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is a new website for collectors of fine and decorative arts, antiques
and other valuable collectibles. While this pilot site is still
being developed, we hope to make NeoCollect the best way for serious
collectors to manage and showcase their collections, to connect with
others and to share their expertise. NeoCollect was started by John
Sallay, a longtime collector of early American antiques, decorative
arts and historical medals, and school award medals from around the
observed that over the last few years, the Internet has made it much
easier for collectors to buy, sell and research items of special interest,
but it has not yet helped serious collectors manage and display their
collections on the web, or share their knowledge more broadly through
the items they have collected. Major museums have adopted sophisticated
software to manage and display their collections online, but it’s
extremely expensive and difficult to use, so even most museums have
not yet placed many of their holdings on the web.
taking the basic concept behind museum software, simplifying it and
providing it online for collectors without a lot of computer experience
to use, NeoCollect allows you to:
is easy to use, with every collection and every item completely private
and viewable only by you, until you decide to make them public.
And even when you decide to share parts of your collection with others,
you can either keep your identity private by displaying only your NeoCollect
user name, or provide a brief personal profile and description of your
displays your collections much as they would be shown in a museum or
auction catalogue. You can display multiple collections and sub-collections,
and as many items in each collection as you choose. Each item
is presented with one or two representative images, basic descriptive
information, its provenance or history of ownership, and whatever historical
or other background you decide to include.
information for each item is entered on five simple input tabs, and
you can include as much or as little information as you would like about
each item. NeoCollect allows you to keep track of private item details
that only you can see, such as when and where you acquired the item,
how much you paid for it, current location and valuation information,
and private notes for only you to see.
can share a particular collection or item with any number of friends,
even those who do not yet use NeoCollect and who may not even be collectors.
Others who view your public items can write comments and click on the
“thumbs up” icon to let you know they appreciated seeing the items
from your collection that you’ve shared. Once you have created a NeoCollect
collection and entered several items, you can arrange selected items
in a slide show or special catalogue to share with others. You
can also invite others to collaborate with you in creating a catalogue,
each contributing items and information which can be shared more broadly
on NeoCollect and eventually published in physical book form.
NeoCollect pilot website is currently set up for medals only, but we
will soon be adding templates for tokens and ancient coins, and eventually
for a broad spectrum of fine art, antiques and other valuable collectibles.
more features, see our online Overview and then watch the Entering Your
Collection video. Then start using NeoCollect to manage and showcase
your collection, connect with other serious collectors and share your