This October Christie’s Education will launch new Online Courses, that will make the study of art history and the art market more accessible to students around the world. The digital platform will become Christie’s Education’s third pillar of learning, joining the Continuing Education programmes and Master’s degrees as routes to gain deeper understanding of the art world, whether to further careers, enhance knowledge, or explore passions.

“We are pleased to launch our new online course to a global audience”, said Guillaume Cerutti, Chief Executive Officer, Christie’s.  “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 programs.”

Online learning programmes will be available from within a dedicated web-based platform, providing weekly lectures enhanced with immersive video content with behind-the-scenes insight into the world’s leading auction house, and online classroom interaction with tutors.

The first online course in Arabic will be ‘Inside the Global Contemporary Art World’. The five-week online course will start on 3December 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
give an understanding of the various types of collectors participating in the art market

The English version is available online as of 16 October.

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


About Christie’s Education

Christie’s Education is a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s leading art business, Christie’s. It is an international postgraduate institution devoted to preparing graduates for entry into the art world through the advanced study of art business, art world practice and the acquisition of connoisseurship skills. By offering Master’s degrees in London and New York, we immerse students in all areas of the art world, focusing on business analysis, object-based study, history of art, art market studies, supported by rigorous professional development courses. All Master’s degrees have an integrated work placement at Christie’s auction house as an accredited part of these programmes.

Christie’s Education online courses provide a fully immersive experience of the art world. Christie’s Education also offers also offer a vast range of continuing education opportunities in London, New York and Hong Kong, designed to introduce enthusiasts to the fundamentals of art and the art market.


Upcoming Courses and Events at Christie’s Education

09 Nov 2017      New York          From Hermès to Chanel-A Guide to Iconic Handbags

10 Nov 2017      New York          The Art of Fashion

23-24 Nov 17     Hong Kong       Fundamentals of Western Art, Part III: European Art before World War II (Mandarin)

25-26 Nov 17     Hong Kong       Fundamentals of Western Art, Part III: European Art before World War II (English)

November 17    New York          Post-War and Contemporary Art on Top-The Artists and Art Works in the Christie’s Evening Sales

3 Dec 2017       Online               Inside the Global Contemporary Art World (Arabic)

4 Dec 2017       New York          Hidden Gems-Jewelry Behind the Scenes

4-8 Dec 2017     London             Art Business Winter School

December 17    New York          From Rolex to Patek Philippe: A Guide to Iconic Watches

14 Jan 2018      Online               Inside the Global Contemporary Art World (Arabic)

16 Jan 2018      Online               Inside the Global Contemporary Art World (English)


Source: Wallis PR