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
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
Last month, the annual Museum Connections conference took place in the Porte de Versailles de Paris. Hosting a panel to discuss digital exhibitions, the organisers invited Vastari to present data from our Exhibition Finance Report, alongside an esteemed panel of museum professionals and exhibition producers from across Europe. There are
Mondrian, Van Gogh, Magritte, Cézanne, Picabia, Bacon? Or Bruegel, Vermeer, Titian, Caravaggio? Maybe Kusama, Bill Viola, Baselitz, Hockney? Or, why not take a short-cut and go for Egypt, Maya or Ancient Greece? (Ranked: the top ten most popular shows in their categories from around the world, The Art Newspaper, 26th
On Saturday, 6 October, just over a month ago, Vastari released the Global Report and Exhibition Finance Report. With our stacked bar charts, and the trend analysis, it can maybe seem that we are moving to become a data-publishing company. But actually, data is integral to our marketplace, in three
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Within the industry a lot of players often miss out on opportunities to collaborate when the lead time is short. Over the past 6 years, Vastari has invested in centralising and gathering data from the museums we have been assisting. Our address book contains over 24,000 contacts in the
In the last months at Vastari we have been busy contacting venues from all around the world to better understand the industry and help our clients with the promotion of their shows.
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.
This week the National Gallery in London, one of the world's most prestigious institutions, advertised a job for a senior touring exhibition manager. At first. as someone trying to advocate for the importance of touring shows, my heart jumped for joy... how great is it that a major institution is