"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
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.
Upload information about the exhibition to the platform using our easy
Utilize technology tools to find institutions, exhibition organizers
and art professionals around the world
Leverage our network and expertise to promote and connect with the
right art institutions and professionals
Place works at important museum exhibitions and touring exhibitions around
30 days trial
Request a free trial and the Vastari Collections team will be in touch about
setting up your account.
Share your collection with the world’s top museums on the Vastari Portal
- Unlimited object uploads
- Unlimited institution searches
- Access to object requests from museums
- Monthly updates with new requests and statistics
- Includes 5 searches with Art Loss Register
A Vastari advisor will work on getting your pieces exhibited in the world’s top museums
- Dedicated personal advisor to liaise with museums
- Immediate, filtered notifications of new object requests
- Proactive outreach to your chosen institutions
- Optional access to portal membership
- Includes 5 searches with Art Loss Register
Not a collector? Want to request loans from collections? Register as a museum professional here.
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)
"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
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:
SEARCH OBJECT DATABASE FOR FREE
DIRECT MESSAGE THE COLLECTOR
AGREE & BORROW
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.