Collectrium started with a goal to build a new tech and innovative standard for an art collection management system. With most of the alternatives being outdated in terms of technology, design, and UX, still being really powerful in terms of features, Collectrium aimed to be strong on both sides while maintaining privacy and security with a cloud-based platform.
They asked us to build a large complex art collection database suitable for individual and family collectors, galleries, art investors, large funds, and industry experts like appraisers, art dealers, etc. And also cover all aspects of dealing with fine and non-fine art objects, from acquisition, insurance, and movement to evaluation and sale of the artwork.
Over the years of development, new goals arose to bring the art collection management experience to the next level. We were working on AI/ML technology in art categorization and evaluation, image recognition technology, improving the general set of features, as well as adding new strong tools like top-notch filters, dashboards, reporting, and analytics with the goal for our clients to get out more than they put in.
In 2015, Collectrium was acquired by Christie's. So we also needed to integrate heavily with their existing tools and platforms, as well as work hard on covering their needs on art assets management, one of the key ones being Private Viewing Rooms that became the core of Christie's private sales process.