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A Time to Reflect


Incunabula (Latin: cradle) are works from the era of Early Printing (1450s to 1501) and can take the shape of books, broadsides or pamphlets. This period led to an increase in availability of printed matter, leading to the education of the masses in Medieval times.

KRION Display Table Interior at the Nationalmuseum of Sweden

KRION® for Art Collections

KRION® is an engineered solid surface material from Porcelanosa in Spain. It is based on Alumina Trihydrate and resins, which gives it properties ideal for placing in direct contact with fragile collections of art, antiquities and luxury items.

Book of Hours at the Nationalmuseum of Sweden

Books of Hours, the most common example of medieval illuminated manuscripts, contain Christian prayers and psalms with highly decorated initial letters and gold-painted illustrations. We had the privilege of housing four such works from the Swedish Nationalmuseum collection in an ArtRatio smart glass table.

Art in the Age of Analytics

Big Data analytics has the potential to highlight the traceability which exists naturally in the Art World. And yet it seems that data lives in silos in the art world, speaking volumes but never heard.

Yale University Museum

Natural Light in Museums

Art collections can reside in museums, corporations or private residences. This article discusses how the trend towards greener, healthier and more sustainable buildings requires architects to reconcile the need for increased daylighting with the need to protect fragile art collections.

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Price Traceability in the Art World

This article looks at how ArtRatio links disparate data silos into one coherent real-time value chain linked to the art market price.

Museum Income 2017

Monetisation of Cultural Assets

Museums rely heavily on foundations, trusts and personal contributions against a backdrop of government budget cuts. Is it time for museums to play a more profitable role in the global art market

Sunlight and Leaves

How to Protect Art from Sunlight

This article shows how to protect art from sunlight using smart glass (also known as electro-optic glass or switchable glass). This involves not only reducing light exposure on museum quality works of art but also allowing exhibition of the object in human photopic vision.

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Antique book

Antique Art and The Light Spectrum

How UV, IR and visible light affects antiques and fragile art.