Please note: Due to incoming inclement weather, the Big Thief concert has been postponed for 24 hours and will now take place this Thursday, September 23. All tickets will be honored, and gate and show times will remain the same. If you are unable to attend due to the date change, please email, and we will issue a 100 percent refund.

The Museum is open with updated hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Free timed tickets for the Museum collection galleries encourage social distancing, and increased health and safety procedures are in place. Following local ordinances, visitors are required to wear a mask inside all buildings, including restrooms and concession buildings. For the safety of everyone, we ask that all outdoor event attendees wear masks both outdoors and indoors. Learn more about these updates at

Art Consultation

The NCMA’s curators, conservators, and librarian can help you learn more about your works of art. Find out about the artist or subject of your work by talking to a curator. Learn how to care for and display your art by asking a conservator. If you would like to know something about the artist, the librarian can assist in your research. Please do not bring works of art to the Museum. Contact the appropriate department or staff member to initiate an art consultation.

When contacting a curator, please indicate what type of art you have (painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photograph, or antiquity) and include the name of the artist and subject, if known. Let us know how and when you acquired the work of art. Please attach digital images of the work of art. Please do not bring works of art to the Museum. 

Jennifer Dasal, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Linda Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art 
Michele Frederick, Associate Curator of European Art and Provenance Research
Lyle Humphrey, Associate Curator of European Art and Collections History
Amanda Maples, Curator of African Art
Caroline Rocheleau, Curator of Ancient Art 
Lauren Applebaum, Jim and Betty Becher Curator of American Art
Ángel González López, Research Curator of Ancient American Art     

If you do not know which curator to contact, please email the Art Reference Library or call (919) 664-6770.

Please note: Museum curators can neither authenticate nor provide value appraisals for works of art. See “Find an appraiser.” If your work of art falls outside the curators’ areas of expertise, you will be directed to another museum or elsewhere with relevant staff expertise.

To connect with a conservator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, please email Nancy Allred.

I have a work of art that needs to be cleaned or repaired. Do you do that?

The NCMA’s Art Conservation Center does not accept private clients. However, Museum conservators are available to discuss your conservation concerns and recommend the best way to care for your art. Please email Nancy Allred to connect with a conservator.

How do I find a conservator to repair my art?

The Museum does not recommend or endorse a particular conservator. Search for conservators in your area on the website of the American Institute for Conservation and Preservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Staff in the NCMA’s Art Reference Library can help you in your research. The Library offers access to art auction databases, art bibliographic databases, and other reference materials, such as biographical dictionaries, books on artists' signatures and monograms, and artist catalogues raisonnés.

If you need assistance with your research, please contact the Library by email.

Please visit the Library webpage to learn more about its resources and services.

Please note: The Library staff does not authenticate or give valuations of works of art or out-of-print books. The Library is currently not accepting book and other in-kind donations.

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