Kimberley Himmelberg, Principal at Kimberley Himmelberg Appraisal Associates, LLC has been involved in the Fine and Decorative Arts for over 12 years. During this time she has provided appraisal services for attorneys, collectors, museums, insurance companies, estate planners and asset managers. Her appraisal duties include reviewing, documenting, researching and valuing Fine and Decorative Art. She has experience in valuing property for insurance purposes including damage and loss, equitable distribution, donation, estate and other purposes. In addition to her appraisal services Kimberley also provides art advisory services to private collectors. Past experience includes time with a nationally renown private appraisal firm, working with all Fine Arts media including European, American, Modern and Contemporary paintings and sculpture as well as Fine Prints and Fine Photographs at a major International auction house, and registration work as an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy.
She has a broad educational background with an M. A. in Art History from San Francisco State University, and a Diploma from the Royal Society of the Arts (a masters equivalent) In the Connoisseurship of Fine and Decorative Arts from Christie’s Education in London, England. Kimberley has also completed 2 years of post-baccalaureate work studying British Art in London, England, and Italian Art in Florence, Italy.
She is an accredited member of the American Association of Appraisers and is U.S.P.A.P. compliant having completed the Congressionally recognized U.S.P.A.P. course and passing it's exam. She is a member of the Association of Art Historians and the College Art Association and active in the local Arts as a member of The Bowers Museum and The Laguna Art Museum. View Kimberley's qualifications here.