NEWARK, NJ — For those who find themselves wishing they could own the artifacts they see in museums, a special auction from the Newark Museum of Art is making that wish a reality.
In partnership with Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC, NMoA has listed more than 700 items from its Educational Loan Collection for public auction. The proceeds from bidders will be reinvested in the museum to fuel its educational programming.
Ed Frischkorn, operations manager of Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, said the collection of artifacts, some of which are more than 100 years old, is as multicultural as it is varied. Spanning handmade dolls to textiles from all over the world, he added that there is a little something for everyone.
"There are items from Israel, Ukraine, Germany, London, almost any heritage you can think of is being represented not only in the collection but in this auction specifically,” Frischkorn said. “So really, when someone is looking back at their heritage, they can find a piece to attach to and find some connection to.”
The curatorial process for the massive selection was a time- and labor-intensive endeavor and the auction itself is about five years in the making. Until Jan. 17, antique collectors and history lovers can bid on hundreds of items for as low as $5 on the online platform iCollector.
“It’s really cool that the museum had it and that they’re giving the public a chance to own it as well. That doesn’t happen too often,” Frischkorn said.
All information regarding the objects for sale has been released to Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC. For all questions and inquiries, please contact Ed Frischkorn via 201-639-4811 or email@example.com.