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How has COVID-19 impacted the travelling exhibition industry?

How has COVID-19 impacted the travelling exhibition industry?

There are multiple headlines at the moment about how the crisis has impacted the leisure industry, from museums to theatres to shopping malls, but the current global situation in 2020 is significantly impacting a subsection of the cultural industry: travelling exhibitions. Museums usually define themselves by their permanent collections; it

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Webinar Highlights: Recognising Chinese Diaspora within Asian Art

Webinar Highlights: Recognising Chinese Diaspora within Asian Art

In late July 2020, Vastari led a discussion with Gordon Cheung, British born Chinese artist based in London and Inez Suen, Chinese American Director of ICFAC in Chicago about their experiences of being stereotyped in the art world and beyond based on their Chinese origins. Here are the key points

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How to Survive a Financial Crisis: Lessons from the Herakleidon Museum

How to Survive a Financial Crisis: Lessons from the Herakleidon Museum

Written by: Nicholas K. Kondoprias, Partner/Co-founder of Pan Art Connections In 2010, when the financial crisis started in Greece, our personal and professional lives changed dramatically. It was a perfect storm that went on for years, characterized by unemployment that hovered at around 25% (almost 50% for youth), strict

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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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