John_LatourJohn Latour is an art librarian and Fine Art appraiser. He holds a MA in Art History from Concordia University and a Library Science Masters degree from the School of Information Studies at McGill University.

John has prepared evaluations for private collectors as well as Canadian museums including the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery of Concordia University, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, the Galerie de l’UQAM of the Université du Québec à Montréal, and the Cinémathèque québécoise. Appraisals have been prepared for the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB) as well as for other charitable or private ends.

Appraisal services have also been provided to other Canadian museums such as the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Musée d’art de Joliette, and the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain.

John currently holds the position of Fine Arts Librarian at Concordia University. From 2016 to 2017, he was the Bibliothécaire – Collections patrimoniales at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, and from 2005 to 2015, John held the position of Librarian at Artexte, a research centre dedicated to contemporary Canadian art. He was the Curatorial Assistant / Exhibition Coordinator at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery of Concordia University from 2003 to 2005. Between 1996 and 2003, he was the Technical Services Support Librarian at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Appraisal training:
2013: Core Course in Appraisal Studies. International Society of Appraisers
2013: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The Appraisal Foundation
2015, 2017: USPAP update. The Appraisal Foundation
2017: ISA Requalification Course. International Society of Appraisers

Continuing education:
2015: Art Insurance Methodology webinar. Appraisers Association of America
2015: Problems and Issues in Appraising Archives webinar. Appraisers Association of
2016: Books for the Generalist Appraiser webinar. American Society of Appraisers
………How to Assess Condition Issues When Valuing Works on Paper webinar.
………ISA-Canadian Chapter

Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
Art Libraries Society of North America / Montréal, Ottawa, Québec
Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec


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