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.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.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.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.Protecting the Value of Fine Art and Luxury Items with ArtRatio Dashboard
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.Risk Mitigation for Fine Art and Specie Insurers
We discuss why mitigating the risk of gradual damage to art and luxury items is necessary to protect their long-term market value and ensure the continuity of insurance premiums.Cross-Selling in the Online Art and Luxury Sector
If the online art & luxury trade provided more customer value through cross-selling, it could add an extra $12.5 Billion to the sector.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 ArtOnSuperyachts.com gives some essential advice in this regard for collectors.The Rafael Exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome
The Raphael exhibition, marking his 5th centenary, runs until June 2020 at the Scuderie del Quirinale and features 200 of his masterpieces.The Reinvention of Bohemian Glass Sculpture
Bohemian crystal represents quality craftsmanship and Vlastimil Beránek pioneers work in contemporary studio glass and crystal sculpture.