Monday, 15 December 2014

Fully-funded Course for Curators: Navigating the Art Market

Thank you to Penny Bull of the Art Fund for this information on a course for curators: Navigating the Art Market. This is a short course for curators developed by Sotheby’s Institute of Art in partnership with the Art Fund.

Claire Blakey, a ceramics curator at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, says: 'I can highly recommend this course, which I completed in 2012'.

This fully-funded course is designed to provide a relevant and practical understanding of the workings of the art market for curators working in UK public collections. The course combines online learning with a one-day seminar at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London on Friday, 6 March 2015. 

Here are the details and remember to book early to prevent disappointment:

When: Online from end January 2015 with a One-day seminar on Friday, 6 March 2015

Where: Sotheby’s Institute of Art (for one-day seminar)

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 4 online sessions will be available for curators to access at any time during a one month period and will cover themes such as:

  • An Introduction to the Art Market
  • The Auction Houses
  • How Galleries, Dealers, Art Fairs and Collectors Operate
  • Tools for understanding the art market
The subsequent one-day seminar will give participants a chance to review and discuss the online content, ask questions and build new relationships through facilitated afternoon visits to commercial galleries representing various collecting areas.

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. 

Places on Navigating the Art Market are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Book early to prevent disappointment.

For further information and to book your place, please contact: / 020 7225 4815

Penny Bull
Programmes Manager, Acquisitions
The Art Fund
2 Granary Square
Kings Cross
DL: 020 7225 4815
Main: 020 7225 4816