Natasha Bonilla Eckholm, M.A.
Natasha Bonilla Eckholm, M.A., is an appraiser and authority of the art and photography of the United States and Latin America. She has more than 30 years of experience in the arts and culture arena as an art historian, museum curator, administrator, educator, and independent consultant, having worked with institutions such as the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, and Oceanside Museum of Art. She was co-Curator of Spirit Capture: Native American and the Photographic Image at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution in New York.
Ms. Eckholm was educated at Vassar College and San Diego State University and holds the Certificate in Appraisal Studies from the University of California, Irvine, as well as a Certificate in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). She received the Rockefeller Guadalupe Fellowship for her scholarship on photography by Mexican and Chicana women on the U.S. Mexico border.
Lydia Thompson, Ph.D.
Lydia Thompson, Ph.D., ASA is an accredited appraiser and authority on the art and archaeology of Asia specializing in Chinese art. She has more than 25 years of experience as an art historian, curator and educator. She has published scholarly and general interest articles and catalogs on Chinese art and archaeology, and received fellowships for her research on Chinese art from The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the Kress Foundation for Art History. Her most recent article examines the sustainability of the Chinese art market boom. Dr. Thompson was educated at Middlebury College and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University, Institute of Fine Arts.
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