vetting

INSPECTION PRINCIPLES PAN AMSTERDAM
All objects offered for sale at PAN Amsterdam have been vetted prior to the fair;
Vetting takes place the day before the opening;
The 19 vetting committees consist of experts from the museum world, academia and the art trade;
All objects are vetted for authenticity, quality and condition with the objective of providing buyers with information that is as accurate as possible;
Each committee only vets objects offered for sale in the specialism concerned;
Exhibitors are responsible for providing the correct documentation to support the history, provenance, ownership, material and other typical characteristics;
Vetting committee members vet on the basis of the latest expertise; Vetting guidelines are used. The vetting committees and the chair ensure they are complied with;
Jan Rudolph De Lorm is chair of the vetting committees.




PROVENANCE RESEARCH BY THE ART LOSS REGISTER

PAN Amsterdam also works with The Art Loss Register (ALR) for the Vetting; ALR manages a database of 700,000 objects that are registered as missing, stolen or the subject of a dispute. ALR checks that objects offered for sale at PAN Amsterdam are not in this database;
If an object is registered in this database, it is removed from the fair and an investigation is initiated. The object is not offered for sale at PAN Amsterdam until the investigation has reached a conclusion;
Visitors to and exhibitors at PAN Amsterdam can request an ALR certificate with regard to the purchase of an object.

PAN AMSTERDAM’S 21 VETTING COMMITTEES COVER THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

1. Archeology
2. Art Nouveau, Art Deco & Design
3. Asian Crafts and Sculpture, Chinese and Japanese Ceramics
4. Modern Art starting from 1945
5. Books, graphics, manuscripts and maps
6. European Crafts and Sculpture
7. European Porcelain and Pottery
8. Glass
9. Icons
10. Jewelry (Including Indian Jewelry)
11. Cabaret and Objects de Vitrines
12. Clocks, Watches and Instruments
13. Late Furniture
14. Sculptures 1800 - 1945
15. Paintings up to circa 1820
16. Paintings between 1820 – 1945
17. Carpets and Textiles
18. Early Furniture
19. Silver


For more information about The Art Loss Register click here.
For specific questions about vetting please contact the organizers of PAN Amsterdam at info@pan.nl.