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The Fascinating World of Aboriginal Art Dot Painting

We take a look at the fascinating world of Australian Aboriginal Dot Art in this Expert Interview with Tim Klingender and find out what investors and collectors need to know in order to navigate this often misunderstood field.

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Why is the Kimono considered Art?

Why is the kimono considered art, and is it a collectible? We look at the various elaborate and unique aspects that make a kimono a highly prized, valuable work of art with collector demand.

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Collectors: How to find your art style

What is art style, and how does it guide successful collecting? We show that it is buying what you love, combined with the necessary education and due diligence, that leads to multi-faceted rewards of collecting art.

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Is AI a Commodity?

Artificial intelligence cannot be considered a commodity, since the property of ‘having intelligence’ is not tradable or fungible. We argue that AI happily exists today as a highly differentiated technology in an imperfect market with huge opportunities for innovation.

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Art Tech: Works of Art as Architectural BIM Components

Architects are now poised to incorporate ‘digital twins’ of artworks into their 3D building models to optimise their conservation, visibility, security and visitor experience during the design of the building.

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Why are NFTs bad for the environment?

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?

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

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Fine Art and Photopic Vision

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.

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Skagen, Denmark: Land of Light and Art

Skagen is the second-largest fishing port in Denmark and the home of a striking school of painting, only recently commanding impressive prices at auctions across Europe.


Color Rendering for Museum-Quality Art

Understanding color rendering for museum-quality art in the context of the magical paintings by Joaquín Sorolla, 19th century Spanish ‘painter of light’

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Overstone Art Market Liquidity Insights 2020

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.

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Expert Interview with Natasha Herman of Redbone Bindery

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.

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Displaying Art Collections in Space Hotels

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 Gemstones

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.

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What are the Lindisfarne Gospels?

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.

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The State of Art Protection

Our guest writer, Bill Anderson of ArtGuard, looks at the current state of art protection technologies for museums and private collections.

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Museum Deaccessioning vs. The Thriving Online Art Market

The stark contrast between the buzzing art market in 2021 and the grappling museum industry could not be more pronounced. Our guest writer, Chloe Aboud comments on how museum deaccessioning could help the museum sector to survive the pandemic.

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Expert Interview with Diana Tay

In this ArtRatio expert interview with Diana Tay, Southeast Asian paintings conservator, we discuss the challenges and opportunities for conservation, examined in relation to technological advances, big data and cross-border differences.

Webinar on Fine Art and Specie Insurance for Superyachts

Webinar: Fine Art & Specie Insurance for Superyachts

This webinar explores the risks and solutions for fine art and specie in the hostile marine environment. Risks include UV, saline air and physical movement, which can lead to either gradual deterioration of the items or their complete destruction.

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Protecting the Value of Fine Art and Luxury Items

ArtRatio is launching a pilot programme to help collectors and retailers estimate the risk of gradual damage on art and luxury items, pre-empting potential drops in market value and proving good ownership to insurers.

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Expert Interview with Ariane Moser of Artive

In this Expert Interview with Ariane Moser of Artive we explore at-risk art collections, sustainable business models and Artive’s noble mission to protect the world’s cultural heritage.

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The Problem with Due Diligence in the Art Market

Due diligence in an art transaction is about verifying what you are buying and who you are dealing with, so as to minimise your exposure to risk. Our Expert Guest, Pandora Mather-Lees from gives some essential advice in this regard for collectors.

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ArtRatio has been granted a European Patent for an algorithm which dynamically balances light, revolutionising the global display of all physical goods

Honoré Daumier, The Print Collector, c. 1857/63, Art Institute of Chicago

How Well Do You Know Your Artworks?

Our Expert Guest, Aubrey Catrone of Proper Provenance, comments on how provenance research and collection cataloging can protect art collections.

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FoundersPlace Podcast

This podcast by FoundersPlace with ArtRatio discusses how customer-centric businesses need to pivot to the changing needs of the client.


A Calculated Risk on Art

Art insurers can help to retain the market value of art, reducing risk and rewarding collectors using Black Box insurance.

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Art and Colour Temperature

The Colour Temperature of a light source is a measure of its appearance and can decide whether the artwork appears as intended by its author.

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Retail Analytics

Retail Analytics measures where our customers are spending time when browsing our products at a trade fair, retail store or art gallery.

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Incunabula are works from the era of Early Printing (1450s to 1501) and can take the shape of books, broadsides or pamphlets.

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Krion for Art Collections

Krion is an engineered solid surface from Porcelanosa which has properties ideal for collections of art, antiquities and luxury items.

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Antique Art and the Light Spectrum

How natural sunlight affects art and how the optical characteristics of SPD smartglass can help to reduce light damage on fragile materials.

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Art and Economic Value

We look at how exhibition and conservation need to be balanced in order to maximise the value of an art or luxury collection.

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Monetisation of Cultural Assets

We discuss how museums could generate new revenue by working with sponsors and end up playing a more profitable role in the art market.

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Natural Light In Museums

This article discusses lighting strategies for museums, galleries and private collections bringing daylight for improved sustainability.


Art in the Age of Analytics

Big data analytics has the potential to highlight the traceability which exists in the art world connecting silos across an organisation.