The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Vastari.com: New service connecting collectors with curators online launches
From left to right: Bernadine Bröcker, Francesca Polo, Angela Roldan, and Marta Olszewska.
LONDON.- Vastari.com is a new service launched to connect private collectors with museum professionals to facilitate exhibition loans.

Since launching in January 2013, the website has received an overwhelmingly positive response from curators at major museums worldwide, distinguished collectors and from the international press. As a result of this enthusiasm, after only a few months, Vastari can already boast about successful transatlantic collector-museum collaborations.

Currently, collectors lend pieces to museums in order to raise the profile of the work of art. However, the introducer is usually someone with a commercial interest in the value add of this process. Vastari.com provides the user-friendly interface for collectors to gain targeted exposure to museum curators, without revealing their details to the market or to third parties.

Registered object details are shared only with museum professionals from accredited non-profit institutions verified by the Vastari team. These museums organise hundreds of exhibitions a year and are on the lookout for available works to include in their upcoming shows. Via Vastari, they can search for collectors’ objects online early in the planning stages.

Vastari registered museums are looking for a wide variety of works, from the famous to the niche, with focuses ranging from Fine Arts to Natural History. In addition to a strong network of European and American collectors and curators, Vastari caters to include those in emerging markets in Asia and the Middle East who may be less acquainted with the exhibition loan process.

Proactive collectors on Vastari can reach out to the museums directly, responding to calls for entries for forthcoming exhibitions by sending a photo of the object to the curators directly for consideration.

“Currently, collectors have to communicate with curators via the market, and so deal with an annoying grapevine of forwarding letters. The whole process could be much more efficient, and a lot more discreet,” says Bernadine Bröcker, founder and Managing Director of Vastari. “Our goal is to help collectors share their works with the public and create interesting new links, without ‘burning’ the piece to the market and without the unnecessary headaches.”

Confidentiality is key. Vastari.com offers the impartial, independent environment necessary for collectors interested in the cultural value of their collection who would otherwise be reluctant to share their works with the art market. The registration of the collector’s art, antiques, memorabilia, antiquities or design is anonymous by default and objects from the same collection will not be linked to each other in search results. The website, including all correspondence, is SSL-encrypted and hosted on top-security 24/7 managed servers, adhering to standards used by the health and finance sectors. Moreover, the site does not store any personal details about any private or institutional members.

“As Vastari’s institutional members have access to the objects registered to our system, our quality management team personally verifies the identity of each and every curator from the moment they sign up. We also monitor the credibility of every member,” states Bernadine, “whether they are private or institutional, based on their activity on the website.” Though the administrators do not vet the works for authenticity, users are able to report any inappropriate activity to the team.

A private collector in the Netherlands described his enthusiasm for Vastari: “I do not want to sell my collection, so I keep it private. But if there were an exhibition being planned, I want my works to be involved. I want to share these beautiful items with the world.”

The first international Vastari connections have already occurred between collectors and museums for exhibitions in the next four years.

Registered members come from the United Kingdom but also from the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. Worldwide partnerships have allowed Vastari to corner the niche that is exhibition research.





Today's News

September 25, 2013

Christie's hopes for more openness in China ahead of first auction on the mainland

Mood Swings: Halcyon Gallery in London to present new Bob Dylan iron works exhibition

First ever portrait of Prince Charles by Chinese artist to be auctioned at Sotheby's

Newly discovered Van Gogh painting 'Sunset at Montmajour' on view starting today

Pollock and the Irascibles; The New York School opens at Palazzo Reale in Milan

First ever international, full-scale survey of the work of Mira Schendel opens at Tate Modern

Zhang Huan's first solo exhibition in New York since 2010 opens at Pace Gallery

Guggenheim Foundation presents a new proposal for a Guggenheim Helsinki

Shortlist proposals for new Fourth Plinth commissions revealed in London

Christie's to offer two treasures of medieval statuary: Mourners from the tomb of the duc de Berry

Miss Piggy joins Kermit the Frog at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Vastari.com: New service connecting collectors with curators online launches

17th-century Dutch and 19th-century American landscapes on view at the Thyssen‐Bornemisza

Religious and secular imagery by modern sculptor Emilio Greco on view at the Estorick Collection

$4 Stella coin makes $2.5 million and world record-breaking prices realized at Bonhams Coin Auction

Terra Foundation & Newberry present Chicago's only major sesquicentennial Civil War exhibition

Air de Paris announces autumn group show: Paginations & Machinations

"Mathew Zefeldt: Forms Forming Forms" opens at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

Exhibition of new works by Beijing-based artist Yang Xinguang opens at Gallery Exit

Solo exhibition of Saudi Arabian artist Faisal Samra's work opens at Ayyam Gallery

Exhibition at Galerie Barbara Thumm presents a new series of paintings and works on paper by Jo Baer

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists find 5,000-year-old skeletons in an ancient village in northern India

2.- Exhibition at the Louvre museum offers rare glimpse of the ancient Thracian culture

3.- Most Britons ignorant over Battle of Waterloo: National Army Museum poll

4.- Sotheby's to offer the historic collection of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

5.- Van Gogh and Rothko: Two masterpieces of modern art unveiled at Sotheby's London

6.- Recently discovered self-portrait headlines 'Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty' at MFA Boston

7.- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, world's top-earning model, makes teary last catwalk turn

8.- Le Corbusier legacy threatened by revelations in new books that architect was 'fascist'

9.- Groundbreaking photographs of India's Sidi community go on show in the UK for the first time

10.- William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site