Blog

Giving you the freedom to focus
on what matters: Your Exhibitions

TOP categories

Art is worth more when it's on show

Art is worth more when it's on show

For the past few months, I have been running in circles trying to materialise my thoughts on art valuation and exhibitions. Vastari is exploring some interesting new business models and propositions in 2019, but there is one issue that I keep getting stumped at, and I’d love to push

Read more

YOSHIN RYU: “A Story of Passion”

YOSHIN RYU: “A Story of Passion”

Japanese culture is quite famous for capturing kids’ and adults’ imagination alike with its colourful anime movies and manga. Even though this interest in Japanese culture is only a recent phenomenon, the Italian association Yoshin Ryu has been working on bringing the Japanese culture in a Western context since 1978.

Read more

"Well, that's just the way it is"

"Well, that's just the way it is"

Earlier this week, the Art Newspaper shared our findings from the Exhibition Finance Report Market Size Supplement, and the author of the article decided to focus less on the overall $5.9bn exhibition market, and more on Vastari's analysis of the difference between budgets at art and science institutions. (Note:

Read more

Vastari’s founders join me in NYC next week!

Vastari’s founders join me in NYC next week!

On April 8th, Vastari co-founders Francesca Polo and Bernadine Brocker Wieder will teach a class at Christie’s Education near Rockefeller Center. The day-long Touring Exhibition Masterclass aims to demystify the global exhibition market through in-depth analysis of exhibition proposals, touring and loan contracts, and museum survey data. A first

Read more

Vastari Report Unveils Key Details of the $5.9 Billion Museum Exhibitions Market

Vastari Report Unveils Key Details of the $5.9 Billion Museum Exhibitions Market

From host venues to exhibition producers, insurance and shipping, global study reveals trends on partnerships and deals 55,000‐80,000 museums worldwide 140,000 exhibitions annually $180 billion worth of insured exhibits $57,000 average cost of show A new detailed study, the "Vastari Exhibition Finance Report – Market

Read more

Vastari in the Art Newspaper, April 2019

Vastari in the Art Newspaper, April 2019

"Art venues have half the budget of science museums for temporary exhibitions, new report finds" Research by UK startup Vastari delves into hidden economics of museums' special shows HANNAH MCGIVERN, Published 1st April 2019 12:10 BST Special exhibitions are the bread and butter of the museums world,

Read more

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,

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more