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Collection Game Plan - FREE


Have you ever wondered: 'what will happen to my collection when I'm no longer there...'? Don't worry, you're not alone! Preparing your collection for its future requires work, but where to start? I love to help you!

In this free workbook I'll provide you with a 5 step-roadmap to peace of mind when it comes to the future of your collection. We'll cover why having a collection plan is a good idea and we'll discuss the 5 steps towards full confidence in the future of your collection. A toolbox and template for your object fiches complete this plan.

This book has been downloaded over 120 times: I hope it will get you on your way as well!

22 pages, full colour

To receive your copy, click on the book cover to the left.

These e-books are available directly. They are in pdf format, so you do not need a reader or specific software. Happy reading!

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A Kind of Magic - FREE


Jewellery from the Middle East and North Africa often doubles as some form of protection, as talisman or amulet. In this e-book we'll explore how this works, and how we can catch a glimpse of the actual person wearing this jewellery through her hopes and fears.

In this free e-book I will take you through the main concepts of magical knowledge, after which we will go over the vehicles of magic used in jewellery: colours, materials, patterns, sound & movement, texts & numbers, and of course smell. This multisensory journey into jewellery and magic leads us to a few stories of the wearers' world: a very personal interaction with jewellery. I have included lots of jewellery examples for you to study!

46 pages, full colour

Release date: July 15 2021 (Can't wait? Drop me a line and I'll send it to you!)

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In this full guide to collection management, I'm sharing everything with you to manage your collection! Based on my personal experience of over 25 years, this book covers a lot of ground.


Starting with international laws and regulations concerning cultural heritage: we've all heard of UNESCO 1970 and the CITES regulations for example, but what do they mean for you? Next, I will help you work with the 5 building blocks from the free workbook in depth: how to set up a simple or more complex registration system, how to work with a maintenance cycle of your collection, and how to establish and document provenance of your items. Other topics include insurance and value, sharing through exhibitions and research, and of course the question hovering over all collectors' heads: what to do with your collection later in life? I'll provide you with a roadmap of clear steps to take for three separate scenarios.

This book will enable you to benefit from international museum standards, and a practical toolbox helps you to make each step a success: from software to use to step-by-step cleaning guides.

± 80 pagina's, full colour.  Release date: October 2021

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2021 Calendar - FREE

A digital calendar for 2021, with 12 unique pieces of jewellery accompanied by atmospheric photographs of their countries of origin. Travel the world in 12 months and enjoy beauty from near and far!

Full colour.

To receive your calendar, click on the cover to the left.