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Provenance 101: How to Record the History of a Work of Art
Don't lose important historical information that will verify your artwork's authenticity and value.
Provenance: What Is It and Why Should It Matter to You?
Behind the most famous works of art are mountains of papers, all there for one thing: provenance. Here’s what you need to know about one of the most important behind-the-scenes aspects of the art world.
Unconventional Provenance: Documenting Art Ownership in the 21st Century
Provenance is taking new shapes during the digital era. As times change, so do the ways that we document our art.
Getting Started with Provenance Research
Follow these key provenance research steps before acquiring an artwork for your collection.
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How To Know Your Provenance Document is Legitimate
Trusting a provenance document is hard enough, but what makes a provenance document trustworthy? Learn a few tell-tale signs that a document is legitimate, or illegitimate.
What Every Art Collector Needs to Know About Provenance
You hear the word provenance all the time, but what is it exactly? And how do you know what provenance is real?
What to Do in the Tragic Case of Art Theft
Who do you call when you discover stolen art? It’s not just the police and your insurance agency, learn more here.
When Should You Start Documenting Your Art Collection?
The safest time to start documenting your art collection is with your first purchase. Learn when avoiding documentation gets risky.
What To Include in Your Invoice: A Checklist for Artists
Use this invoicing checklist for artists before you hit send.
Do You Need a Certificate of Authenticity for Your Art?
Add a layer of value and foster trust—making artworks easier to sell—by including a Certificate of Authenticity. Plus, how to do it.
Smart Art Collecting: Must-Have Transaction Documents
Have all the documents you need for an art purchase? Review this checklist to make sure.
Why Acclaimed Artist Jane Hunt Uses Artwork Archive
Acclaimed artist Jane Hunt has been painting for 25 years and considers Artwork Archive an essential tool for professional artists. Find out why.
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What You Need to Know When Donating Your Art Collection
Are you considering donating pieces of artwork from your collection? Consider these pertinent aspects, from tax implications to unrestricted gifts.
How To Create an Estate Plan for Your Art Collection
Take proactive steps to plan your estate so you have a say in the future of your art collection.
How to Approach Selling Art as a Collector
Understand your options: Learn how to find the right gallery or auction house to sell a piece, or parts, of your art collection.
Feature Update: Original Print Tracking in Artwork Archive
Manage your limited edition and original prints better with Artwork Archive’s latest updates to its Editions feature.
The Credibility of Your Art Gallery Matters
An art gallery can be a collector's best resource and add value to your collection. Learn the right questions to ask.
Biggest Art Fakes and Forgeries Revealed in 2018
We explored a few of the major fakes and forgeries from 2018 to learn how they were revealed in important collections worldwide.
How to Avoid Denials or Low Payouts on Your Fine Arts Claim
Have you minimized your risk of having your fine art claim denied or reduced?
Why Risk It? Risk Management and Your Art Collection
Learn about possible risks to your art collection to better protect it from catastrophic events and deterioration.
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