Webinars

A collection of 21 posts

Art Travels: Standards, Technology and Debates in the Role of Art Couriers

Art Travels: Standards, Technology and Debates in the Role of Art Couriers

This webinar explores the impacts of the pandemic on couriers in the exhibitions industry. Prior to 2020, many loans and exhibition tours required couriers to travel with the objects in order to ensure that the transport and installation followed the lender’s standards. Due to the issues that arose for

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Dissecting the infrastructure of immersive exhibition partnerships: integrity, technology and finance

Dissecting the infrastructure of immersive exhibition partnerships: integrity, technology and finance

Even before the pandemic, immersive experiences seemed to be on the rise. But now as venues look for more flexible content in the ‘new normal’, these large-scale experiences are opening at venues ranging from the Tate in London (Yayoi Kusama) to the Newfields in Indianapolis (Lume) to the American Museum

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Quid Pro Quo: The Logistics of Exhibiting Digital Art

Quid Pro Quo: The Logistics of Exhibiting Digital Art

Digital art is by its very nature ethereal and struggles to fit into any existing formulations for exhibition and collection. Recently, digital art has been in the limelight relating to the increasing popularity of NFTs. We had a conversation with artist, coder and neurographer Mario Klingemann, a veteran in the

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3 years after the Art + Tech Summit: Was the art world ready for consensus?

3 years after the Art + Tech Summit: Was the art world ready for consensus?

Three years after the first Art + Tech Summit at Christie’s in London exploring blockchain, what has happened? A non-fungible token artwork by American digital artist Beeple sold for $69m, two days after Vastari hosted a webinar on NFT’s and digital art. The panel will look at how the

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Are NFTs the Future of Digital Art?

Are NFTs the Future of Digital Art?

In December 2020, artwork sold on non-fungible tokens reached an all-time high of $8.2 million, compared to $2.6 million in November. We will be exploring this trend for collecting NFTs that grew in 2020, and the potential for these digital artworks to be displayed in museums in the

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Greener Futures: Was 2020 a turning point for defining the art, culture & heritage industry’s carbon footprint?

Greener Futures: Was 2020 a turning point for defining the art, culture & heritage industry’s carbon footprint?

As planes were grounded and exhibition openings were paused in 2020, a focus shifted towards the impact of our usual cultural schedules on the climate. From cancelled art fairs to delayed shipments, the pace changed. Institutions within our sector, both commercial and non-profit, will need to strategically rethink their policies

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Solving Museum Problems with a Digital Partner: A conversation with Smartify

Solving Museum Problems with a Digital Partner: A conversation with Smartify

Behind the scenes, while museum doors were closed in 2020, many problems were being solved. How can the exhibition content be accessible to audiences? How do we reopen safely? What stories are our visitors most interested to hear? How can we best sell our museums’ merchandise online? We will be

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Hacking the Wild West of Art on the Internet - A conversation on Internet Imperialism

Hacking the Wild West of Art on the Internet - A conversation on Internet Imperialism

With the near to complete shutdown of physical events in 2020, artists as well as the rest of the art world have been flocking to the internet in order to exhibit and sell work. The art world, traditionally slow to adopt tech, has been at an extreme disadvantage. How to

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Vastari Presents: 'Keep Calm and Carry On' a Webinar Series

Vastari Presents: 'Keep Calm and Carry On' a Webinar Series

Despite many setbacks, some of the Arts & Creative industries' most exciting developments occurred during the course of 2020. In this new webinar series, Vastari has set out to learn more about projects and initiatives produced by thought leaders and innovators in the art and technology sector. Let's get inspired

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Webinar Recording: A Generational Shift in Museum Patronage

Webinar Recording: A Generational Shift in Museum Patronage

Data from Vastari’s Reports on Collecting indicates collectors under 50 are much more investment-driven than their over 50 year old counterparts. Those who currently lend to museums are overwhelmingly in the over 50 category. While young investment-driven collectors stand out as being the most willing to donate and lend

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