Who we are.

Antiquata is an organization focused on the operation, documentation, and preservation of the international art market.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive foundation for the analysis of the international art market, preserve the provenance of cultural goods, and enforce appropriate ethical standards while aiding the art dealers that supply the market.

The Search Engine.

Our search technology catalogues hundreds of online art dealers to provide you with one easy interface to find what you're looking for with unmatched precision and customization.

Antiquata is a complex, artificially-intelligent search engine. Our technology is constantly performing complex data extractions and analysis for collectors, as well as running services like saved searches. Our goal is to quantify the previously-unquantifiable properties of art, and provide the most comprehensive art market search tool available to the public.

Our Services & E-Commerce.

In addition to providing collectors with a search engine and market analysis tools, we provide e-Commerce solutions for art dealers and businesses. Our goal is to provide small businesses with a more comprehensive and intuitive platform than those currently available, and at a much more affordable cost.

We plan on offering four kinds of services to our users: online e-commerce galleries for dealers who want to sell their inventory online, live online auctions for auction houses and dealers that host auctions, market analysis tools and additional searching resources for collectors, and communication channels for consultants.

For auction houses or art dealers who'd like to host auctions on Antiquata.
For more serious collectors who want to take advantage of our large data collections and notification features.
For art consultants who want to find and communicate with collectors over Antiquata.
Our services are currently in development, and will be released incrementally as features are completed. We will often provide our services for free to interested dealers within the initial stages of their release as features are tested and troubleshooted, and as operating costs are evaluated.

To learn more about our individual services and subscription plans, click "learn more" on the services you are interested in. For unanswered questions, trial requests, or business inquiries, please get in touch, or view our tutorials and FAQ.

Art Preservation &
The Provenance Network

Antiquata's technology uses artificial intelligence to imitate a person searching for art online. It replaces the traditional manual method of cataloging auction results, gallery inventories, and provenance data, while adding the benefit of including items found in all corners of the art market across the globe.

The main benefit of data extraction and cataloging at such a large scale is the preservation of cultural property; all of the extracted data, including price, description, and provenance, is archived in Antiquata's databases in perpetuity. Typically, art that has previously been on the market is lost to time or is hidden behind large database access fees.

Antiquata aims not only to keep archived art available to everyone through our search engine, but also to utilize it; one of our goals is to allow collectors to view and track a piece of art's history over time, including multiple appearances on the market through different sales and dealers. This will not only allow collectors to track and analyze prices over time, but also more important and ephemeral attributes of the art, such as its provenance.
The provenance of a piece of art is its origin, history of ownership, and location over time. Provenance does not have a standardized format and usually consists of proper nouns like names and locations, which makes the issue of extracting, parsing, and analyzing provenance by a computer near-impossible.

However, using artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, provenance is able to be identified, extracted, and analyzed; our technology is able to not only categorize and group art by traditional means such as category, price, and material, but also by attributes such as family, origin, and sale-history.

Our goal is to create a provenance network, an easily explorable web of interconnected people, places, and art. Such a network would allow collectors to answer questions such as "When was my art last on the market, and who owned it?" and more complex, powerful queries such as "Show me all art collectors from Italy before 1950 that are connected to my current collection."
Antiquata is more than just a service to dealers and collectors; we aim to provide open access to our data for academia.
The importance of a sustainable solution to the loss of provenance of art and cultural property can not be overstated. With the current state of the art market, dealers wipe clean all prior provenance of the majority of items after one sale; anonymity is valued by collectors, but ultimately diminishes the history and value of the art. With our technology, provenance of an item is archived after each appearance on the market, effectively meaning that provenance is hereafter preserved, regardless of the bad practices of dealers.

The IADA (International Art Dealers Association)

How can you, as a collector, trust that art dealers are providing you with authentic, ethically sourced art?

Most art dealers attempt to earn the trust of their clients by providing meaningless guarantees of authenticity, or by displaying an array of badges from various organizations on their websites. However, with the current state of the art market, most dealers fall short of their responsibility in ethically sourcing their inventories and building trust with their clients.

Organizations, such as the AIAD, the ADCAEA, the ADA, the IADAA, and LAPADA, often provide their logos and badges for dealers to put on their websites to tout their strict commitment to a code of ethics. However, these organizations are often founded by, and have boards consisting of, dealers themselves, suggesting a conflict of interests when it comes to evaluating the responsibility and ethical practice of their members, and ranking the practice of one member over another.
The IADA is an association founded and powered by Antiquata to combat the proliferation of these organizations. Instead of providing membership to art dealers that agree to unenforced code of ethics, we objectively rate each dealer using a combination of customer feedback and provenance analysis, and grant membership to dealers that meet a certain threshold of responsibility.

These dealers are allowed to use the below badge on their website, in order to provide their clients with a more meaningful confidence. To see if your business is eligible for IADA membership, click here.