Whether you are experienced or fledgling collectors we can help to you make the most of your holdings by putting key collection management processes in place.
Our service includes:
- Collection policies to protect and guide decisions on acquisitions, loans and disposals
- Database management
- Collection cataloguing, digitisation and interpretation
- Auditing – valuations, condition reporting and insurance
- Maintenance, repair and conservation programming
- Collection re-hang and presentation
- Collection engagement including digital content and social media
- Adding value to collections
- Exploring funding opportunities
We currently manage the NHS Lothian Tonic Arts Collection on behalf of Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation (ELHF). The collection comprises 2,750 artworks located across 40 sites. Since 2016 we have worked on improving the overall quality and diversity of the collection and ensuring it is accessible to all. In 2019 we assessed, rationalised and installed the NHS Orkney art collection and 100 loaned AiH artworks at the new Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall. We also proposed the commissioning of a history wall to incorporate and celebrate historical artifacts, photographs and mementos gifted to NHS Orkney, through the decades, by the local community. We have acted in a consultancy capacity for Baillie Gifford on their in-house art collection and worked with them to present it at their Edinburgh headquarters.
Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation (ELHF)
The positive impact of art in the workplace cannot be understated. Its success is not budget reliant rather it is defined by a well thought out art strategy which best reflects your company's ethos and objectives. Even a modest number of artworks can energise, motivate and engage your staff and clients.
If you are looking to acquire art we can help you draw up an artwork strategy and acquisition plan that works for your budget. We make sure all our contracts are subject to ongoing review to guarantee continued relevance to your company. Our impartial and in-depth knowledge of the Scottish art market ensures all artwork recommendations take into consideration quality, diversity, longevity and applicability. Our extensive network of artists, gallerists and dealers means we achieve the best artwork prices with cost savings passed directly to you.
Jane Lawrence (RSA Art Consultant) has over 20 years working as an art consultant in Hong Kong, London and Edinburgh. Jane’s expertise lies in building corporate art collections, collection management, sculpture commissions and managing the art rental scheme.
Kristina Royer (Project Manager) has a Masters degree in collection management from Edinburgh College of Art and over 15 years experience working directly with contemporary artists in gallery and studio settings. Her expertise in print editions, public art commissions and community engagement is an asset to our team.
In addition, we have an expert team of art handlers and installers who provide a reliable, efficient and cost effective service. They are also trained in artwork condition reporting and cataloguing.
For further information please contact Jane Lawrence, RSA Art Consultant.