Belanger Art Methods - Art Valuation and Art Collection Management
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is collections management?
Collections management is a systematic process in which a group of things –whether it is comprised of paintings, silverware, jewelry, baseball cards, rocks, or collectibles– is categorized, organized, inspected, stored, and displayed. The process can be as simple as writing everything down in a notebook or as complex as a giant database network spanning hundreds of supercomputers.

Why hire a collections manager for our art collection?
Regardless of its size, putting together a collection of art represents an investment – of time, of money, of love, and, more often than not, of all three. Whether a collection is actively being formed or was inherited long ago, keeping track of those investments is every bit as important as enjoying the works of art themselves. Hiring a collections manager brings a professional perspective that ensures that a collection is properly organized, displayed, and maintained so that future generations can enjoy it. Also, the information that a collection manager oversees helps tremendously with the intricacies of estate planning, inheritance, and sales.

Why hire Belanger Art Methods in particular?
Belanger Art Methods offers extensive experience in the industry, comprehensive methodology, and a wide network of contacts to help navigate the many channels of the art world. Equipped to handle a wide variety of inquiries, our multilingual staff brings an interdisciplinary, international, and service-oriented perspective that puts the safety and well-being of our clients and their collections first.

 

Will you appraise our collection?
At this time, we do not perform appraisals on any collections or individual works of art. However, we can arrange a consultation meeting in order to assess the needs of your collection and to possibly identify a suitable appraiser to assist you.

Will you buy or sell our collection?
At this time, we do not directly buy or sell any collections or any individual works of art. However, we can arrange a consultation meeting in order to assess the needs of your collection and to possibly identify a suitable broker, gallery, or auction house to assist you. Please be prepared that dependent on the size and scope of the works of art involved, multiple parties may need to be contacted. If this is the case, we are experienced in facilitating these procedures.

We want to loan or donate our collection to a museum. Can you help?
Absolutely. Please contact us to arrange a consultation meeting to discuss the parameters of your interest in dealing with a museum or museums.

We would like to start collecting but do not know where to begin. Can you help?
Yes. We regularly help newer collectors locate works of art that fit both their aesthetic and budget, and are ever mindful of the unique needs of each right from the outset. Please contact us to arrange a consultation meeting today.

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