Catalogue Your Collection

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

Or, you have an eclectic assortment of items that you’ve gradually acquired over the years, that you’ve come to cherish and which now surrounds you…

Your Collection – intentionally or casually assembled – is far more than the actual objects. It is a reflection of you, your interests, inspiration, passion and personal history.

Gather your treasured possessions together in a beautifully produced, easy to read, custom-designed volume, along with the story of how your Collection came to be and preserve your legacy for your loved ones.

Your Collection is your Story

…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 piece. In this way those you care about can take pleasure in the beauty and joy of each and every cherished piece, knowing how much it meant to you to collect it in the first place.

…and your Story is your Legacy

It’s who you are. When left untold, your story is forgotten. No matter how you tell it - the recollections and reminiscences that accompany your collection are what make each and every catalogue unique! It’s your life story reaching out through the collected pieces to your loved ones. Your voice to their hearts.

Portolan Map

Image: Portugese Portolan Map - Parchment, ca. 1492

Why do it?

Bronze Statuette

Image: Sara Ezra - Bronze
Female Figure, ca. 2007

Establish Your
Collection's Provenance

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.

Your catalogue can also act as a visual inventory and provide proof of ownership for insurance purposes and estate planning.


Image: Pablo Picasso – Watercolor
‘Les Dejeunes’, ca. 1963

Create Your

Your legacy is what you leave behind for your loved ones and is what you will be remembered by. The gifting of treasured possessions conveys intention and sharing the story of how they came to be a part of your life assures the recipients that they were cared about and loved.

Your Legacy Catalogue gives you choice over the way you wish your collection presented and your personal story told.


Image: RCA Gramophone
His Master’s Voice, ca. 1921

Increase Your
Collection's Value

Value is attributed to a collection by demonstrating significance: identifying, documenting and displaying the items together. Your collection represents a substantial investment of time, effort and money.

Your catalogue can become an excellent marketing tool for prospective buyers or viewers if you’re planning on selling or exhibiting the collection, turning the collection into a valuable financial asset.

If not now, when?

The Process

Bowling Pins

Image: Victorian Exercise / Juggling
Pins and Ball, ca. late 1800s

  1. Each item is photographed, measured, and documented.
  2. Together we write your story.
  3. The volume is then edited, formatted and a camera-ready copy is prepared.
  4. Hard or soft cover books are printed in as many copies as you wish.

We're done! It's as simple as that. No ongoing expenses or costly subscriptions. You now have your personal Legacy Catalogue, designed and executed to your specifications, ready to share anytime, anywhere.

Your Collection + Your Story = Your Legacy Catalogue

In the words of museum professionals...

“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.”

...and personal clients:

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

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 2019

Image: Burmese Ginger Jar - Bamboo & Lacquerware

Image: Burmese Ginger Jar
Bamboo & Lacquerware

"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

Image: Halvorson, 1967 - Family Group

Image: Halvorson, 1967
Family Group

"Working with Eve Black on the catalogue of our art collection was a wonderful experience. Eve is expert at providing all that is necessary in order to achieve a gorgeous result. She is professional, thorough, patient , pleasant and positive. She has excellent attention to detail. She's responsive, proactive, independent and she allowed us to be as involved (or not) as we wanted. Eve is imaginative, extremely intelligent and creative and has an excellent esthetical sense. We also were greatly impressed with the team of people that assisted her. Thank you Eve for a fantastic experience and catalogue."

- E.M., December 2022

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Volume I

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Volume II

Volume 3

Volume III

Volume 4

Volume IV

"When I began working with Eve, I really 'just' needed an inventory and record of the art and antiquities my husband and I had amassed over our marriage but mainly over our time in Caesarea when we had the space to display. At first the thought was simply overwhelming, and we truly had no idea of what and how much there was... It took a year and amazingly we did it all before the movers arrived to pack it all up and put it into storage until our next home is ready... While I see these catalogues still as a work in progress... there are pieces loaned out that weren't photographed and new additions I am sure... with Eve it will be a breeze… and an absolutely stunning creation… I was totally impressed at first sight. The catalogues truly blew me away and I am more than delighted."

- D.S., April 2023

Vintage Evening Dress – ca. 1960s

Image: Vintage Evening Dress
Red Lace over Silver Lamé
ca. 1960s

"Eve created a stunning book showcasing our mother’s dress collection spanning decades. Her attention to detail, creative flair, and dedication truly shone through in this thoughtful 91st birthday gift. The book is not just a visual delight but also a heartfelt tribute that captures the essence of our mother’s journey across the years. We are immensely grateful for Eve’s work and the joy it brought to our mother, to us, and to the rest of our family."

- O.G., R.Z., I.M., September 2023


Eve BlackI am approached by people who are either serious collectors who want a recorded, elegant and personal account of their lifetime of collecting – chronicling the way it all began, the story behind the story why they chose and what it means to them – or – they’ve collected items a bit more casually, gradually surrounding themselves with pieces, and ultimately wanting to take stock of what they have and share the story of how the items found their way into their lives.

They realize that their collection presents a visual narrative and, what emerges through the process, is a personal life story that serves as a living legacy for the collector’s loved ones, friends and colleagues.

By putting everything into a single volume and documenting how your collection came to be, you invite those whom you care about to take a walk through your life and become more connected to you and to what is meaningful for you.

I’m Eve Black, with a B.Sc. in Arts Administration and an MA in Heritage Management, I am a Cultural Resource Management Consultant, Editor and Curator with many years of collection management experience and catalogue creation.

Let's get started!


Image: Ancient Storage Jar - Clay, ca. 1892

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

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 and the story of how it came to be to its fullest.

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

I look forward to hearing from you.

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