JOB: Faculty in Art Business, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York

PRIORITY DEADLINE: March 15, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed in late March.

Founded in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York is the premier graduate school of the study of art and its markets.  The MA in Art Business (“MAAB”) program has pioneered the development of the study of art business and the international art market as an academic discipline.  At the same time, it remains a highly vocational course, with a focus on understanding business networks and professional practices. Students from MAAB progress to employment into a broad variety of jobs in art businesses, both public and private sector, across the world.

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Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art Business – Part‐time (0.5 FTE), Sotheby’s Institute of Art London

The MA in Art Business (MAAB) was established at Sotheby’s Institute in 1998.  The programme has  pioneered  the  development  of  the  study  of  art  business  and  the  international  art  market  as  an  academic  discipline.  At  the  same  time  it  remains  a  highly  vocational  course,  with  a  focus  on  understanding  business  networks  and  professional  practices.  Students  from  MAAB  progress  to  employment in a broad variety of jobs in art businesses, both public and private sector, across the  world.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art Business will be a key member of the team which lead the teaching and development of the MA in Art Business. The successful applicant will have a PhD in an area related to one of more units of the programme. An understanding of basic mathematical principles, spreadsheet formulae, and data analysis is desirable.  It would also be helpful if they also had some art world working experience, and/or an understanding of the terminology and  methodologies of art history/criticism. They will contribute to teaching across the progra mme. Core programme units include: Navigating the Art World; International Art World: Markets, Ethics and  Laws; Art Business, Management and Finance.  MAAB‐based elective units include: Art World Operations and Logistics; International Art World: Public Sector; Emerging Markets; The Market for Antiquities and Old Masters; Strategic Management in the Art World.
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Elizabeth Pergam, Paris over London: Victorian curator J.C. Robinson’s collection at auction

The Wallace Collection continues its series of History of Collecting Seminars with a talk by

Dr Elizabeth Pergam (Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, NY)

Paris over London: Victorian curator J.C. Robinson’s collection at auction

Charles Maurand after Honoré Daumier, L’Hotel des ventes: le Commissaire-priseur, 1863, wood engraving, NGA 1978.82.19

The seminars are free, no bookings required.
The Wallace Collection, History of Collecting Seminars, Timetable Autumn 2018

30-07-18 Wallace Collection-Pergam (pdf)

Apply Now: Research Award on Art Market Subjects

Once again the Sotheby’s Institute of Art is sponsoring a research award for students writing on the subjects of art collecting or the art market This generous award of $3000 to the winner (individual or group effort) and $1000 to the assisting library will be presented at the 2018 ARLIS conference in New York.

The deadline is December 15 which allows for papers written this semester to be considered. Any paper written in this calendar year up to the deadline, graduate or undergraduate, by a current or recently-graduated student is eligible.

Address and email entries to:

Lee Sorensen
Chair, Sotheby’s Institute of Art Research Award
Lilly Library, Duke University

Abstracts now online: TIAMSA’s The Art Fair Conference abstracts

TIAMSA’s  The Art Fair  Conference  
13-15 July 2017
Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London

Here we attach the abstracts to the talks of the upcoming event.
We look forward to welcoming our speakers and participants to this exciting programme, focusing on art fairs from 16th-century panden via the creation of documenta to Art Basel now.

TIAMSA The Art Fair Conference Abstracts
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Sotheby’s Institute of Art Research Award

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