Date of Award


Document Type

MA Project - Restricted Access (SIA Only)

Project Type

MA Project - Business Plan

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art Business

First Advisor

Roxanna Zarnegar


The BEAR Private Server system is a complete private server system to hold an advanced art collection management program with heightened security features. BEAR, an acronym for Bilateral Evolution of Art Reports, is meant to encompass the concepts of advancing the technology of appraisal reports and art collection management with internet security. The idea itself emerged from a conversation with an art collector that had many concerns regarding the privacy of his collection. Adamant about the privacy and security of his valuable collection of art, the collector was unwilling to show his collection and unable to agree to an appraisal. Based on this conversation, the idea for a privatized way of digitally analyzing a collection was conceived.