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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much is "this" worth? Can you appraise this artifact?
    The Wisconsin Historical Society does not give appraisals. We suggest that you consult our Appraisal of Art and Artifacts page.

  2. How do I find information about and patterns for historic dresses? Check out our Patterns of History pages for authentic nineteenth-century patterns based on garments from the Wisconsin Historical Society 's Costume Collection.

  3. How do I find someone to clean or restore a painting?
    The Wisconsin Historical Society does not have the capability to do objects conservation. We suggest you consult our Conservators page.

  4. How do I care for...?
    From antique coins and ceramics to quilts or woven baskets, the Canadian Conservation Institute has a wealth of information on its website. CCI has been a pioneer in the conservation of cultural heritage and promotion of its proper care and preservation.

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