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Our mission

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.

Founders of Vastari

History

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 year 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.

INDEPENDENT & ETHICAL

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.

Innovation for the past 6 years

Meet our team

Bernadine Bröcker

Bernadine BröckerCEO

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 Polo

Francesca PoloCOO

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 Cabeza

Jordi CabezaCTO

Jordi has a Master's Degree in Computer Science, with more than 8 years' experience in software development using agile methodologies. He is always passionate to investigate and integrate new technologies with best practices.

Phil Anderson

Phil AndersonCMO

Phil has over 6 years experience in marketing and audience growth, with a proven track record of building and connecting with large, highly engaged audiences across arts & technology.

Liviu Tanasoaica

Liviu TanasoaicaTravelling Exhibitions Specialist

Liviu holds a MA with Honours in the History of Art from the University of Edinburgh and an MA degree from the University of York, specialising in the Early Modern period. Before joining Vastari, he worked with commercial and public cultural organisations in Romania and in the United Kingdom, as well as in independent literary publishing.

Marcela Correa

Marcela CorreaCollections Specialist

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 Gianetto

Cristina GianettoCommunity Manager, Vastari Exhibitions

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.

Mishal Shashikant

Mishal ShashikantFrontend Developer

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 Isaev

Valeri IsaevSoftware Engineer

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.

Lukas Hejtmanek

Lukas HejtmanekUX Designer

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.

Oliver Hajjar

Oliver HajjarBusiness and Data Analyst, Vastari Institutions

Oliver holds an MA with honours in Economics and Finance from the University of Edinburgh. Past experiences include working with hedge funds, a business catalysing NGO and a premier professional service company. Appreciates the union between business and art.

Andrea Bozal Parejo

Andrea Bozal ParejoQA Test Engineer

Andrea has 5 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.

Balint Ferenczy

Balint FerenczyCollections Consultant, Vastari Collections

Balint has an MA degree in Photography from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, as well as a degree in Art History and Arts & Cultural Management studied in both Hungary and the USA. The primary and secondary market experience he gained working at Sotheby's, several galleries and while on the curatorial board of the Jozsef Pecsi Photography Grant, fills him with confidence to advise collectors about what their collections strategically need.

Edie Meyer

Edie MeyerBusiness Development Consultant

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.

Advisors

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.

Leanne Kemp

Leanne Kemp

Advisor, Security & Blockchain Technology

Vastari Investor Founder and CEO of Everledger

Tony de Franceschi

Tony de Franceschi

Advisor, Operations & Finance

Founder, Ion Ventures Inc.

Marco De Sanctis

Marco De Sanctis

Advisor, Technology

Director, Cloud Consult; Solutions Architect, Asos; MVP Microsoft .NET

Peter Nahum

Peter Nahum

Advisor, Art Market

Vastari Investor Collector, Past: Director, Leicester Galleries and Online Galleries

Harco Van den Oever

Harco Van den Oever

Advisor, Art Lending Director

Overstone Associates, Past: MD Christie's Europe

Alexandre Massart

Alexandre Massart

Advisor, Investments

Vastari Investor Director, Director, Blend Ventures, Past: Innovation, Visa Europe

Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson

Advisor, Scalability

Vastari Investor Partner, Lean Investments, Past: Founder/CEO of QXL

Cristina Bourron

Christine Bourron

Advisor, Art Market & Data

Vastari Investor, CEO of Pi-Ex

Partners

In order to bring the best experience for all our clients, Vastari works with international partners who provide complimentary services to ours.

Collection Management Systems and Databases

ArtBase

ArtBase is firmly committed to providing art businesses with the very best computer software using up-to-the-minute technology to o help art professionals get the most out of their businesses.

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Artlogic

Artlogic is a long-established art technology firm working with hundreds of galleries, artists and collectors worldwide providing an easy-to-use cloud software and Private Views application.

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Art UK

Art UK (formerly the Public Catalogue Foundation) is a registered charity which aims to open up art in public collections for enjoyment, learning and research, hosting every UK public art collection within their website.

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Due Diligence and Conservation

Art Analysis

Art Analysis' leading scientific work on the world's top art collections assists art collectors and industry professionals with the due diligence process to ensure that the transactional art market becomes a safe field in which to operate.

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Articheck

Articheck is a digital art condition report tool specially designed for galleries, museums, auction houses, art shippers, and conservators.

