Why are NFTs bad for the environment?NFT marketplace

With global concern over the environmental impact of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), there is a growing movement to limit energy-intensive mining and trading of crypto-assets on the blockchain.

Should Kim Kardashian have worn THAT dress?mannequin-dress

Kim Kardashian’s controversial entrance at the 2022 Met Gala in Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress has raised questions around ethics amongst textile conservators and the general public.

Fine Art and Photopic VisionGustav Klimt The Beethoven Frieze

It is only with photopic (or daylight) vision that collectors and artworld professionals can enjoy or appraise colours and details on fine art with clarity.

Colour Rendering for Museum-Quality ArtJoaquin_Sorolla_y_Bastida_-_La_playa_de_Valencia

Understanding colour rendering in the context of the magical paintings by Joaquín Sorolla, 19th century Spanish ‘painter of light’

Expert Interview with Matina Agio of The Inheritance MuseMatina Agio

Matina Agio of The Inheritance Muse in Athens shares her insights on the dynamic, emotional and creative forces involved in managing the process of inheritance.

Overstone Art Market Liquidity Insights 2020Harco van den Oever - Overstone Art

While 2020 was clearly a volatile year in the art market, the second half included sustained online activity. Although the market contracted 40% in volume, the total number of offered lots sold well, and the overall market liquidity (as measured by the Overstone liquidity scoring system) rose over 2020. Our Expert Guest, Harco van den Oever, CEO of Overstone Art tells us more.

Expert Interview with Natasha Herman of Redbone BinderyNatasha Herman Redbone Bindery at Work

Natasha Herman of Redbone Bindery in Amsterdam explains the joys and risks of conserving antiquarian books for private collectors and museums. Her clients include the Royal University of Groningen and the Canadian Photography Institute.

Displaying Art Collections in Space HotelsView on earth from space hotel

With a nascent space tourism sector looking to move humankind into orbit sometime this decade, why not ponder a museum-quality art collection while we gaze from a space hotel at beautiful planet Earth? Our guest writer, Chloe Aboud, tells us more.

Luxury Display and Care of Light-Sensitive GemstonesEmerald-ring-diamond-earrings-in-gold

Gemstones such as emeralds, aquamarines and kunzite need special care due their light sensitivity if we are to display them in luxury retail environments. Our guest writer, Chloe Aboud, tells us more.

What are the Lindisfarne Gospels?Carpet page from the Lindisfarne Gospels with stylised cross and colourful knot work.

The Lindisfarne Gospels (created in 715 AD by Bishop Eadfrith) consist of 259 leaves of vellum (calf skin) depicting the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.