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Collectrium, a leading collection management platform for high-value fine art and collectibles, recently interviewed SGS Art Services Managing Director, Yan Walther, as part of its ‘Ask an Expert’ series.

Putting art analysis and technical services in the spotlight, Collectrium invited acknowledged expert Yan Walther to expand on how these specialist art market services can benefit its clients. Works of art, complex in nature, can deteriorate and be damaged. In this interview, Mr. Walther explains the importance of identifying conservation and degradation issues at the earliest opportunity to facilitate timely conservation interventions. Buyers can also use these methods to make sure that an artwork they acquire is consistent with the materials and techniques of the artist and period.

With more fraudulent works emerging than ever before, Mr. Walther explains that specialized inspection, technical and analytical services have never been more important.

Read the Collectrium interview in full.

SGS Art Services

SGS’s arts and culture services help clients to analyse and date works of art, gain in-depth knowledge of their materials, techniques and condition, acquire the data needed by experts for their authentication or to uncover unknown masterpieces, inventory art collections, and document and verify the condition of artworks before and after any logistical operation.

About Collectrium

Founded in 2009, the company was acquired by Christie’s in 2015 and continues to operate independently, with offices and clients in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Collectrium is designed specifically for collectors and has earned the trust of tens of thousands of clients worldwide. Leading the industry in innovation through agile development and partnering with best-in-class art service providers, Collectrium is the only platform to integrate all collection-care and management tools in a single experience that is comprehensive, engaging, mobile, and secure.

For further information contact: 

Stephanie Meyer-Pionchon
Global Marketing Manager, Art Services
t: +33 4 42 61 64 46

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.