Have you ever wondered why someone becomes a collector of fine art, antiques, and all kinds of ancient artifacts? Piling up different valuables and transforming a home into a museum or art gallery might look like an ordinary desire for profit, but the truth is usually much more complex and exciting. Here are four non-obvious reasons why people collect art and antiques.
Four non-obvious reasons why people collect art and antiques
1. Home decoration
Rarely do people buy and collect art and antique to display it later at home. Without a shadow of a doubt, collectibles will always be an original home decorating idea, but it is rather unusual to use high-dollar and delicate items as home décor accessories.
2. Sentimental value/Nostalgic feelings
Some things hold sentimental value and hence are so important for people. Many collectors tend to hunt for items that evoke nostalgia, a yearning for a return to the past. Either a painting from a granny’s house or an old clock, any item can prompt a desire to start a collection as a tribute to the good old days.
3. Art curator syndrome
This list wouldn’t be complete without collectors who have an art curator syndrome, a tendency to collect a lot of background information about a piece of art or an antique item. When a chance arises, these people take pride in sharing curious facts and details with guests.
4. Feeling of busyness
If you collect art, you are never out of action. Art collection management and its enhancement take a lot of time and effort. People who like the feeling of busyness engage in collecting to find a way of spending their free time.
Are all these reasons really non-obvious? And are there even more reasons? Sure, but these four are enough to say that collecting is not just a hobby but also a manifold activity capable of evoking the most vicarious feelings.