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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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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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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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Sometimes you need to step back to step forward: a case for digital facility reports

Sometimes you need to step back to step forward: a case for digital facility reports

Sometimes as a tech company you decide to research something in depth, find that there is a huge market, but ultimately realise that it’s a bit too ambitious to achieve right now. That’s what we discovered at Vastari when we conducted research for the market on digital facility

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Art standards: identification and consensus in the art world

Art standards: identification and consensus in the art world

Vastari works with a variety of different partners in the art world, both on- and off-line. What has been a constant struggle is the duplication of data and an inability to establish data trust. We are delighted that by lobbying for us to work together, a solution is starting to

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"Art is not Dead": An Existential Art Crisis

"Art is not Dead": An Existential Art Crisis

At WPP Stream in October, I was asked to invite some art exhibitions that would help the debates going on during the day. The team provided me with an amazing title - “Director of Art” - and asked me to curate some work that would get people thinking. Of course,

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Build, Grow, Scale, Repeat

Build, Grow, Scale, Repeat

Growth. It’s the main thing you think about in a young business. Every conversation with a prospective client asks you how many people you’ve already helped. Every conversation with a potential investor asks how much you’ve increased your success from the year before. You feel like the

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The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive: A Risk-Based Approach

The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive: A Risk-Based Approach

As someone who has been working in the art world for over a decade both in the USA and United Kingdom, I’ve seen a lot of interesting characters. You have the flamboyant, the unique, the particular and the private individuals who all partake in this market surrounded by beauty

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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

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