Standard work on handling artists’ estates:
the Swiss Institute for Art Research chooses Linkgroup’s Marketing Publishing package to produce “Vom Umgang mit Künstlernachlässen”.

Broschüre: Vom Umgang mit Künstlernachlässen

The Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), founded in 1951, is a competence centre for art scholarship and art technology based in Zurich, Lausanne and Ligornetto. Its primary activities are research, documentation, dissemination of knowledge and services in the field of fine art. In early 2016 the SIK-SEA started setting up a comprehensive Advice Centre for Artists’ Estates.

Customer’s wish
When an artist dies, the heirs often find themselves confronted with many questions: What do we do with the works in the estate? Who can we turn to if museums and archives say no? The institute wanted to create a practical guide with answers to questions like this and many more to make life easier for those faced with the task of handling, inventorying and preserving artists’ estates.


Thanks to our expertise in content-driven communications we were able to offer the SIK-ISEA comprehensive support in the form of our Marketing Publishing service package. The package is geared to organisations that recognise the value of professional marketing and sales literature, spanning communications consulting, concept development, content and editorial, communications design and integrated production. 

The result is a highly functional, easy-to-read reference work. The practical guide is designed for a broad audience, from laypeople to experts. Lavishly illustrated, it provides clear and understandable guidance and useful information on handling artists’ estates. You can order the book here

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Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA)

“Linkgroup provided us with outstanding one-stop advice and support with all aspects of designing and producing our lavishly illustrated guide to handling artists’ estates. Throughout all stages of our collaboration the team responsible proved to be creative, reliable and committed to quality, and we always felt that the production of our two-language publication was in good hands. The beautifully produced finished product reflects this care and attention.”

Matthias Oberli, Member of Management, Swiss Institute for Art Research