How to catalog your artworks and preserve your artistic legacy

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What you will find in the guide.

In this short guide, you will get an overview of how to get started inventorying you artwork, how it benefits your art career, and what tools are available to help your process. 


Before you start

From information to gather, to building your artistic legacy, we will go over what you can expect as you start archiving you artwork. This guide will help you define your goals, understand the benefits of archiving and set you on the path to using cataloging to best benefit your career. 


What to include in your archive

If you are like most artists, you most likely have bits and pieces of this information all over the place. You have information on your website, at your galleries, in past publications, on your social media, and in your own records

This guide gives you step-by-step practical guidelines on what to include while archiving and how to prioritize your tasks. 


Finding the right processes

We answer your top questions about art inventory platforms, compare and contrast them to Excel, and go over what you should look for when choosing your software. 

Plus, get personal tips and takeaways on how to incorporate archiving into your workflow.