Our Story


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.

Founders of Vastari

Founders Bio's

Bernadine Brocker (CEO) 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 (COO) 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.