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Press Release: Artifcts Debuts New Platform to Capture Objects and Their Stories

August 23, 2021

Artifcts, Inc. has announced the upcoming launch of its web and app-based platform enabling people globally to capture the objects in their lives and the meaning behind them. The platform promises a simple, fun, and powerful process to upload an object, add a few details, and save it to a private viewing space. Artifcts community members can share their personal Artifcts privately or through social media, export to add to wills or insurance policies, and more.

Artifcts is designed to meet people where they are at in life: young artists, new parents, world travelers, and older adults alike, all looking to capture and preserve a piece of their history, legacy, and identity. Co-founder and CEO Heather Nickerson said, “We're redefining ‘artifacts.’ They don’t have to be valuable, historically relevant, or collections. Artifcts are something meaningful to you. They tell the tale of a life lived!"

Ellen Goodwin, Co-founder and CSO, emphasized that Artifcts offers a place to be yourself, no polish required. “Our beta launch confirmed that people are looking for a place to just be. Privacy is the default, the application is ad free, and the experience is cozy. People told us that Artifcts was like looking inside someone’s closet.”

The subscription-based platform will launch publicly on August 26 and will also offer concierge services for those seeking a personalized, hands-on Artifcting experience.


About Artifcts (

Artifcts is a purpose-driven community united by an appreciation for the history, stories, and memories represented by the 'stuff 'of our lives, from whiskey glasses and watches to sketches and dresses. We capture and preserve the objects of our lives and their stories to contextualize our life experiences, meaningfully connect with others, and ensure our personal legacies live on.

Co-founders Heather Nickerson and Ellen Goodwin started their careers at the Central Intelligence Agency and reunited through Artifcts. The pair is working together again supporting a new mission to preserve the personal and global history behind the objects of our lives.

Artifcts, Inc., was founded in December 2020 and is headquartered in the Washington D.C. area.

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