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Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers a multi-city bilingual executive education curriculum for private collectors and art professionals who wish to strengthen their knowledge of art, collecting strategies and arts management. Each module of the Global Art Markets, Collecting and Connoisseurship program consists of intensive week-long residencies in major art centres around the world. The program highlights key aspects of the art market and provides participants with invaluable insight, understanding of artistic and market trends, and legal frameworks within the context of each global marketplace. Lectures and guided visits are led by leading faculty and experts in the field, and each module provides a hands-on experience and an exposure to the inner-workings of the market as well as knowledge of art, and professional networks. In addition, the Executive Program offers privileged access to some of the world’s finest collections and works of art, private visits to studios, galleries and other institutions that define much of the art scene today. Alongside top practitioners in the field, participants can gain a deep understanding of the art world in each city visited.

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    • New York, United States: 30 April - 5 May, 2017 in conjunction with The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) and Frieze New York.


    Previous modules:

    • Beijing, China

    • Hong Kong, China

    • Shanghai, China

    • Amsterdam and Maastricht, Netherlands

    • London, United Kingdom

    • Los Angeles, United States


    More upcoming modules will be announced soon.
  • Faculty


    Our Executive Program includes influential practitioners who are among the preeminent leaders of change in the art world. These specialists, institutional leaders and distinguished professors represent key organisations across the globe.

    Please click here to see a sample of our lectures and speakers.
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    The fee for each module is £6,500. The discounted fee for alumni is £6,200. This fee includes tuition, course materials, lunches, receptions, coffee breaks, transportation during the course and translation (English/Mandarin Chinese). Please note that travel, accommodation, visa fees, travel insurance and other personal expenses are not included. Accommodation can be provided at an additional cost.

    If you are interested in joining the Executive Program, please contact Sindy Mak, Public Programs Manager, Sotheby’s Institute of Art London on +44 (0)20 7462 2490 or email .

    Executive Program Cancellation Policies:
    For any individual module cancellation of the Executive Program, 50% of the tuition fee paid can be applied to the next available module and 50% of the fee will be forfeited. A written request must be submitted at least one month before the commencement date of the module. Should a participant miss a session during the module, it is not possible to replace it with a future session. Should the module have to be cancelled, Sotheby’s Institute of Art will refund participants 100% of the course fee only. While special rates or discounts cannot be combined, we are pleased to offer the best rate for which you are eligible.
  • Course Content

    Course Content

    New York Module: 30 April to 5 May 2017
    New York, one of the world’s most powerful art centers, offers privileged access and insight into today’s art trade. Focusing on modern and contemporary art, the intensive program is immersed in the metropolitan’s vibrant art scene including visits to the renowned Frieze and TEFAF art fairs. Speakers include Sotheby’s Institute of Art faculty and international players who have been pivotal in developing public and private collections.
  • Certificate


    Participants who successfully complete the Executive Education module will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance by Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
  • Further Information

    Further Information

    Contact: Sindy Mak, Public Programs Manager, Sotheby’s Institute of Art London on +44 (0)20 7462 2490 or email

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