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This advanced course provides students with an intensive introduction to the specialized area of art finance within the context of the global art market. The course is structured around a series of core sessions on the growing market for art finance and investment. The sessions are led by Anders Petterson, Consultant Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute and Founder and Managing Director of art market research firm ArtTactic. The course will cover topics such as art as an alternative investment, art investment funds, using art as collateral for loans and also looking closer at art in traditional wealth management. In addition the sessions will introduce a set of analytical tools and methodologies for better understanding the performance and the dynamics of the underlying art market. These sessions offer students rare access to the most recent developments in the market for art finance and investment. The course also includes a diverse schedule of classes on related aspects of the art market and the art world, including visits to galleries, museums and historic buildings which aim to promote an enhanced understanding of the aesthetic and financial value of an array of art objects. Students also visit Sotheby’s auction house for a sale preview and witness the auction process during the prestigious London summer sales season.

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    July 1 - 26, 2019

    Typical hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am – 4.30pm

    Enrollment for this course is now closed. Please write to if interested in our 2020 summer program.
  • Faculty


    Anders PettersonConsultant Lecturer, London
    Ed Leeson, Consultant Lecturer, London
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • Understanding the dynamics of the art market

    • Art market research: Tools and methodologies

    • Art market performance: Risk and Return

    • The evolution of the art fund industry

    • Emerging markets and art as an investment asset

    • Art lending industry — using art as a collateral for loans

    • Art in Wealth Management

    • New innovations in art investment

    • History of Art Background:

    • Classical/Modern/Contemporary

  • Academic Credits And Assessment

    Academic Credits And Assessment

    Academic Credits
    Four-week summer courses are validated by The University of Manchester. Students completing one four-week Summer Study course are awarded 20 University of Manchester undergraduate credits.

    Students are assessed by two papers and an oral presentation. These are intended not only to assist students in their understanding of the subject matter of the course but also in developing a range of skills useful for work related to the world of art and finance.
  • Study Visits

    Study Visits

    London is a major player in the global art market. A variety of faculty-led visits to museums and galleries forms an integral part of the learning experience.

    Sample venues:

    • London silver vaults

    • Tate Modern

    • Saatchi Gallery

    • British Museum

    • Sotheby’s Auction House

    • The Wallace Collection

    • Colnaghi Gallery

  • Course Fees And Application

    Course Fees And Application

    £5,000 for 2 4-week courses

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  • Contact And Request Information

    Contact And Request Information

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