RFID Art Tracking for Valuable Works of Art

RFID Art Tracking

RFID Art Tracking. Museums and art galleries handle multiple arts and objects that require accurate tracking. In addition to tracking, these items are rotated from storage to and from temporary displays.

If an art piece is placed at the wrong location, it is often difficult to find it. To avoid the hassle of losing track of artworks, art galleries, dealers, and museums use RFID art tracking to protect their precious items.

What is RFID? How can it benefit museums and art galleries?

RFID technology is the next step in the evolution of Data Collection—beyond the barcode.

Unlike a barcode which requires line of sight, and can only read one item at a time—RFID makes use of radio waves and thus allows you to read hundreds of items in seconds and with Smart Reader Technology potentially reading Tags in Real Time 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Here’s how museums and art galleries can benefit from RFID art tracking technology:

  • The RFID tags don’t require any line of sight for scanning
  • It helps minimize human error
  • A hand held mobile RFID Device can easily read hundreds of tags per second
  • Fixed Reader Technology can provide 24/7 Real-Time visibility
  • An alert can be sent if a piece of Art is moved


Art galleries and museums that don’t use RFID technology are certainly missing out on opportunities like anti-theft solutions and automated inventory management.

The RFID art tracking system immediately sends an alert when any art piece is moved. The alert is sent to the artwork manager or owner via email or text. The alert is triggered even when any other data sensors such as temperature and humidity are not within an acceptable range.

In a nutshell, the RFID technology enables galleries and museum owners to work efficiently and manage real-time information of their art pieces in a cost-effective way.