetary.
United States National Park Service (NPS)
Managing Archeological Collections from a Museum Perspective
Managing Archeological Collections: Access and Use
National Science Collections Alliance
Federal collections include many objects that would have a high market value if sold. Professional appraisers are generally required to determine current market value.
Appraisers National Association
National Association of Professional Appraisers
American Society of Appraisers