To fully partake into the digital economy, the art sector needs an identity layer for artefacts. Today, there is no single way to attach an identifier to an artwork.
The multiplicity of solutions to identify artworks and to anchor associated lifecycle events, leads to inefficiencies and unsustainable practices, such as
INFORMATION LOSS AND DISTORTION
We are a consortium across the full spectrum of the art environment bringing together artists, artist estates, art historians, curators, advisors, dealers, commercial galleries, art-tech companies, non-profit organisations, museums, insurers, lawyers, valuation experts, collectors...
Our vision is a frictionless digital space for artwork-related data to be smoothly found, exchanged, analysed, enriched and validated.
We have joined forces to develop a universal standard enabling to attach a unique identifier to each artwork.
We plan to leverage blockchain technologies to anchor these unique identifiers in an unalterable distributed ledger and to enable the deployment of verifiable credentials.
Art Identification Standard is a non-for-profit initiative.
Identification standards support a sustainable and fairer art ecosystem, ultimately benefiting its stakeholders
Unique object identification is the cornerstone to provenance and authentication
Identification doesn't generate money, it is instead a tool to enhance business models and operating systems
A common language across the art sector to uniquely identify an artwork and capture its lifecycle improves the fluidity of exchanges (trust, efficiency, velocity...)
Artists need to be empowered by having control on how their data is used