The Collector earns points solely for owning artifacts:
|Your one "greatest treasure" (that is, the Antique Sculpture)||90|
|Any half-treasure, except Cursed (any Antique or Sculpture)||30|
|Any Cursed item||0|
|Any of the five Key to Time segments||0|
|The Rock of Diamante||30|
|The Philosopher's Stone||30|
|The Deadly Nightshade||30|
|The Pandora's Box||30|
|Any other artifact||15|
The above points are awarded each turn that you hold one of the indicated items. In addition, there are special bonus points that are awarded, once, at the end of the game, for holding a matched set:
|Ending with all five segments of the Key to Time||1500|
|Ending with all nine artifacts of your special type (all the Antique objects)||1000|
|Ending with all nine artifacts of your special noun (all the Sculpture objects), except Cursed||1000|
|Each world you own with at least 10 artifacts at the end of the game (this is a "museum")||500|
Note that, in particular game (particularly in a game with fewer than 15 players), not all of the possible artifacts may be available in the galaxy, and so it might not be possible to accumulate all the artifacts of a matched set--for instance, it might or might not be possible to collect all nine Antique artifacts. See The Number of Artifacts for more information.
The Collector is the only player that never loses points for holding any artifacts, so you can take advantage of this and offer to take Cursed artifacts (or The Deadly Nightshade!) off the hands of your unfortunate companions.
Also, only the Collector may transfer artifacts directly from fleet to fleet, making it fairly easy for you to move artifacts around the galaxy. Other players must transfer them strictly world-to-fleet or fleet-to-world. Furthermore, other players may give you artifacts by hooking them directly onto your fleets, instead of having to fly over one of your worlds and drop them.