If you’re an art collector, it’s critical for your estate plan to address your collection separately from other types of assets. You’ll want to preserve the value of your collection and avoid unnecessary taxes. Regular appraisals will give you an idea of how the collection is growing in value and help you anticipate tax consequences down the road. Also, most art donations, gifts or bequests require a “qualified appraisal” by a “qualified appraiser” for tax purposes. Be sure to catalog your collection and gather all appraisals, bills of sale, insurance policies and other provenance documents. These items will be necessary for the recipient or recipients to carry out your wishes.