Pamela Bensoussan, ASA, has over thirty years’ experience in decorative and fine arts. She owned and operated galleries in San Francisco, San Diego and Paris, France. Her career includes a ten-year residence in Paris where she managed a gallery on the rue de L’Université in the famous Carré Rive Gauche. She also worked as consultant to a Parisian auction house and archivist for an international art investment firm based in Switzerland.
She is a two-term past president of the San Diego Chapter of American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and a current board member of the Houston Chapter. She is designated as a Senior Appraiser in Personal Property valuation and has a second ASA designation in Appraisal Review and Management.
During her residence in Paris, Ms. Bensoussan worked as the French Editor for HALI, the London-based journal of antique rugs and textiles. In 1981 she co-curated an important exhibition in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, which brought together for the first time many early Oriental carpets from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Louvre, and private French collections. Ms. Bensoussan spoke at the 1982 ICOC in London, presenting several her research on centuries of silk weaving in Istanbul. While in Paris, Pamela also studied the history of French furniture and European tapestries.
In addition to her professional activity, Pamela was elected to the Chula Vista City Council (San Diego County) in 2008 and completed two four-year terms ending in 2016.