Paul Royka is a nationally
known fine art & antique author, appraiser & auctioneer
seen on TV.
Champagne reception at
Marblehead Arts Association for Royka's Exhibition of
Picasso's Imaginary Portraits
Appraisal event at Pilgrim Hall Museum, America's oldest
continuously operating museum
Paul Royka, Matthew Isenberg & Grant Romer at the George
Eastman House, Royka's sponsored the Daguerreian Society
Trunk full of treasures, Wise Program, Assumption
College, Worcester, MA
A Few Testimonials:
"How can we thank
you for the wonderful appraisal day on Saturday! It was a
success in every way!"
- Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library
"What an educational and enjoyable day you provided our club
- Worcester Women's Club
"On behalf of the Evangelical
Church of Westbro, MA I would like to enthusiastically thank you
for the fundraising event at which you were featured at our Church
this Spring. The attendees unanimously rave about the
education they received and the interest that was generated by your
presentation. The proceeds exceeded $1,700 - an amount that
helps our Church greatly in extremely difficult financial times.
I do want to stress how struck we all were by the professionalism
and authenticity you brought to us and we hope to have you back next
- Jim Brown, Board of Trustees
Evangelical Congregational Church
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Museum & Historical Society Services
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for museums and historical societies throughout New
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Sold through Royka's during a private auction
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Sold through Royka's $241,500
Royka's display booth at
New England Museum Association
Space limitations, cataloging, insurance, conservation
expenses, security are just a few challenges of
organizations with limited space, staff and resources.
Keeping everything is no longer a viable collection
management philosophy for proper museum management.
Paul Royka understands the challenges faced by directors
and curators of museums and historical societies.
He served on
acquisition committees and advised many institutions on
conservation master plans and proper deaccessioning to
achieve those goals.
Paul Royka provides free verbal appraisals,
collections assessments and deaccessioning planning.
Call 978-660-5678 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on free
services for your organization!
“Deaccessioning to improve a collection's quality and
scope is a critical part of American museum work. It's
called the permanent collection, but permanent doesn't
mean dead. Unlike in Europe, where many art museums are
government treasure houses and nothing is sold, American
museum collections are living organisms. They take shape
over time…Indeed, it's actually a routine feature of
prudent museum management. When done with care and
skill, deaccessioning benefits current and future
generations of museum-goers.”
Los Angeles Times, 2011
Royka's proud sponsor of NEMA dinners at Concord Museum
& National Heritage Museum.
sell's the Jack Naylor Museum collection of
early photography setting record prices.
||Found in the
basement of an art association and set to go
into a yard sale, Paul Royka sells it for over
$13,000 to benefit the organization!
||Royka's sells gold coin
found in attic for record price!
A few previous live
appraisal events (not a complete list):
Saturday, January 17, Worcester Irish Club, Noon-3pm,
Thursday, February 5, 6pm, Barre Library, Lecture on
Scandals & Fakes
Saturday, February 7, 10:30-2:30pm, Westford Community
Center, Appraisal Day
Saturday, March 7, 10-2pm, Groton Public Library,
Groton, MA Appraisal Day
Friday, October 10, 10-2pm, Mt. Wachusett College,
LaChance Library, Gardner, MA
Saturday, October 4, Cambridge Senior Center, Cambridge,
Saturday, September 20, Tewksbury Library, Tewksbury, MA
Saturday, September 13, Dudley Library, Dudley, MA
Saturday, August 23, Lunenburg Library, Lunenburg, MA
Thursday evening, August 14, Chester C. Corbin Library,
Saturday, March 1st, 10-2pm Walt Whitman Historic
Birthplace, West Hills, N.Y.
Friday, March 7, 10am-12pm, Hamilton-Wenham Library,
Saturday, March 8, 10-2pm, Hilton Senior Center,
Saturday, April 5, 102pm, Briarwood Retirement
Community, Worcester, MA
Saturday, April 12, 10-2pm, Marblehead Arts Association,
King Hooper Mansion
Saturday, November 15, 10-2pm, Salisbury, MA Senior
Saturday, May 13, 2007 Princeton, MA Princeton
Congregational Church, Appraisal Day
Saturday, April 14, 2007, 10-3pm, King Hooper Mansion,
Marblehead, MA, all proceeds benefit Marblehead Arts
you to all who attended raising over $1800 for the
Marblehead Arts Association in one day!
June 2, 7pm, Lunenburg Historical Society, Lunenburg, MA
April 9, 10-2pm Worcester Women's Club, 6 Institute Rd.,
Worcester, MA: Appraisal Day
April 30, Princeton Historical Society, Princeton, MA:
May 18, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA:
April 2, Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA
March 5, Walt Whitman Birthplace, West Hills, NY
March 13, Cincinnati Art Museum & Cincinnati Decorative
Arts Society: Lecture
February 2 & 5, Museum of Science, Boston : Feb. 2
Lecture/ Feb. 5 Appraisal Day
January 29, Oakham Historical Society, Oakham, MA 1-4pm,
$750 was raised for the Oakham Historical Society!
January 22, Greater Boston Antiques Festival, Shriner's
Auditorium, Wilmington, MA
On Saturday, September 18, 2004, Briarwood Retirement
Community, Worcester, MA
$1,000 was raised for the Briarwood Retirement Community
On Saturday, April 24, 2004, raised over $2,600 for
Saturday, May 1, 2004 appraisal day raised $900 for
MA Historical Society!
On Saturday, April 3, 2004, Appraisal Day helps to
raise almost $1400 for the church in Westboro, MA!
Saturday, March 29, 2003, Minuteman Regional High
School, Lexington, MA
Saturday April 5, 2003, Paxton Center School, Paxton, MA
Royka helps the Paxton Center School auction raise
$24,000 for the playground!
Saturday April 26, 2003, Fitchburg Historical Society /
Saturday, May 3, 2003, 1st Congregational Church,
Shrewsbury, MA /
Saturday, May 10, Oxford Library, Oxford, MA, 10 to 2pm
Saturday May 17, Marblehead Arts Association, King
Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, MA 10-2pm
Thursday, May 22, 6pm, Rotary Club of Fitchburg
Norwich, CT Appraisal Day
Groton, MA, Appraisal Day
Denver, Colorado, Appraisal Day
Assumption College, Wise Program, Appraisal Day
PBS Series Antiques Roadshow
Season Four 1999
Salt Lake City, UT
Season One 1996
San Francisco, CA
Concord, MA (1st episode of Antiques Roadshow)
Paul Royka is a nationally
known fine art, antique & collectibles expert.
He has authored several books and appeared on several
popular TV programs. His
clients include individuals, museums and institutions
throughout the U.S. Based in central
Massachusetts, Paul meets with clients throughout New
Contact Paul Royka directly