Below you'll find some of the stories we've overheard, and some tips we've discovered along the way to help students navigate their way through the world of antiques and collectibles.
You'll also find relevant updates to the Asheford Program, as well as information regarding shipping policies, new exams, shows we might be attending, content changes that may have occurred within the new e-Course, plus a variety of other helpful topics related to your overall Course studies.
Note: To All Students
All exams are located in the back of the Asheford Information Folder that accompanied your Course Textbooks.
Exams Are As Follows:
Plan 1 - Multiple choice, identify, and short answer questions (supplemental Guns, Swords & Armour exam is optional). Total 2 Exams.
Plan 2 - Multiple choice, identify, and short answer questions. Total 1 Exam
Plan 3 - Multiple choice, identify, and short answer questions. Total 1 Exam
Plan 4 - Multiple choice, identify, and short answer questions. Total 1 Exam
Plan 5 - Essay, Appraisal Exam - Multiple choice, identify, short answer and long answer questions. Total 2 Exams.
The Asheford Program consists of a total of seven examinations (with one "optional" exam). Minimum passing grade for each examination is 70%. All examinations are "open book," and students are encouraged to read, and reread through their Course materials in order to source out the correct answers for their examinations. Students scoring below 70% will be required to re-test.
The New York City "Young Guns America" Awards Show...
Director of the Institute, Charles Green, was on hand to award three different scholarships to select candidates from the Young Guns roster of applicants during the morning Press Conference just prior to the show's commencement.
This years first-place honors went to Margaret Schwartz, with runners-up, Geoffrey Walsky, and Rachel Hoffman following closely behind.
During the awards presentation, Mr. Green noted that all involved were deserving recipients, and had clearly proved themselves worthy of such industry recognition, through their dedication and steadfast efforts within the antiques and collectibles field.
The Institute congratulates all of this years Young Guns applicants, and looks forward to the presentation of next years awards!
Asheford Student Henk Pardoel At The Antiques RoadshowTM...
Henk Pardoel is the CEO and owner of Swordsman Publications as well as the Kingston Fencing Club. A recent Asheford graduate, Mr. Pardoel is a recognized expert on the subject of fencing and is an avid fencing enthusiast and former coach of the sport. He has written extensively on the subject, covering it's history and virtually everything associated with it - including many collectible and antique items related to the sport. His recent trip to the Antiques Roadshow, included a famous trophy from Queen's University that he brought along to have appraised - it was valued by the Antiques Roadshow at $30.000.00..! Congratulations on your recent graduation from the school Mr. Pardoel!