The Open Crate is a private digital solution for collectors, advisors, cultural institutions and art professionals. We are pioneering the digital inventory space as the first independent digital solution with a focus on the Middle East and Africa. Our mission is to document and valorise private collections in a quest to preserve our cultural legacy and protect its future.
Founded by Amina Debbiche and Nora Mansour, this unique approach to collection management let users access, curate and pilot their collection securely and efficiently. From managing your collection to connecting it with the art world at large, The Open Crate makes it happen. Our team handles the full migration of your inventory with our in-house cataloguing methodology. We have developed an innovative platform that meets today’s requirements in an evolving art market.
Our philosophy is founded on transparency and discretion and we offer the highest form of privacy and confidentiality. It is a membership only access, please get in touch for further information.
Amina Debbiche earned an MA in Finance & Banking in Paris, followed by a PGDip/MA in Modern & Contemporary Art and a Certificate in Art Business at Christie’s Education in London. She then spent several years working and honing her art world experience, from Phillip’s auction house to The Fine Art Fund to Christie’s London, in both, Post-War & Contemporary and Private Sales departments. In 2014, she joined Art Dubai to manage its Patron Circle and Art Salon in the VIP Department and remained there for 2 years prior to the launch of The Open Crate.
Prior to co-founding The Open Crate in 2017, Nora worked for four years with Carpenters Workshop Gallery (CWG) allowing her to gain expertise in the field of design and to work at several art fairs including Art Basel. Nora received a BA in Business studies/Banking and finance at the American University of Beirut, followed by a position at PwC (Beirut, Paris and Dubai) for three years. She later joined the Binladin Group in Dubai as manager for the M&A department.