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SGS Art Services

SGS Art Services is the leading provider of independent and objective documentation services to the art world, and the only one in its category with a global presence. SGS specialises in condition reporting, inventory and survey of public and private collections, and scientific analysis of works of art.

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The Art Loss Register

The Art Loss Register is the world's largest private database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectables. Its range of services includes item registration, search and recovery services to collectors, the art trade, insurers and worldwide law enforcement agencies.

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Events

GFAA

GFAA is the first annual program ever created to recognize the best-curated art and design exhibitions and installations worldwide. This program includes exhibitions in museums, galleries, art fairs and biennials, as well as public installations.

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We Are Museum

We Are Museums is an international event which connects museum professionals and promotes smart and forward thinking ideas.

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Christie's

Vastari is co-curating the 2018 art & technology summit at Christie's about whether and how blockchain may change the way the art world works

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Finance

Overstone

Overstone is a specialised fine art and luxury asset finance advisor, fully independent and helping principals raise liquidity exclusively on the back of their treasure assets. Overstone advises collectors on structure, terms and documentation and place the resulting transaction with their extensive network of non-bank lenders.

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Pi-Ex

Pi-eX 's mission is to contribute to the growth of the fine art market by providing analytical and financial tools that help better understand and manage risk and volatility in the art market.

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Early Metrics

Early Metrics is a rating agency for startups and innovative SME's, in order to assesses the growth potential of innovative ventures. Their ratings bring transparency to corporations, investors and entrepreneurs and they promote the most exciting innovations of tomorrow

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Barclays

GFAA is the first annual program ever created to recognize the best-curated art and design exhibitions and installations worldwide. This program includes exhibitions in museums, galleries, art fairs and biennials, as well as public installations.

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Insurance

JLT

JLT Specialty's Fine Art, Jewellery and Specie provides insurance broking, risk management and claims consulting services to a wide ranging client base using insight, intelligence and imagination to provide expert advice and robust , often unique, solutions.

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Besso

Besso is specialised in covers for individual and corporate collectors, dealers, exhibitors, museums, galleries, auctioneers and valuers.

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Hallett Independent

Hallett Independent is specialised in arranging insurances and settling claims for art dealers, galleries, museums, private collectors, family offices and auction houses. Hallett Independent also advises these parties on risk management strategies to maximise cover for the lowest premium, whilst reducing their administrative costs. Director Adam Prideaux co-authored the Guide to Museum Insurance published by the Museums, Archives and Libraries Council (MLA).

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Security

FORTECHO

FORTECHO™ intelligently monitors your art collection via specialist wireless sensors safely attached to every artwork.

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Tagsmart

Tagsmart provides unparalleled security while adding value to your artwork by building an accredited provenance history over time through triple-lock of DNA Tags, highly secure Certificates of Authenticity and digitally encrypted transactions.

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Shipping

Constantine

Since 1885, Constantine has committed to providing specialised fine art logistics for the most highly regarded museums, galleries and private collectors in the world. Services include storage, logistics, technical management, project management and customs, all of which can be tailor-made to specific needs and requirements.

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The Shipping Monster

The Shipping Monster is a specialised logistics company for touring exhibitions and the entertainment industy.

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Crown Fine Art

Crown Fine Art provides dedicated services to museums, galleries, auction houses and collectors including designing packing and crating, or planning exhibitions or installations.

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Technology

Everledger

Everledger uses the best of emerging technology including blockchain, smart contracts and machine vision to assist in the reduction of risk and fraud for banks, insurers and open marketplaces.

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Smartify

Smartify is a virtual art guide, enabling audiences to scan and identify artwork in museums and galleries and receive rich information via text, audio and video using augmented reality. As a social enterprise, Smartify partners with over 50 museums providing detailed visitor analytics and access to new audiences and revenue streams.

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Microsoft Ventures

As a Microsoft Ventures Accellerator alumni Vastari is constantly working on exploring the latest Microsoft technologies to provide better solutions to their clients.

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Kremer Collection

Founded in 1994 by George and Ilone Kremer, the Kremer Collection is a privately owned group of around 74 works of 17th century Dutch and Flemish art. In 2017, designed by architect Johan van Lierop, Founder of Architales and Principal at Studio Libeskind, the Kremer Collection set up a museum to feature pieces from the Collection, accessible exclusively through Virtual Reality (VR) technology

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Translation

Art & Culture Translated

Art and Culture Translated provides translation editing, interpreting and language consultancy exclusively to museums, cultural and heritage sites to help them reach and communicate with their multilingual audience in all main European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages.

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