Speaker(s): Sharon B. Soloff, Nanne Dekking, Jennifer Mass

Blockchain and Collection Management


This session follows how auction house, Christie’s partnered with Artory, a blockchain-powered digital registry, to establish provenance and create trackable records for art sales through the encrypted registration of works sold in its Barney A. Ebsworth Collection sale.

Blockchain could be the key to bringing both historic and contemporary institutions more fully into the modern age.

This panel will address:

  • Using Blockchain to authenticate art
  • Collection management – using a distributed identities network to scale blockchain
  • Increasing transparency and increasing the value for art purchasers

This talk was originally filmed during The Business of Art Observed.


Sharon B. Soloff

Esq., Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP
Ms. Soloff is a partner in the Private Client Services, Trusts and Estates and Tax groups at FisherBroyles, LLP. She has over thirty years of experience advising high net worth clients on domestic and international gift and estate tax planning, advising owners of closely held businesses, and planning with non-profit organizations. A focus of Ms....

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Nanne Dekking

Founder and CEO at Artory
Nanne is the Founder and CEO of Artory and Chairman of the Board of TEFAF. Artory’s core product, the Artory Registry, is a secure, digital registry of verified information about artworks and collectibles. Previous positions include, Sotheby’s Vice Chairman and Worldwide Head of Private Sales, Vice President of Wildenstein & Co, and founder and principal...

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Jennifer Mass

Ph.D., President at Scientific Analysis of Fine Art
Jennifer L. Mass, Ph.D. is the Founder and President of Scientific Analysis of Fine Art (SAFA), LLC. She founded SAFA in 2007 to address a growing need for objective material assessment of works in the art market, complementing connoisseurship and conservation assessments. SAFA assists lawyers, insurers, collectors, dealers, auction...

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