A buzzing center for both classic and edgy museums, major galleries, private collections, internationally renowned artists, and birthplace to Sotheby’s and Christie’s, the world’s two most important auction houses.
Settled in the heart of Bloomsbury, Sotheby’s Institute-London is part of Bedford Square, one of the best-preserved Georgian squares in London. A private central garden lies at the heart of the square, and is accessible to Institute students through a private key. Sotheby’s auction house, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Royal Academy of Arts are a few minutes’ walk away. The Institute is also close to Mayfair, the traditional center of the London art market, where many dealers and galleries are located.
Live and learn in London
An international taste-maker, London creates an ideal environment for living and learning within a vibrant community of art professionals. In addition to their studies, Institute students experience full immersion in the London art scene through visits to museums, art fairs, galleries, private collections, and artist studios, led by the Institute’s network of art professionals in London and beyond. Sotheby’s auction house also provides students with privileged access to pre-sale viewings, private events, and handling sessions.
Our approach to the study of art and its markets ensures that students receive privileged access and behind-the-scenes insights on how objects are made, handled, collected, curated, displayed, bought, and sold. Internships and an accredited work placement are available to compliment this unique, participatory experience.
All Master’s degree programs at Sotheby’s Institute in London, including the Master’s degree, are validated by The University of Manchester, the first and foremost of the English civic universities and part of the esteemed Russell Group.
Sustainability at Sotheby’s Institute of Art-London
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Please note: Sotheby’s Institute of Art is located in an historic Georgian building at Bedford Square in Central London. Our campus comprises a Grade I listed building dating to the late 18th Century which is currently not fully accessible to wheelchair users. We are committed to improving the accessibility of our premises, and we appreciate your patience and understanding while we work toward this important goal. Some teaching activities may take place at other venues in central London, which have varying levels of accessibility. If you have specific questions about the accessibility of our campus, either as a visitor or prospective student, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.