We would like to introduce you to Beth Weingast, Auctionata expert in Judaica.
Beth G. Weingast’s introduction to the art world came on an archaeological dig in the South of France. There, as a member of a team excavating a local site, circa 100 CE, she unearthed a terra cotta jar containing Roman bronze coins.
Following graduate studies in art history and archaeology, she joined Sotheby’s Ancient and World Coin Department in London, eventually directing the department in New York.
She formed an independent art appraisal and advisory consultancy company concentrating on numismatics and Judaica, offering comprehensive appraisal services and consultations to both develop and deaccession collections from private individuals, museums and religious institutions. Ms. Weingast curates exhibits in Judaica and coins, and as a specialist, is frequently called upon to identify and value objects on loan or gifted to museums. The expert has contributed to many publications, and lectures widely.
Once independent, Ms. Weingast joined the Appraisers Association of America where she served on numerous committees, organized the lecture series and was president. One of the achievements during her tenure was to have the membership qualify to be compliant with USPAP, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, a course and exam issued by the Appraisal Foundation that sets the highest standards for the profession in connoisseurship, ethics and practice.
Beth Weingast lives and works in New York.