Collections in context

Archivist is a collections management company dedicated to the care of art collections through cataloguing, maintenance and appraisal. Our primary goal is to elevate the standard of collecting in the Philippines by encouraging collectors to recognize and properly preserve an artwork’s physical, aesthetic, historical, financial, and sentimental value in order to sustain it’s legacy.

We feel it’s important for collectors to stay connected to the art in their possession, and the first step to this is being thoroughly acquainted with each piece: going in depth to understand the history behind the art and the artist, explaining materials used and what they entail in terms of maintenance, as well as studying past and current markets for monetary value. We believe having as much knowledge as they can about their art will help create a deeper appreciation of them and art in general.

We believe this is a step towards cultivating a healthier art market in the country, as pieces would retain their quality and market value. Also, building on art appreciation could fuel collectors in their buying and selling efforts as well, helping them invest wisely and expand their interests to extend to different spheres of the art market.