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Graduates and current students of Sotheby’s Institute of Art have access to a worldwide network of over 8,000 alumni that are active in all areas of the art and luxury world.


By studying at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, you become a lifelong member of a global network of over 8,000 alumni*. Our graduates are leaders in all aspects of art, culture and business – curators and connoisseurs, advisors and analysts, taste-makers and talent scouts, entrepreneurs and innovators. In addition to their own pioneering professional ventures, alumni hold leadership positions at renowned art and luxury organisations around the world. Click here to browse a compilation of over 200 recent alumni achievements. A selection of alumni stories can also be found here, and former students are regularly profiled in the News section of our website.


Graduates maintain their connection to the Institute and their fellow alumni – from all campuses and graduation years – through a programme of bespoke events, communications and benefits. Through these, we aim to engage and support our alumni around the world, whether you are searching for career opportunities, seeking professional advice or recommendations, building your business, looking to continue your education, or simply interested in engaging with like-minded individuals.


We also hugely value the continued involvement of alumni in the life of the Institute, including as speakers on courses, providers of job opportunities and work placements, ambassadors of our programmes for new generations of prospective students and more.


We encourage you to explore the resources listed below to see how Sotheby’s Institute of Art can continue to benefit you long after you’ve left the classroom. And we’re always delighted to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to update your details or get in touch at

Stay Connected

We actively keep in touch with former students and help facilitate connections and information sharing within our alumni community:  

  • Social Media: The Sotheby's Institute of Art Global Alumni LinkedIn and Facebook group are closed platforms where we encourage alumni to share their news, invitations and information directly with one another, as well as receive updates from the Sotheby's Institute of Art team  
  • Alumni Emails: The main form of communication with our alumni, we send regular emails with event invitations, announcements and benefits 
  • Alumni Update Form: Completing our Alumni Update Form ensures that we have your current contact details (including to receive Alumni Emails) and professional information; through it, you can also register your interest in participating in a range of Sotheby's Institute of Art activities. 

Careers & Ongoing Sotheby's Institute of Art Services

Your support from Sotheby's Institute of Art does not stop upon graduation. From careers services to library access, we hope that you’ll continue to benefit from the Institute’s world-class facilities: 

  • Careers Services: Alumni can access careers resources, including a job posting board, on our bespoke Careers Portal. Graduates who are hiring and other employers can also post job advertisements for Sotheby's Institute of Art students and graduates on the board at no costs. For further information about ongoing career services available to alumni, please contact the New York or London Careers Teams. 
  • Library Access: Alumni can continue to access the Institute libraries’ print materials both in New York and London, by appointment. Contact the London Library or the New York Library to request an appointment.  
  • Lifetime email: All MA alumni are eligible for an email address. To request an email account, please contact the IT Department with the subject line “Alumni Email Account Request” and your full name in the body of the email.  
  • Complimentary transcripts: To request a copy of your academic transcript, please contact Alumni Relations with your name and details of your course, note that transcript requests may take up to three weeks to process. 

Benefits & Discounts

We are pleased to be able to provide a range of discounted and complementary offers for our alumni*, both at Sotheby's Institute of Art and further afield. Many of these are the result of broader partnerships between Sotheby's Institute and leading arts, culture, and luxury organisations. New and limited time offers are always added to the Alumni LinkedIn and Facebook groups, so do join these for the most current updates. Unless otherwise listed, email for details about how to claim these benefits: 

  • Discounts on Sotheby's Institute of Art Courses:  Alumni receive a 20% discount on online professional courses, or a 15% discount on in-person professional courses. We are also happy to offer a 10% Friends and Family Discount on Professional Programmes to those referred by a graduate. Please contact our Professional Programmes Team to claim these discounts. (These discounts cannot be used with other promotions or early booking discounts.)
  • Additional Offers (some of these are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis): 
    • PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai: Alumni can purchase tickets to the 9th Edition of PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai with a 30% discount. Follow this link and enter coupon code ‘Sotheby’.
    • Apollo: Apollo provides in-depth interviews with artists, wide-ranging conversations with collectors and beautifully illustrated features on the art you need to know about from Botticelli to Basquiat. They are offering Alumni a 3-month trial of Apollo magazine saving 70%.
    • ArtTactic: Alumni receive a 15% discount off Analyst Pro memberships, on either monthly or annual plans.
    • Lund Humphries: Leading art press Lund Humphries has published a number of works by Sotheby's Institute of Art faculty, including our Hot Topics series, and makes their entire catalogue available to Sotheby's Institute of Art Alumni at 20% off the listing price.

If you are interested in discussing potential benefits or partnerships with Sotheby’s Institute, please contact 

Alumni Events

Throughout the year, we deliver an international programme of events for our alumni, both online and in-person. Details of these events are shared in the regular Alumni emails and on our LinkedIn and Facebook pages. Examples of recent events include:  

  • A private morning at London’s newly reopened National Portrait Gallery, with a welcome from the Director and early access to Paul McCartney: Eyes of the Storm 
  • An exclusive evening at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, hosted by Jennifer Yee (MACA 2010), