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 a 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 received the Rockefeller Guadalupe Fellowship for her scholarship on photography by Mexican and Chicana women on the U.S. Mexico border. Most recently, she curated In Plain Sight: Mexicano/Chicano Stories in San Diego at the La Jolla Historical Society in 2018. Ms. Eckholm was educated at Vassar College and obtained an M.A. from San Diego State University. She also holds a Certificate in Appraisal Studies from the University of California, Irvine.
Lydia Thompson, Ph.D.
Lydia Thompson, Ph.D., ASA is an accredited appraiser of Asian art and an authority on the art and archaeology of China. She has more than 25 years of experience as an art historian, educator and appraiser. 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 received an M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University, Institute of Fine Arts.
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