Museums around the world organise tens of thousands of exhibitions a year. Vastari's interface and networking tools make it easier for these museums to communicate with the private sector directly, to tour exhibitions globally and share information for exhibitions worldwide.
We believe that to share art, knowledge and culture is to keep it alive.
Vastari aims to bring transparency and create industry standards to facilitate exhibition collaborations worldwide. We believe in unlocking access to content and knowledge to democratise exhibition curation and distribution. We strive to help museum build sustainable business models for exhibitions with a data driven approach.
Born from the desire to help the creative industry to be more efficient with their resources, Vastari is changing the way this sector connects and collaborates. We believe that to share culture and knowledge is to keep it alive and that everyone should be able to participate in this dialogue.
We chose the name Vastari in reference to Giorgio Vasari (1511 - 1574), who wrote about the masters of Fine Art, Sculpture and Architecture, connecting the world with their creations through his narrative. Roughly 500 years later, we found that a lot of those connections, particularly between private individuals and public institutions had been lost.
This is where our journey started in 2012 when we started using technology to bring these two sides closer, connecting curators and collectors to collaborate on exhibition loans. Since then we realised a lot could be done when it comes to creating meaningful connections: in 2014 we launched our travelling exhibitions network and we are constantly working on building new technology tools to facilitate every step of the exhibition making process.
Vastari is a non-partisan and independent resource.
While collectors and curators can connect via Vastari, we respect all members' privacy, do not hold any confidential information about our members and will not publicise any information to others on the network unless specified by you.
Vastari is a member of the International Council of Museums, an Industry Ally of the American Alliance of Museums and a partner of We Are Museums.
Operating out of Vastari's London headquarters, the ambitious young team ensures that our products run smoothly and our service is consistent. Reach out to any of our team members for enquiries on specific aspects of our product.
Bernadine comes from a background in the commercial art world, part of the core team setting up an Impressionist and Modern gallery in London in 2010. She is also a scholar of art history, a graphic designer and originally trained as an illustrator. Bernadine is a member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market and the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars, and is on the advisory board for We are Museums and Cromwell Place.
Francesca has an art history background with a Masters Degree from the Courtauld Institute, specialising in Early Modern Prints. She has experience in the commercial and museum sectors both in Italy and the United Kingdom, including at Christies and the British Museum.
Jordi has a Master's Degree in Computer Science, with more than 10 years' experience in software development using agile methodologies. He is always passionate to investigate and integrate new technologies with best practices.
Alexandre has been working with Vastari since their seed round that closed in January 2016. He is the director of Blend Ventures, an early-stage fund in London with a diverse tech portfolio, and previously was the head of Innovation and Corporate Venture at Visa Europe.
Marcela has a background in International Relations and a strong passion for arts. She has over five years experience in cross-cultural contexts in areas including marketing, events organisation, sales and project management. She loves connecting people internationally and is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.
Cristina holds a degree in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture and Communication from Bocconi University, Milan. Before joining Vastari she worked at Sotheby's Milan in the Decorative Arts and Old Master Paintings departments.
Ruby comes from an art history background, with an MA in Eighteenth Century Studies and a BA in History. Before joining Vastari she specialised in the care and management of public and private historic house collections. She also has extensive experience in the museums and non-profit sector, having worked with institutions such as the V&A, the House of Lords and the National Trust.
Andrea has 6 years of experience in quality assurance and master data maintaining, having previously worked in a leading European organisation. She holds a degree in Business from Universidad Pública de Navarra.
Mishal is a web developer graduate after a career change from telecoms to coding. He is passionate about new technologies and always looking to improve and learn new skills.
Valeri has a degree in Computer Science and has been a software developer for more than 10 years. He has experience building applications for differents kind of industries, from consumer goods to electricity. He enjoys learning new technologies but is mostly experienced in Microsoft. He is a lovely father to a six-year-old son.
Lídia holds a degree in Education Science and has more than 10 years of experience working the social sector. Six years ago she changed country and career. She has worked as QA tester for main tech companies and small digital start ups. She is a constant learner and she is studying a MSc in Digital Education to combine her passions in technology and education.
Lukas has a Master's Degree in Computer Science, and has worked in UX Design for over 5 years. He has worked with a wide variety of clients, including many international brands.
Edie is based in NYC and has worked in Business Development for a number of art media companies including Art Asia Pacific Magazine, Louise Blouin Media and Art World magazine. Edie has a BA from Lehigh University, an MBA from Fordham University and is a member of Art Table.
Sylvia has a long history bridging cultural projects between China and Europe, from her time at multiple museums including the Tate Gallery, British Postal Museum & Archive and Today Art Museum. She is a visiting lecturer att he MA Chinese Heritage Management at Middlesex University and the artistic director for China Culture Connect.
Marta is a graduate in art history and obtained a Masters degree in Economy and Management of the Arts and Culture Heritage at the Business School of “Il Sole 24 Ore” of Milan. Before joining Vastari, she worked at a digital art studio in which she developed skills in understanding museums’ needs and in the promotion of culture.
Vastari's team benefits from the advice of a range of experienced advisors from the art, finance & technology industry. Their input helps us make strategic decisions while also maintaining our ethical vision for the company.
Vastari Investor, Founder and CEO of Everledger
Founder, Ion Ventures Inc.
Solutions Architect for Cloud transformation, Microsoft MVP
Vastari Investor, Collector, Past: Director, Leicester Galleries and Online Galleries
Director, Overstone Associates, Past: MD Christie's Europe
Vastari Investor, Art Mediator, Past: Art Insurer with AXA XL
Vastari Investor, Partner, Lean Investments, Past: Founder/CEO of QXL
Vastari Investor, CEO of Pi-Ex
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