The RAM Reference Library is located in the Art Annex, directly across the hall from the main entrance to museum galleries. These non-circulating books relate to artwork and artists represented in the RAM Permanent Collection and are available for public use, free of charge. For more information contact RAM at 815.968.2787 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Since legal reasons prevent Rockford Art Museum staff from appraising artwork, a professional appraiser is the best qualified person to help you determine the value of works in your art collection. Please note that most appraisers will charge a fee for their service.

Although museum standards prohibit RAM staff from making specific recommendations, we can offer the following list of national organizations to help you in your search for a qualified professional appraiser.

Appraisers Association of America
American Society of Appraisers 800.272.8258 or 703.478.2228 
Art Dealers Association of America 212.488.5530
Private Art Dealers Association 212.572.0772