Art gallery to host public valuation day with Lyon & Turnbull

Grace Tu (Head of Asian Art for Lyon & Turnbull)

EXPERTS from auction house Lyon & Turnbull visit Aberdeen Art Gallery this week with an open
valuation event on Saturday 23 March. People are encouraged to look out their hidden treasures or
dust-off their family heirlooms and take advantage of this unique opportunity to have their objects
valued for free by some of the country’s leading experts.

Operating since 1826, Lyon & Turnbull is one of the longest-established fine art and antiques auction
houses in the United Kingdom. Specialists from across Lyon & Turnbull’s departments will be on hand
throughout the afternoon to value and provide advice on a wide variety of hand-carry items
including jewellery, antiques, Asian Art and paintings.

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The valuations are completely free, and no pre-booking is required. Donations are gratefully received
on the day in support of Aberdeen Archives, Gallery & Museums’ work across the city’s buildings and

James McNaught, Lyon & Turnbull, said:
“Our team has the widest range of specialist knowledge outside of London so we can provide on the
spot valuations and advice for many different works of art, including paintings, silver, jewellery, Asian
art, ceramics and books. It’s always exciting to see the variety of objects people bring and hear the
unique stories behind them.”

Councillor Martin Greig, Aberdeen City Council’s culture spokesperson said:
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Lyon & Turnbull to Aberdeen Art Gallery. It’s great that the Lyon &
Turnbull specialists will be able to give people an opportunity to find out more about any treasures
they have in their homes. The council itself cannot offer valuations. Hosting this event is a welcome
arrangement that adds something extra to visitor experience in the gallery. Our civic art collection is
widely recognised as one of the finest in the UK. This is yet another good reason to visit.”

The session runs from 12 noon to 4pm on Saturday 23 March at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Cowdray Hall.
No pre-booking is required.

Saturday 23 March, 12:00-16:00
Aberdeen Art Gallery (Cowdray Hall), Schoolhill, AB10 1FQ
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