Yet over the last half decade, Collecteurs has evolved beyond the model of a museum. We’re more like a home these days—a home for information, education, and acquisition. And in this house, we believe art is meant to be shared. So come and sit with us. The door is open.
Since 2014, Collecteurs has been a home for those who want to keep art public. And while our platform centers collectors, our community extends beyond an artwork’s owner. This includes:
We value public interest more than private interest, because ideas are meant to be shared, not stored.
Whether you own a few works from a family member or dozens of blue-chip pieces, you deserve space to share it, write about it, and celebrate it.
We’ve signed onto Ethics of Collecting which outlines how, and why, we believe in collecting.
Incorporating as a Public Benefit Corporation ensures Collecteurs centers its mission above the interest of financial profitability and stakeholders.
At Collecteurs, we know that your data is important to you. And it should be important to us, too. We believe that when you have an account on Collecteurs, it should also be only yours and yours alone. That's why we keep your data private and secure—and out of the hands of third parties.
Collecteurs is proudly ad-free. We only work with institutions, galleries, foundations and organizations who share our mission to open doors to art, ideas, and stories meant to be shared.
From exhibitions and guest lectures to interviews and profiles, Collecteurs highlights progressive people who challenge the norms of the art world. Our SUBSTANCE list of 100 influential artists, activists, collectives, movements, and organizations was put together with nominations by the public. We aren’t afraid to tackle ongoing issues that affect societies, we proudly advocate for positive change and speak truth to power.
Our revenues will primarily come from service fees:
Outside of service fees, Collecteurs offers an Course Archive Add-on for all users, for 19$/mo. Here you can have unlimited access to hours of courses taught by art world professionals. You can cancel at any time.
Collecteurs does not and will never make money or generate revenue by selling data or taking hostile investment money.
Collecteurs was developed at the New Museum’s cultural incubator New Inc. with thoughtful and enthusiastic support from the Office for Curatorial Wonders.