Collectors...

Catalogue Your Collection

Digital | Hard Cover | Soft Cover

Whether you collect art, antiques, cars, dolls, furniture, sports memorabilia, vintage clothing, or something uniquely yours…

Gather your treasured possessions together in a beautifully produced, easy to read, custom-designed volume, together with the story of how your Collection came to be.

Establishes Your
Collection's Provenance

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Provenance helps to confirm an item’s authenticity; that it hasn’t been altered, isn’t a forgery, reproduction, or has been stolen. It attests to the item’s legitimacy.

Increases Your
Collection's Value

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Value is attributed to a collection by demonstrating its significance - identifying, documenting and displaying the items together - in a volume specifically designed for this purpose.

Creates Your
Legacy

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Your legacy is what you leave behind for your loved ones and is what you will be remembered by. Treasured possessions confirm to the recipient that they were loved and valued.

Share it with friends, loved ones and colleagues, wherever they may be and whenever you choose – with a click of a button on your computer or mobile device!

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The Benefits To You

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Your catalogue gives you control over the way you wish your collection to be presented and your story told.

Your collection represents a substantial investment of time, effort and money. The catalogue will be valuable to those who will inherit or purchase your collection.

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Your catalogue provides an excellent marketing tool for prospective buyers or viewers if you’re planning on selling or exhibiting the collection.

Your catalogue becomes a showcase: the way to share your collection exactly as you wish – anywhere, anytime – with the click of a button.

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The catalogued items are proof of authenticity and ownership for insurance purposes and estate planning.

By creating your catalogue you are becoming re-acquainted with all the objects you have acquired and the memories accompanying each purchase.

A collection is more than items or objects; rather it is a reflection of interests, inspiration, passion and history.

Your Collection Is Your Story

Portolan Map…and it’s waiting to be told through your own personal catalogue with each item beautifully photographed, accurately described and accompanied by the story of how you came to acquire each specific treasure. In this way anyone you wish can take pleasure in the beauty and joy of each and every cherished piece.

This service is uniquely yours - a personalized catalogue of your collection designed to your specifications which will best document the items you’ve spent your lifetime collecting.

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The Process

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  1. Each item is photographed, measured and assigned a catalogue number.
  2. Detailed descriptions of the items are written.
  3. Together we write your story.
  4. The volume is then edited, formatted and a digital copy is prepared.
  5. If you wish, hard or soft cover copies can be printed in as many copies as you wish.
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We’re done! It’s as simple as that. No ongoing expenses or costly subscriptions. You now have your personal catalogue, designed and executed to your specifications, ready to share anytime, anywhere.

Your Collection – Your Story – in the palm of your hand, and at the touch of a button.

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In the words of museum professionals...

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“From a museum point of view, a catalogue would be an incredibly useful resource for us to view if we were looking to loan items from a collector.”

“This is something that could be of interest to some of our local collectors.

“You provide a service many collectors appreciate.”

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...and personal clients:

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Image: Jacques des Rousseaux
A 'tronie' of an old man at prayer

"I would like to commend Eve Black for the outstanding job she has done in producing a comprehensive catalogue of my family’s art collection. She brought to the task a finely developed sense of aesthetics and outstanding skills in layout and design. In addition, Eve had a sensitivity for the story behind the acquisitions that highlighted the personal meaning and significance of the collection. I particularly appreciated her flexibility and acceptance of new ideas and suggestions, while still being very attentive to detail. Throughout the process of creating this catalogue I have found Eve to be highly efficient, a pleasure to work with and a complete professional."

- N.D., November 2020


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"Eve's aesthetic eye and professional attention to detail produced a beautiful catalogue that captured the vision of what I had hoped to achieve with the project. Eve has a particular talent in interviewing people. I was impressed at how well Eve was able to pivot with new information and incorporate moving in new directions that unfolded in the creative process of working together artistically and resourcefully."

- E.S., February 2021

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About

Eve BlackMy name is Eve Black and I am a Cultural Resource Management Consultant, Editor and Curator. With a B.Sc in Arts Administration and an MA in Heritage Management, I have been privileged to have many years of collection management experience curating a private art collection of Old Masters paintings.

The catalogue I created of the paintings in that collection, with photographs and detailed descriptions of each item, has enabled the collector to share these masterworks with friends and family worldwide. Additionally, this carefully edited volume has become his main source of documented information about each individual work of art when loaning them out to various museums and galleries around the world. When a work of art goes on loan, the museum knows exactly what it’s getting – it’s in the catalogue!

When I was asked to create the commemorative catalogue, honoring the unique life’s work of a collector of owls, I happily accepted. The finished catalogue was ultimately presented to family members for them to flip through the pages and choose the items they each wished to have. The owls were then distributed among them for continued safe-keeping. It turned out to be an exceptionally joyous experience for all involved.

Get Started

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Whatever it is you collect – either as a novice collector, newly entering the exciting world of collecting or a more experienced collector, for whom your collection represents long-term, carefully planned purchases of specific objects – I work with you throughout the process – wherever you may be – to present your collection to its fullest.

It would be my pleasure to discuss your specific project with you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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