Artfact and RFC Systems Merge - Creating a Full Service Information Systems and Solutions Provider Boston, Massachusetts, USA - RFC Systems, founded in 1987 and internationally recognized for its expertise in computer systems designed for traditional art and antiques auction houses, and Artfact, fo
The Artfact database of more than 10 million complete auction results contains the full range of fine art, decorative art, and other objects sold by more than 500 traditional fine auction houses. Its database assists auction houses to research, catalogue, and appraise objects prior to auction, and its website, www.artfact.com provides auction houses with a marketing channel to publicize upcoming auctions and completed auction results to more than 50,000 subscribers and one million visitors. In addition, Artfact is an Authorized eBay Live Developer, providing proprietary software and support for live internet auctions exclusively to more than 50 discerning auction houses.
In addition to auction houses, Artfact’s subscriber base is comprised of dealers, collectors, appraisers, museums, and other scholars that rely on its powerful search technology and leading database to conduct sophisticated market analysis of all facets of the art and antiques markets, and include the International Society of Appraisers, American Society of Appraisers, Appraisers Association of America, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Internal Revenue Service, DuPont Winterthur Museum, Chubb Corporation, Leigh Keno American Antiques, The Antiques Roadshow, Colonial Williamsburg, Smithsonian Institute, New York Public Library, The Frick Art Reference Library, and State Farm Group.
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