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Why do Museums borrow from Private Collections?

Why do Museums borrow from Private Collections?

There are many reasons that museums lend their own collection and borrow from other institutions, and loans benefit both the lender and borrower in many ways. Rarely is the motivation for this to generate income, but to allow art to reach different audiences, increase the public awareness of a museum,

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Top Tech Tools for Museums

Top Tech Tools for Museums

A museum trustee called me the other day for some pointers on what’s going on in museum technology. I spoke to her a little while, and then thought, “isn’t there somewhere I can point her, where she can learn a bit more about museums & technology?” As I

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Demystifying exhibition collaborations in one day

Demystifying exhibition collaborations in one day

Temporary exhibitions are a fascinating way in which museums and other venues make sure that their spaces have fresh, exciting and inspiring content available to audiences. Alongside their permanent collection display, a part of the exhibition halls is dedicated to special exhibitions, that are displayed for a limited period of

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Art Innovators Alliance in New York

Art Innovators Alliance in New York

On January 23rd, the Art Innovators Alliance held their first panel event entitled “Technology’s Impact on the Art Industry Today and Predictions for the Future” to a packed room at the venerable National Arts Club in New York City. Moderated by Natalia Kolodzei of the Kolodzei Foundation, the panelists

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Are Digital Exhibitions a Money Saver?

Are Digital Exhibitions a Money Saver?

Last month, the annual Museum Connections conference took place in the Porte de Versailles de Paris. Hosting a panel to discuss digital exhibitions, the organisers invited Vastari to present data from our Exhibition Finance Report, alongside an esteemed panel of museum professionals and exhibition producers from across Europe. There are

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Letting go of the block and loosening the chain

Letting go of the block and loosening the chain

Blockchain technology, participatory governance and the museum of the future Sandro Debono PhD "If what I say now seems to be very reasonable, then I will have failed completely. Only if what I tell appears absolutely unreasonable have we any chance of visualising the future as it really will

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Influence over Affluence — Towards Meaningful Exhibitions for Future Generations

Influence over Affluence — Towards Meaningful Exhibitions for Future Generations

Mondrian, Van Gogh, Magritte, Cézanne, Picabia, Bacon? Or Bruegel, Vermeer, Titian, Caravaggio? Maybe Kusama, Bill Viola, Baselitz, Hockney? Or, why not take a short-cut and go for Egypt, Maya or Ancient Greece? (Ranked: the top ten most popular shows in their categories from around the world, The Art Newspaper, 26th

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Vastari & Fiumano Clase at London Art Fair

Vastari & Fiumano Clase at London Art Fair

Earlier this month, as part of our ongoing series of collaborative events, we joined Fiumano Clase at their booth in London Art Fair for an evening of discussion and conversation about lending works to museums. We invited attendees of the fair, curators, collectors, and enthusiasts to gather together to hear

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Bronzechain: hallmark for bronze with blockchain technology promises to improve authenticity records of new casts

Bronzechain: hallmark for bronze with blockchain technology promises to improve authenticity records of new casts

A pioneering hallmark for bronze sculpture, ‘Bronzechain’, was launched last year by DACS, in partnership with Verisart, one of the blockchain certification platforms for the arts. The first bronze works to be hallmarked last year are by sculptor Maurice Blik, who also held a solo exhibition at Bowman Sculpture in

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