The annual Global Art Market Report 2021 reveals striking market shifts in 2020: online sales have exceeded the general retail, female collectors spent more than their male counterparts, and the USA are no more the largest global market for public auctions.
Whilst Austria's museums are allowed to open again, the Swiss and German museums have been closed for months. Directors of nineteen museums in and around Basel now call to open up again these important places of education, cultural diversity, and emotional empowerment.
The Royal Canadian Mint announced that its special Recognition Medal program to date has raised a total of $400,000 for the Breakfast Club of Canada COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
Collectors Universe certainly benefits from the pandemic. Since the beginning of the year, the company quintupled its market capitalization! However, the reason for this development wasn’t the coin business but the booming collectible sports cards industry.
The Florida United Numismatists Convention 2021 has been cancelled. However, the Summer FUN is still expected to take place.