On 13 April 2016, the Barnebys search engine launched its platform in Chinese: Barnebys Hong Kong.
After launching its platform in French in February this year, Barnebys is taking a new step in its international development. While the Chinese market showed a few signs of slowing down in 2015, China nevertheless remains strong and dynamic on the global market, behind the United States and the United Kingdom according to the 2016 TEFAF report. The last sales in China, namely during Art Basel Hong Kong, were satisfactory despite the economic crisis.
Founded in 2011 by Christopher Barnekow and Pontus Silfverstolpe, Barnebys is an online platform that offers to search for art objects online, providing sales histories, estimates, market watch and saving functions, as well as editorial content in the form of a newsletter. With this new platform, Barnebys is continuing its objectives of making the art and auction market more accessible and transparent, and of adapting to a fully expanding market. Barnebys is now available in six languages.