26 Apr '11, 9am

Collectrium – Technology For The Art World

Collectrium – Technology For The Art World

You’d think that the art world would be the most stodgy in terms of technology and being forward-thinking – but you’d be surprised at the sea change the industry is experiencing. There are already websites such as Asia-based Artyii as well as Artist Become that helps artists around the world sell their art online to a larger audience. And then there’s New York-based Collectrium (www.collectrium.com ), a technology company that’s focused on creating web and mobile tools for collectors, galleries and art fairs to manage their art. For example, two recent international art fairs – arteaméricas in Miami Beach,and Zona Maco Mexico Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City – deployed Collectrium technology that allowed iPhones and iPads to point at any registered artwork and receive extensive information on the artist and the piece. Through the app, users can mark the artwork as a favor...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/04/26/collectrium-techn...

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