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Katie Banser-Whittle

Katie Banser-Whittle is Bonhams Skinner's Regional Director in New York. She provides appraisal and auction evaluation services and manages client relations with individuals, fiduciaries, not-for-profit organizations, and museums in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania — working with local collections such as The Marvill Collection as well as internationally renowned collaborators like interior designer Phillip Thomas. With more than 15 years of experience in all facets of the market for fine tangibles, she is at home evaluating and consulting on a range of material, from individual pieces to entire estates.

Prior to joining Bonhams Skinner in 2016, Katie spent 10 years with Christie's in New York. While at Christie's, she served as AVP and Specialist in the Musical Instruments department before taking a position as Specialist and Project Manager in the Private & Iconic Collections specialty department, where she managed all aspects of the presentation of single-owner collections in gallery and on-site sales. Earlier in her career, she worked for private galleries in New Orleans and for museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Anthropology from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. She is also a graduate of Richmond, The American International University in London, having received her Master of Arts in Art History with a concentration in Art of the Italian Renaissance.

Katie resides in Westchester, New York with her family.