Colloque : « Christie’s Education Conference 2016: Creating Markets, Collecting Art  » (Londres, 14-15 juillet 2016)

Christie's_Auction_Room_Microcosm_editedTo commemorate the anniversary of the foundation of Christie’s auction house in 1766 a two-day conference will be held at Christie’s King Street, St James’s. Organised by Christie’s Education, and celebrating 30 years of the Christie’s Education Trust, the theme of ‘Creating Markets, Collecting Art’ has been chosen to reflect a progressive, collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to the study of works of art. The conference is designed to explore the interrelationship between commerce, collecting and the idea of the ‘academy’ and how this has evolved over time.

The conference comprises a mixture of academic sessions and panel discussions. These will explore the idea of collecting – historically, theoretically and in a contemporary context.

Confirmed keynote speakers at the Conference include Professor Craig Clunas, University of Oxford and Dr Inge Reist, Director of the Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.


Panel Discussions :
Looking to Africa: Cultural Patronage and Artistic Legacy
Convenor: Koyo Kouoh
The Future of the Art Market
Convenor: Giovanni Gasparini
Collecting for the Nation
Convenor: Prof Brandon Taylor


Sessions :
Creating the Market for Old Master Paintings: Innovative dealers active between 1820 and 1920

Convenor:  Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, The National Gallery, London

Pioneers of the Global Art Market: International Dealer Networks from the Mid-Nineteenth through the Mid-Twentieth Century
Convenor: Dr Christel Hollevoet-Force, Associate Research Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Provenance and Due Diligence in a Global Context
Convenor: Dr Christa Roodt, Research Lecturer in Art, Law and Business, University of Glasgow

Collectors of Contemporary Art: Tastemakers or Market Makers
Convenor: Dr Véronique Chagnon-Burke, Academic Director, Christie’s Education, New York

The Sales-Room as Social-Cultural Space
Convenor: Prof Anne Helmreich, Texas Christian University

Collectors of Modern Art Prints and Ephemera
Convenors: Prof Ruth E. Iskin, Department of Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Dr Britany Salsbury, Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Art Museum, Rhode Island School of Design

Home Subjects: the Art Market and the Domestic Sphere in Britain
Convenors: Dr Morna O’Neill, Wake Forest University and Dr Anne Nellis Richter, American University, Washington D.C.

“Nothing like the real thing!” Connoisseurship; Dead or Alive in the Digital Age?
Convenor: Elizabeth Herridge, Arts and Arts Management Consultant

Christie’s and the birth of the European art market
Convenor: Prof Filip Vermeylen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Priceless: The Value of the Invaluable
Convenors: Prof Jan Baetens and Dr Helleke van den Braber, Radboud University Nijmegen

Moving Objects: Representations of Chinese Art in Europe
Convenors: Nixi Cura and Dr Monica Merlin, Christie’s Education London

The Rise of the Latin American Art Market
Convenor: Dr Diana Bramham, Specialist, Latin American Art Department, Christie’s, New York


Ticket Price: £140
Student Concessions: £120

14 – 15 July 2016
9.30am – 5.30pm
Christie’s King Street

All proceeds from the Education Conference will go to the Christie’s Education Trust*

*Christie’s Education Trust is a registered charity (no. 327180) founded by Christie’s Education, London in 1986. Since its founding year, the Trust has distributed over £435,000 to Christie’s Education, London students from across the world in scholarships, grants and awards. For more information about the Trust, please visit

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