About Us

1. Who Are We?

Tribal ArtSNAP is a digital destination which introduces the finest Tribal art galleries in the world to the broader public, supports museums who help form the core of this extraordinary field of antique art, while supporting programs and services for children with autism in the home countries where the galleries, and many of the museums, are located. By fine tribal art, we specifically are featuring antique Art of Africa, the Americas, Tribal Art of Asia, and Art of Oceania.

As an important and powerful art medium known internationally, appreciation for antique Tribal art of high quality has existed for over a century.  Yet in most countries, few academic or institutional vehicles are in place to help young people or the general public get exposed to the magic of tribal art, including the amazing stories and spiritual foundation which accompanies nearly every object, and that this beautiful art has been a foundation for modern and contemporary art movements while inspiring high design, architecture, fashion, and even everyday furniture and jewelry design.

2. How are the Galleries Selected?

The fundamental basis of the experience on this platform for the user is that each interaction with any gallery we present here should be 100% positive. To that end, the galleries on the platform are selected from a pool of galleries who have a reputation for quality, integrity, and authenticity; all galleries either continue to exhibit at top international shows in their particular area of specialization or have a history of exhibiting in the past. Other factors, such as membership in organizations devoted to authenticity and accreditation, specialization and expertise, and a history of publication in a specialized area.  

Galleries are invited and may or may not choose to be present on this platform. The absence of a gallery here is not an indication, nor intended to be an indication that such a gallery is not of the highest integrity and presents magnificent, authentic objects.  Regardless of where one finds great pieces, it is recommended that art buyers do their due-diligence and that they feel completely comfortable with the experience. .

3. If I buy something from one of these galleries, does their inclusion on this platform provide me any assistance?

Good question! The good news is that these galleries already are of the finest quality and are known for excellence and set the standards for professionalism. To be on this platform, all galleries must follow the basic standards of guaranteeing authenticity of all objects that they offer represented to the best of their professional knowledge and belief.   Buyers must also be provided appropriate purchase documentation and any background information with stated provenance where relevant. While we are not watchdogs, we want buyers to have the maximum positive experience in every occasion.

4. What is the “Keepers” Museum Project?

Our “Keepers” project is an ambitious effort which has just begun; the Tribal ArtSNAP team works directly with as many international museums as possible with Tribal art collections, both on display and hidden away. As you can see from our visual index of Museums, we provide immediate, direct access to worldwide museum websites that may have never yet been as easily accessible in a single visual platform. We are another bridge in which new projects, creativity, and magic working with museums, donors, and friends of museums can be the result. Note: If a museum currently does not have a website, we are unable to include them here. We look forward to your feedback on the form on the Keepers page.

5. I feel like the platform is very simple. What does it offer me? I like getting the direct access to galleries I can visit online, but want to see new objects to consider and potentially purchase. And I would like to see what these museums have to exhibit on this platform!

More good feedback--we agree. So bear with us! The next phase of the platform is nearly complete and features opportunities to view beautiful objects for sale in a different way than the art in these categories has ever been presented.  Exciting innovation can take time in the digital world but we are on it. And because this is our full-time job, we are able to modify and improve the platform every day, and add fresh content daily.

6. I am interested in buying fine objects that are Asian antiquities and fine art of the Ancient World, which are often featured alongside elite level tribal art.  I don't see them here. Where can I find access to galleries in these genres? 

The good questions never cease!. For this very reason, we have created two sister platforms which you can visit right now: 

www.asianartsnap.com www.ancientartsnap.com

All three platforms will feature new content and evolve on a daily basis.  Just stay tuned as we get rolling....aboriginal art, arms and armor, antique textiles, antique rugs...everything is possible.

7. What is your privacy policy and what will I get in terms of mail volume if I sign up for your mailing list?  

All of our practices will be in compliance with US Federal laws such as Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC)[1914], and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), agreed upon by the European Parliament and Council in April 2016 and the Data Protection Directive 95/46/ec as the primary laws regulating how companies protect EU citizens' personal data.  We do not sell your data to outside or data-mining companies.  We follow the EU “Cookie Law” that, while we use cookies to offer the user a more positive interaction with the platform, each visitor is given a notification at the opening of the site to advise you of your right to disallow the platform’s use of cookies.

We send emails or correspondence to only those who have opted in; we also only send email we believe will be of “compelling interest” (no digital postcards). We are tired of email that isn't interesting, and we don't want to be saturated. Our social media venues will have more regular, daily updates and notifications, which you can receive if you choose.

How is Tribal ArtSNAP Connected to Services and Programs for Children with Autism?