In the recent Vastari Reports on Collecting it was found that artists are a key connector for collectors and museums, primarily for collectors under 50 and those outside North America and Europe. And those collectors who indicated they had relationships with artists who connected them with museums were more likely to have lent a work in the past 2 years.

In this webinar we discussed:

  • The artist's role in the relationships between collectors and museum's in regards to lending works
  • How collectors and museums can support artists when collecting and lending
  • Changes in the artist's role in the art market over time


Melissa Chiu  Director of Hirshhorn Museum & Gardens. Since her appointment in 2014, she has advocated for contemporary art through the Museum’s exhibitions, acquisitions, and public programs.

James Mayor Owner of the Mayor Gallery in London. The Mayor Gallery first opened its doors in 1925 and today actively focuses on dealing in works by contemporary American artists.

Alain Servais  Avid art collector for over 20 years of works by contemporary emerging artists. Servais also supports young artists by offering a residency program in his loft in Brussels where he keeps his collection.

Valentine Willie Creative Director at ILHAM Kuala Lumpur. The ILHAM Gallery is a public art gallery committed to supporting Malaysian modern and contemporary art.

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These events have been generously sponsored by Crown Fine Art, a logistical solutions company providing a global service that spans fine art transportation, installation, storage and everything in between.