Montabonel & Partners is an independent art consultancy specialising in cultural strategy. We have served as advisors to governments, foundations, private collections, museums and international companies. We specialise in museum quality Post-War & Contemporary Art. Our central concern is always to ensure the transfer of value and knowledge to the client within the art ecosystem. Our expert team, composed of former curators and dealers in the primary and secondary market, deliver creative, insightful and impartial analyses.
Our ongoing patronage of museums and involvement in international curatorial projects build on our significant experience and tenure in the art world and grants out clients privileged access to a global network of artists, private collections, museums, estates, dealers, publishers, art critics and wealth management companies. Over the last few years we have curated numerous exhibitions and involved the Tate Modern on acquisitions; advised the Art Council England on new technologies; initiated think tanks in Mexico; consulted the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi on their cultural strategy for the UAE; conceived and curated a major project that brought key works from some of Europe’s finest private 20th century art collections to Sheffield, followed by an international art summit. We tailor sustainable strategies to our private clients’ objectives, enhancing their cultural profile and the visibility of their collections, all while maintaining the utmost level of privacy and confidentiality.
These activities are complemented by philanthropic initiatives and our strategy is underpinned by a significant body of research on critical aspects of the current art ecosystem, published in the form of reports that include: Art Institutions of the 21st Century (2016), The Tipping Point for Artist’s Estates (2017), Privately Funded and publically Minded: Art Institutions in Transition (2017), Audience Engagement: Why ideology Became Business (2018) and When Finance Shapes Cultural Content, among others.