ISBN: 9781848220997 • Publication: March 28, 2014
Series: Handbooks in International Art Business
'Rozell's book is a superb resource for art collectors to have on hand, covering all aspects of planning, management and care. It is exhaustively researched and extremely well-presented and is a must for any art professional to have in their library.' Agnes Gund, President Emerita, Museum of Modern Art
The Art Collector's Handbook
A Guide to Collection Management and Care
DescriptionWith the rapid and unprecedented global expansion of the art market, new collectors are emerging every day. When buying art, whether for pure enjoyment, investment or some other motive, few art collectors consider the practical and financial implications of owning and maintaining art, and many do not have a plan for how they might eventually dispose of it. This book, probing a number of resources and incorporating advice from top experts in the field, offers guidance on collection management and care, and serves as an important reference guide for collectors and those charged with managing collections.
Mary Rozell draws on her long experience as both an art collection management professional and an art lawyer to illuminate some of the myriad issues that arise when managing an art collection. Covering acquisition, inventory management, the insurance, security, storage and conservation of collections, art financing and investing, and the sharing and deaccessioning of artworks, this Handbook will be an essential resource for art collectors, curators, enthusiasts and all those with responsibility for art collections of all kinds.