What to expect from the Future of the Art Market Unconference

What to expect from the Future of the Art Market Unconference

Industry experts, collectors, and technologists will unite at Somerset house to discuss the future of the UK art market in less than two weeks. Here is what to expect from the event

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Is Touring a Means to an End?

Is Touring a Means to an End?

Earlier this week I was invited to take part in a panel discussion titled “Business Not As Usual. Revolutionizing the Cultural Economy” at Frankfurt Book Fair. On the panel with me were Florian Bräunig CEO at YAIR, Martin Eyerer, CIO at Factory Berlin, Stein Olav Henrichsen, Director at Munch Museum,

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What went wrong with ICOM's new museum definition

What went wrong with ICOM's new museum definition

Having come back from Kyoto where I attended the 25th ICOM General Conference, I feel it’s worth sharing a few thoughts about the most controversial issue at stake throughout the whole event: the new museum definition. In times of great political, sociological and climatic changes, ICOM has decided to

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Why Vastari is Not Taking a Booth at Conferences this Year

Why Vastari is Not Taking a Booth at Conferences this Year

If you have been to any of the museum conferences in the last years, you probably remember the Vastari booth, and most likely have one of our USB pens on your desk. ​ This year, after thorough consideration, we decided to attend conferences without taking a booth and here is why.

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Curators are from Venus, entrepreneurs are from Mars

Curators are from Venus, entrepreneurs are from Mars

I was lucky enough to participate in a panel discussion organised by the Art Fund and Sotheby’s Institute of Art and to also present Vastari as an example of disruptive digital businesses at Cass Business School. These talks have stimulated some thoughts that are worth sharing.

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Museums are sitting on an untapped gold mine

Museums are sitting on an untapped gold mine

On 15th of January Artnet’s columnist Tim Schneider published some thoughts on why it is a taboo to talk about the value of works in museums’ storages.

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Is asymmetry of information good for the touring exhibitions market?

Is asymmetry of information good for the touring exhibitions market?

Touring exhibitions have become increasingly important in the last decade: from a handful of major institutions partnering up, touring exhibitions have become a major trend in the museum industry. Producers and museums with large portfolios are beginning to dominate their own section of expo halls at all major international conferences.

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Behind the Scenes at the London Transport Museum

Behind the Scenes at the London Transport Museum

I met Elizabeth Scott, newly appointed curator at the London Transport Museum during her first week there to aske her a few questions. Can you describe to us the steps to put together an exhibition? There are many steps in putting an exhibition together and whenever I work with external

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The Hague's Pearl: Mauritshuis Reopens

The Hague's Pearl: Mauritshuis Reopens

The Mauritshuis re-opened its doors to the public at the end of June 2014 after a two-year renovation. This museum hosts one of the finest collections of Dutch art from the Golden Age, including masterpieces such as Vermeer’s The Girl with the Pearl Earring, Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson

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