Launch of Art Identification Standard at London Art Fair

Art standards: identification and consensus in the art world 

In the art world, artists, collectors and institutions know how important it is to trust the authenticity, provenance, title, and condition of an artwork when tracking an artwork in the market or adding an asset to their collection. 

Over the past years, companies and organisations have developed independent standards that do not integrate with each other, causing there to be duplicate records, incomplete data and difficult integration across platforms. 

The Art Identification Standard (AIS) was formed to define a framework of industry-wide standards for the identification of art, which is expected to fundamentally enhance the way artworks are managed. AIS’ aim is to promote the understanding and functionalities of cutting-edge technology applied to the tracing, identification and protection of art. These industry-wide protocols would also help digital integration and collaboration across companies and non-profit initiatives in the sector. 

Blockchain technology solutions have made it possible for the industry to create tools to support the development, management and identification of art, both physical and digital, providing institutions and artists with an easier entry method to manage and profit from their collection. These initiatives also allow for collaboration in a neutral environment, where no single player owns or manages the data. 

This first introductory panel from the AIS will explore use cases from curators, institutions, artists, technology companies and art dealers where a common standard would be helpful and/or necessary. A Q&A session will follow an introduction from AIS partners to present their use cases for the fast growing art market. 

This panel discussion will be held at the London Art Fair: 

Wednesday January 22nd at 3:30 pm 

The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N10QH 

With René Gimpel, art gallerist & dealer and AIS representatives Georg Bak from 4ARTechnologies and Serena Tabacchi from MoCDA. Chaired by Marianne Magnin, UK Managing Director of Arteïa. 

Tickets and information for all talks and events can be found at: 

The website will be launched soon here!