Création d’une assocation pour l’étude du marché de l’art (avec son blog …)

Capture d'écran 2016-07-31 23.18.23The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA)  was recently set up in London. TIAMSA is a non-profit scholarly association that follows the time-tested model of societies such as the Association of Historians of Nineteenth Century Art ( or the Renaissance Society of America (

TIAMSA will provide a platform for networking and scholarship for students of the art market, an area of research which has recently become very dynamic. It is open to all disciplines and welcomes professionals, independent scholars and students from all backgrounds.

TIAMSA will organize conferences, field trips and gatherings. We have also set up a website which we aim to develop into a platform for information exchange both for members and non-members. Last but not least we also intend to provide a platform for scholarly literature.

As we are only just setting up, our membership fees are modest. Regular membership comes at 20 GBP per calendar year, concessionary membership at 10 GBP (in 2016 there will be a 50% discount, meaning that regular membership for 2016 comes at 10 GBP). Members will receive a reduction on our conference registration fee and additional benefits such as access to the membership area of the website, discount on publications, etc. Membership registration is easy and payment can be made with PayPal or credit cards.

This is a great moment to join as we are still building our structures and therefore welcome any kind of involvement. We are particularly looking for new members who are interested in heading national or regional sub-committees (also in countries outside Europe and North America!) or who want to act as ambassadors to various disciplines that contribute to art market studies (such as economics, legal studies, sociology, art history, history, provenance studies, etc.). We are also very happy to welcome students.

If you are interested, please visit and have a closer look. The Board and the founding members would be very happy to welcome you as a member !





TIAMSA Founding members:

(* = also a member of the Board)

*Lynn Catterson (Ph.D. Columbia University 2002; Independent Scholar, USA)
Alan Crookham (professional archivist, Head of the London National Gallery Research Centre)
Christel Force (Associate Research Curator Modern and Contemporary, The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
*Frances Fowle (Reader and International Director, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh; Senior Curator of French Art at the Scottish National Gallery)
Antoinette Friedenthal (Ph.D. Free University Berlin, 1999; Independent Scholar, Germany)
Jeremy Howard (Head of Research and Academic Projects at Colnaghi; Head of Art History at the University of Buckingham; programme director of MA in the Art Market and History of Collecting, University of Buckingham and National Gallery London)
*Christian Huemer (Head of the ‘Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance’ at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles)
*Veronika Korbei (PhD Hamburg University 2012; Independent Scholar, Austria)
*Johannes Nathan (PhD Courtauld Institute 1995; Art Dealer; Independent Art Historian; Co-founder of the Forum Kunst und Markt at Technische Universität Berlin –
*Barbara Pezzini (Index Editor of The Burlington Magazine; Recipient of an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award between The National Gallery and the University of Manchester to study the relationship between the museum and London art dealers Agnew’s; Editor-in-chief for the journal Visual Resources)
Inge Reist (Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library)
Catherine B. Scallen (Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor in the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH)
*Jonathan Woolfson (Deputy Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London)

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