Navigating the Art Market

We are delighted to offer fully-funded places on this course which aims to develop a practical understanding of the art market. 

British Museum © Robin Friend

British Museum

The course, developed by Sotheby's Institute of Art, promotes a practical understanding of the art market through a combination of online sessions and seminars in London, with spaces fully-funded by the Art Fund.

When: February to May 2016
Where: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London (for seminars)
Who: Early career curators interested in gaining a practical understanding of the art market and more experienced curators wishing to refresh their knowledge
Cost: Fully-funded (including lunch)

The course will be delivered in two parts, each comprising two online sessions and a seminar day. The online sessions will be available for participants to access at any time in the two weeks leading up to the seminar days.  The seminar days will then offer a chance to review and discuss the online content, hear from experts, ask questions, network and build new relationships through facilitated afternoon visits to an auction house and private collection. 

The first part will focus on acquiring art from auction houses and dealers.  The first online session will be available from Monday 15 February and the seminar day will take place on Friday 4 March.

Tate Britain © James Deavin

Tate Britain

The second part will look at acquiring art from individuals and private collections.  The first online session will be available from Monday 18 April and the seminar day will take place on Friday 6 May

Please find full descriptions of part one and part two.

Although this course is fully-funded by the Art Fund in partnership with Sotheby’s Institute of Art, transportation to/from the seminar in London is not included. If you or your organisation cannot cover the travel costs, please contact us to discuss this further.

Applications for the 2016 course have now closed. To keep up-to-date with news about our initiatives and funding schemes, subscribe to our monthly Museum Bulletin.

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