“Life without the collective resources of libraries, museums, theatres and galleries, or without the personal expression of literature, music and art, would be static and sterile – no creative arguments about the past, no diverse and stimulating present, and no dreams of the future.” Arts Council England (2014).


The history of art is often told as a chronology of masterpieces created during each civilization. It can thus be framed as a story of high culture, transmitting its ideas and values across space and time.

Historically, nobility were the patrons of luxury, with a close, intimate relationship with the arts.

The ability to afford art is evidence of wealth – the ability to appreciate art is evidence of a noble character that builds over time, just like the value of art and also luxury.

Art – As an investment…

Serious art collectors have long learnt that their passion can be lucrative, as diversifying their portfolios can result in...

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