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Education

2019
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice,  Sacramento, CA.
2005-2006
University of California at Irvine, Certificate, Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts
1969-1973
University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology


Experience

2006-Present
Asian Art Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers, Belvedere, CA.
1993-2004
CYNTHIA SHAVER, Private Dealer of Japanese Textiles Belvedere, CA
1977-1986
CYNTHIA SHAVER, Japanese Antiques, Galleria Design Center, San Francisco, CA


Professional Organizations

2005-2010
Board Member, Textile Arts Council, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
1996-2000
Board of Directors, Society for Asian Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
1986-1990
Board of Directors, Society for Asian Art,
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA


Publications

Present – 2011
Notes From An Appraiser, monthly column, The Ark Newspaper, Tiburon, CA
2015
Collecting Japanese Antiques
September, Chubb Collectors Newsletter, Fall 2015
2012
General Asian Textile Primer for Appraisers
Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies, 2012 International Society of Appraisers
2010
Rich Heritage: Asian Textiles
Chubb Collectors Newsletter, Fall 2010
1998
“Hanten and Happi: Traditional Work Clothing of Japan”.
Shikosha Publishers, Japan. ISBN 4-8794-0542-6.
1993
“Sashiko; a Stichery of Japan”, Beyond The Tanabata Bridge, Seattle Art Museum.
Thames and Hudson. ISBN 0-9322-1640-4.