Christie's Auction House launches online courses for art enthusiasts

The online courses aim to make the study of art history and the art market more accessible to everyone

Christie's Auction House is launching online courses to help make the study of art history, and as an extension, the art market more accessible.

The courses will offer an understanding of the industry and cultural context for interested collectors. The online learning programmes will also give a behind-the-scenes insight into the world's leading auction house.

“We are pleased to launch our new online course to a global audience," says Guillaume Cerutti, the company's chief executive. “As the appreciation and appetite for art has grown around the world, there has been increasing interest and demand for understanding the industry and cultural context for collecting.

"As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Christie’s Education is an important part of our operations and this new, digital course will complement our existing, international programmes.”

The first of their online courses in Arabic is ‘Inside the Global Contemporary Art World’. The five-week online course will start on December 3, 2017, and will aim to give an in-depth understanding of the global contemporary art world, help to identify the various players with an understanding of their individual roles and their interactions with one another: artists, private dealers, galleries, collectors, auction houses, art fairs, biennials, and museums and give an understanding of the various types of collectors participating in the art market.

Additional courses on topics from art business to art appreciation will come online throughout 2018 and 2019.


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