Connecting public institutions with private collectors for exhibition loans

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COLLECTORS

Gain access to over 4,000 museum professionals organising exhibitions around the world. Anonymously and securely connect with them to loan your objects and raise their financial and cultural value.

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CURATORS

The best tool to find privately owned works to include to include in upcoming exhibitions. You can browse through over 700,000 works in private hands with our powerful search engine.

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LENDING YOUR ART TO MUSEUMS

Collectors can temporarily place their works at important museum exhibitions to:

• Increase and maintain the overall value of art investments
• Enhance the academic and cultural reference
• Cost savings on insurance, storage and conservation
• Tax exemptions and capital gains relief

I'M A CURATOR

"When Christie's or Sotheby's value a collection, and see that a piece was previously included in a museum exhibition, they immediately add 20% on top of the estimate" - Sjarel Ex, Director of Museum Bojimans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

HOW VASTARI ENABLES
EXHIBITION LOANS

Once a member of the Vastari system, a collector gains access to over 4,000 museum professionals organising exhibitions around the world. They publish object requests for what loans are required for their upcoming exhibitions.

If one of the collector's objects matches a museum's request, they can message the museum to suggest the piece for exhibition, anonymously and securely.
Uploading information about the collection onto the Vastari portal helps more interdisciplinary or creative connections happen that the curator and collector might have never thought of.

A curator may be on the platform and search for a specific keyword, and find that one of the pieces matches their criteria. In this case, the collector receives a message from the museum requesting the piece, and the collector can decide whether or not to respond.

If the collector would not like to upload information about their pieces to the Vastari portal, but would like to have access to the requests via a personal advisor, there is the option of an “advisory” membership that allows for access to the requests without uploading information about the collection to the portal.


  • EASY
    MANAGEMENT


    Upload information about the exhibition to the platform using our easy interface

  • INDUSTRY
    DATABASES


    Utilize technology tools to find institutions, exhibition organizers and art professionals around the world

  • NETWORK
    CONNECTIONS


    Leverage our network and expertise to promote and connect with the right art institutions and professionals

  • EXHIBIT &
    TOUR


    Place works at important museum exhibitions and touring exhibitions around the world

PRICING


Trial Account

FREE

30 days trial

Request a free trial and the Vastari Collections team will be in touch about setting up your account.

Portal Membership

£1,000/YEAR

Share your collection with the world’s top museums on the Vastari Portal

Includes:

  1. Unlimited object uploads
  2. Unlimited institution searches
  3. Access to object requests from museums
  4. Monthly updates with new requests and statistics
  5. Includes 5 searches with Art Loss Register

Advisory Membership

£2,500/YEAR

A Vastari advisor will work on getting your pieces exhibited in the world’s top museums

Includes:

  1. Dedicated personal advisor to liaise with museums
  2. Immediate, filtered notifications of new object requests
  3. Proactive outreach to your chosen institutions
  4. Optional access to portal membership
  5. Includes 5 searches with Art Loss Register

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Not a collector? Want to request loans from collections? Register as a museum professional here.

  • Alain Servais
    Private Collector, Belgium

  • Above all, it [lending artworks] is a responsibility towards the artist. I am just a kind of a custodian of their works and not the final owner, and I certainly have no right to hide them away.
    (Interviewed by Vastari in June 2016)

Enhanching your exhibition with privately owned artwork

Missing that last loan to complete your upcoming exhibition? Have a need for a last-minute replacement?
Borrowing from privately collections can be beneficial as:

• Privately owned works require shorter lead times for negotiating borrowing terms compared to other public institutions
• Audiences are drawn to objects that are not usually on public display
• Loans can develop into long-term relationships with potential patrons or donors

I'M A COLLECTOR

"Almost one third of solo shows in US museums go to artists represented by just five galleries" - Art Newspaper, April 2015

Finding Privately Owned Works for
Exhibition Loans

Whether you are at the beginning phases of your research process, or looking for a last-minute addition to your show, privately owned works are interesting and convenient to borrow for exhibitions at institutions.

Currently, many of the relationships between museums and private collectors are mediated by the art market - and we at Vastari believe there is a conflict of interest there. Our company provides a non-partisan, unbiased communicationmediation tool between private owners of art and collectibles and the museum sector - to bring exposure to what is truly valuable.

Register as an institutional member on Vastari if you are looking for privately owned works to include in upcoming exhibitions.

Vastari Non-Profit Institutional Members can browse through thousands of works via an effective search engine. If you find a relevant work, our integrated communication system allows you to message the owner directly maintaining your anonymity.

If no results match your requirements, you can upload an "Objects Request” listing, visible to our thousands of registered collectors and partners, outlining the type of work required, the dates and the location. Membership is free for professionals working at non-profit museums from around the world.

Vastari for Institutions is simple and easy to use, here's how it works:

  • Vastari lets you search for art objects for museum exhibitions

    SEARCH OBJECT DATABASE FOR FREE

  • Vastari lets you connect with art collectors for exhibitions loans

    DIRECT MESSAGE THE COLLECTOR

  • Vastari lets you loan art for museum exhibitions

    AGREE & BORROW

  • Vastari lets you loan art for museum exhibitions

    EXHIBIT

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Please note: the Vastari private collections search is only available to curators at non-profit institutions, so your account will be verified by the Vastari team before access is granted.

  • Charles A. Shepard III
    Executive Director, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana

  • Vastari empowers an exponentially higher degree of institutional connectivity than that of any museum attempting to secure or share exhibitions on their own.