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Vastari has a shiny new website

Vastari has a shiny new website

This week we have launched a TOTAL redesign of our website, making it easier for you to navigate through our many offerings for the Arts, Culture, Exhibition & Technology sector! On our new site, you are now able to quickly and clearly browse all the solutions we offer to figure

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Are NFTs the Future of Digital Art?

Are NFTs the Future of Digital Art?

In December 2020, artwork sold on non-fungible tokens reached an all-time high of $8.2 million, compared to $2.6 million in November. We will be exploring this trend for collecting NFTs that grew in 2020, and the potential for these digital artworks to be displayed in museums in the

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Greener Futures: Was 2020 a turning point for defining the art, culture & heritage industry’s carbon footprint?

Greener Futures: Was 2020 a turning point for defining the art, culture & heritage industry’s carbon footprint?

As planes were grounded and exhibition openings were paused in 2020, a focus shifted towards the impact of our usual cultural schedules on the climate. From cancelled art fairs to delayed shipments, the pace changed. Institutions within our sector, both commercial and non-profit, will need to strategically rethink their policies

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Solving Museum Problems with a Digital Partner: A conversation with Smartify

Solving Museum Problems with a Digital Partner: A conversation with Smartify

Behind the scenes, while museum doors were closed in 2020, many problems were being solved. How can the exhibition content be accessible to audiences? How do we reopen safely? What stories are our visitors most interested to hear? How can we best sell our museums’ merchandise online? We will be

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Hacking the Wild West of Art on the Internet - A conversation on Internet Imperialism

Hacking the Wild West of Art on the Internet - A conversation on Internet Imperialism

With the near to complete shutdown of physical events in 2020, artists as well as the rest of the art world have been flocking to the internet in order to exhibit and sell work. The art world, traditionally slow to adopt tech, has been at an extreme disadvantage. How to

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Vastari Presents: 'Keep Calm and Carry On' a Webinar Series

Vastari Presents: 'Keep Calm and Carry On' a Webinar Series

Despite many setbacks, some of the Arts & Creative industries' most exciting developments occurred during the course of 2020. In this new webinar series, Vastari has set out to learn more about projects and initiatives produced by thought leaders and innovators in the art and technology sector. Let's get inspired

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Unlocking the secrets to courting collectors

Unlocking the secrets to courting collectors

Written By: Ivan Macquisten Museums need to be more business-like in their dealings with collectors if they want to attract the most desirable works for loan or donation, two new reports by Vastari advise. The 2020 Global Collector Trends Report and The Finances Behind Collecting also reveal significant potential for

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Webinar Recording: A Generational Shift in Museum Patronage

Webinar Recording: A Generational Shift in Museum Patronage

Data from Vastari’s Reports on Collecting indicates collectors under 50 are much more investment-driven than their over 50 year old counterparts. Those who currently lend to museums are overwhelmingly in the over 50 category. While young investment-driven collectors stand out as being the most willing to donate and lend

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Webinar Recording: Artists as the glue between collectors and museums

Webinar Recording: Artists as the glue between collectors and museums

In the recent Vastari Reports on Collecting it was found that artists are a key connector for collectors and museums, primarily for collectors under 50 and those outside North America and Europe. And those collectors who indicated they had relationships with artists who connected them with museums were more likely

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Webinar Recording: Hidden Treasures - Private Collections in Storage

Webinar Recording: Hidden Treasures - Private Collections in Storage

In the recent Finances Behind Collecting Report it was found that: The majority of collector respondents have less than half of their collections on display, with 75% of art collections over $10 million in storage.Storage of objects can be quite expensive and, unsurprisingly, the costs increase as the overall

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