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The Sound of Reopening

The Sound of Reopening

Empty halls, quiet spaces, lights off, echoes… that is the vision we have of the “closed” museum during the recent lockdown. This was confirmed by museum guards in April, who explained that looking after closed museums was strangely “eerie”. Over the past few weeks, museums are ecstatic to share that

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Artworks to celebrate social change - #IMD2020

Artworks to celebrate social change - #IMD2020

To continue celebrating International Museum Day 2020, we are looking at individual artworks that inspire or celebrate social change. Here are a few privately owned pieces on our platform: "The Voice of Freedom - Nelson Mandela" by Beverley-Jane Stewart (c) Beverley-Jane Stewart The artist wanted to capture a

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Six Touring Exhibitions for Equality for International Museum Day

Six Touring Exhibitions for Equality for International Museum Day

Today is a day to celebrate museums around the world! Museums are knowledge centres, with an amazing ability to educate informally. The exhibitions they show help open the eyes of visitors to new themes. Most exhibitions are developed by the museum itself, but sometimes they bring in something from an

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Private Collections for Equality: Diversity, and Inclusion #IMD2020

Private Collections for Equality: Diversity, and Inclusion #IMD2020

Have you ever thought about the responsibility that private collections can take to support equality, diversity and inclusion in museums? When you purchase works directly from artists who are women, part of minority groups or disabled, or through organisations that support these causes, you can change the future for museums!

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Curate your next exhibition from your sofa!

Curate your next exhibition from your sofa!

A message to curators all over the world: Working from home is our current reality, and we are all having to adjust our personal and professional lives to it. We are exploring different tools to make these adjustments easier, and thankfully discovering fantastic technologies every day. So here’s a

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Remembering the Human Factor in Tech

Remembering the Human Factor in Tech

Imagine you are at a dinner party, with an assortment of interesting art world people, and someone comes up to you and says, “Can you tell me what art you own? I’m working on an exhibition”. I don’t imagine this would be terribly engaging - likely that you’

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Helpful COVID-19 Resources for Museums

Helpful COVID-19 Resources for Museums

Vastari has selected a number of helpful online resources and articles for museums during these difficult circumstances. We hope that you may find some valuable information in these pieces; we will keep you posted on other helpful resources, including our own articles and perspectives. Museum Association This is a very

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Exhibition Planning in the Wake of COVID-19

Exhibition Planning in the Wake of COVID-19

As the world struggles to come to terms with the best ways to handle COVID-19, many cultural institutions are facing a huge peroid of uncertainty. Because of the pandamic at hand, the arts industry has been especially hard hit, with the unprecedented closure of national and regional cultural venues throughout

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A Discussion on Art & Technology: Art Innovator’s Alliance Panel in NYC

A Discussion on Art & Technology: Art Innovator’s Alliance Panel in NYC

Exploring the impact of technology in the art market, today and tomorrow at the Art Innovator’s Alliance Panel in NYC

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