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Paris Art Consulting collaborates with museums in the following activities: acquisition, exhibition loans, valuations and exhibitions.

Present on the French art market since 1989, Dr David Butcher is in an ideal position to source works of art for museums. Working in close collaboration with museum directors, he can bring to the attention of relevant curators artworks pertinent to their collections. With a background in fine art and a doctorate in art history, David is well qualified to research and document works of art under consideration for acquisition. Twelve years of museum experience as a conservator also permit him to prepare thorough condition reports on works of art prior to acquisition.

Whether acquiring at auction, from a gallery/dealer, or from a private collector, Paris Art Consulting can bid or negotiate on your behalf to obtain the best possible price and then arrange transport with the company of your choice.

Exhibition loans
David Butcher can prepare thorough condition reports for works of art on loan, both before their departure and on their return to the lender. He has assisted major museums around the world with loans from Parisian museums including Musée Cernuschi, Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Musée Marmottan, Musée Picasso, as well as from French provincial museums and private collections. David can also act as a courier for international loans.

A local bilingual (English/French) art consultant can represent significant time and cost savings for borrowing institutions, as many technical problems can be easily and quickly resolved by an on-site representative. Having a local contact is also reassuring for lenders.

David is an approved valuer for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program. For donations, acquisitions and exhibition loans, he provides museums with valuations for European paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, watercolours and illustrated books (post 1800).

Dr Butcher is an exhibition curator working on exhibitions in both France and Australia (see projects).

If you wish to have more information on the services Paris Art Consulting provides to museums, please contact us.