I Require Art

Mission Statement

Art enhances lives and is essential to an enlightened global community. I Require Art extends the museum and gallery experience, bridging the distance between the world's treasures and the many millions with limited or no access. I Require Art is dedicated to enriching lives through online exhibitions, digital and physical products, programming and services across our website, online and mobile platforms. I Require Art is committed to anti-racist principles.


Laura Heyrman is an art historian and educator with degrees from Oberlin College, Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Chinese Medieval Art from the University of Minnesota. Her interests encompass most cultures and periods of art history. Favorite artists include the illuminators of the Medieval Book of Kells, Gustave Caillebotte, Zao Wou-ki, and Mark Rothko.

Technical Team

Robert Schaufelberger, our senior technical director has been programming for the web since its early days, when dial-up was the norm and Netscape 1.1 was the coolest thing around. After graduating from Cornell University in 2001, he started Deko Design, a New York-based web design and programming firm of which he is founder and president; working with a wide variety of clients in the visual arts, music, film, fashion, retail, hospitality, real estate and more.

Arthur Coutinho, based in Mumbai, is an integral part of I Require Art’s team, helping manage our website, social and related services including internal infrastructural, CRM and consumer facing e-commerce.

Rachel Karikasherry, based in Mumbai, is I Require Art's tech manager implementing tech and museum outreach in the international marketplace.


Toby Byron is responsible for advancing I Require Art's business plan and activities. Mr. Byron has been a prolific and highly-awarded producer of music films and arts programming seen on US television and around the world. He has special expertise in production, publishing, digital, IP and international distribution.


Ashok Sabata is President of Aginova Inc., a leading wireless sensor company focused on the consumer and business sectors. Since founding the start-up in 2002, Dr. Sabata has been engaged in product development from 2009 to the present.

Aldis Browne organized museum exhibitions that have trans-navigated the globe including The Art Institute of Chicago, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and The Sendai Prefectural Museum in Japan. He curated shows of Paul Klee, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, and for State Department tours in U S Embassies abroad.

Jules Cavanaugh created the Facebook page, I Require Art. In the time since, it has become a popular arts site on social and arts platforms.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement sets forth the information gathering, use, and dissemination practices of I Require Art Studios, LLC (“I Require Art”) in connection with the internet site located at www.irequireart.com (the “Site”). This Privacy Statement addresses I Require Art’s practices regarding information collected only directly through or from the Site– it does not address or govern any information gathering, use, or dissemination practices related to information collected other than directly through or from the Site, including, without limitation, from or via telephone, postal mail, personal delivery, or other or additional offline means or media. I Require Art can be contacted by mail at 244 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 or by e-mail at info@ irequireart.com.

Collection of Personal Information from Site Visitors. I Require Art may collect or track (1) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with I Require Art via e-mail, and (2) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration forms, surveys, e-mail, posts, and other online sites (including, without limitation, demographic and personal profile data). Personal information, such as user’s name, address and contact information, may be gathered from you on a voluntary basis, at various times on the site. Users need not submit this information to use the Site. When a visitor performs a search within the Site, I Require Art may record information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed. I Require Art may also record limited information for every search request and use that information to solve technical problems with the services available directly or indirectly in connection with the Site and to calculate overall usage statistics. I Require Art may place internet “cookies” on visitors’ hard drives. Internet cookies save data about individual visitors, such as the visitor’s name, password, user-name, screen preferences, and the pages of a site viewed by the visitor. When the visitor revisits the Site, I Require Art may recognize the visitor by the internet cookie and customize the visitor’s experience accordingly. Visitors may decline internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of their web client software, if available.
 I Require Art also may use web bugs to gather, store, and track certain information related to your visit to and activity on the Site. A Web “bug” is a file object, which can be a graphic image such as a transparent one pixel-by-one pixel graphics file, which is placed on a Web page or in an e-mail message to monitor user activity. A web bug can gather, for example, the IP address of your computer, the time the web page was viewed, and the type of browser used.

Use of Personal Data Collected. Personal data collected by I Require Art may be used by I Require Art for many reasons, for example, for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of users’ behavior, for product development, for content improvement, for fulfillment of a requested transaction or recordkeeping, or to customize the content and layout of the Site. Aggregate data and individually identifying information, such as names, postal, and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information which visitors voluntarily provide to I Require Art may be added to I Require Art’s databases and used for future calls and mailing regarding Site updates, new products and services, and upcoming events. I Require Art also may use Site visitor data to contact the Site visitors regarding account status and changes to the subscriber agreement, privacy statement, and any other policies or agreements relevant to Site visitors.

Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties. While I Require Art may undertake efforts to see that any third party to or with which I Require Art shares, rents, sells, or otherwise discloses personal data is under a contractual obligation to use the personal data solely for the purposes for which the data was disclosed, such third parties are independent third parties over which I Require Art exercises no control. I Require Art is not responsible for their conduct, actions, omissions, or information handling or dissemination practices and I Require Art will not be liable therefor. This Site may contain links to other websites or advertisements for or placed by third parties. Additionally, portions of this site may be hosted or operated by third parties. I Require Art is not responsible for the privacy or data collection practices of such web site, advertisers, or third parties, or for the content of any third-party web site or advertisements. It is possible that these links, hosted portions of the Site, or advertisements, themselves, may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about Site visitors. It is solely the visitors’ obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites and of these advertisers and third parties.

Our Commitment to Security. I Require Art has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect. Please be advised, however, that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from I Require Art via this site or e-mail cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, I Require Art is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. Instead of communicating with I Require Art via email or the Internet, visitors can contact I Require Art by mail at 244 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001.

Opt-Out Right. Except as necessary for I Require Art to provide the services, information, or products requested by a visitor, the visitor may opt out of having his or her personally identifiable information, which has been voluntarily provided to I Require Art through an account registration, customer order, or electronic news or information subscription, prospectively retained by I Require Art, used by I Require Art for secondary purposes, or disclosed by I Require Art to third parties, by contacting I Require Art via postal mail or e-mail at the addresses set out above.

Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data. Upon a visitor’s request via postal mail, I Require Art will provide to the visitor a summary of any personally identifiable information retained by I Require Art regarding the visitor, which information has been voluntarily provided by a visitor to I Require Art through an account registration, customer order, or electronic news or information subscription. A visitor may modify, correct, change or update their personally identifiable information by contacting I Require Art via postal mail at the address above.

Right to Change Privacy Statement. I Require Art Studios, LLC, may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The revised Notice will be posted to this page so that you are aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it. It is the obligation of users returning to the Site to learn of changes to the Privacy Policy since their last visit. Any change to this Privacy Policy shall be effective as to any visitor who has visited the Site before the change was made.

Effective January 2023