Annelien Bruins

Annelien Bruins

Annelien Bruins has managed privately-owned collections of art since 2001. In 2007 she set up her firm Bruins Private Collections Consultancy through which she advises her (U)HNW clients on art transactions and portfolio management. She has lectured at Christie’s Education and Sotheby’s Institute of Art on art and collecting, the art market and setting up an art business. She has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. In addition to contributing articles to Spears Wealth Management, Family Office Partnership and Professional Advisor, Annelien is currently a contributing author to the Financial Times’ Guide to Investing in Emotional Assets and Collectibles: Managing a Portfolio for Growth. For more information on art collecting please visit www.bruins-pcc.com, email us on info@bruins-pcc.com or follow us on Twitter @ArtBruinsPCC.

Golden Age at TEFAF and Drents Museum

by Annelien Bruins April 9, 2012 Art
Sancai pottery horse and rider. Image courtesy of Ben Janssens Oriental Art

Horses are not indigenous to China although they formed a crucial part of the military power of the Tang dynasty, whose emperors ruled the Empire from 618 to 907 AD. At that time riding was a popular pass-time among the Chinese elite who could afford the upkeep of their stables: horses were a status symbol, […]

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To preserve or to enjoy: that’s the question

by Annelien Bruins March 7, 2012 Art
jean francois albanis de beaumont persian design for everyday silver cutlery

My art world career started with cataloguing collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative art. I much enjoyed the process because I got to know the objects whilst researching them. I tried to guess to whom they would have belonged over the years, decades and centuries. I still love handling art: seeing a monumental painting being […]

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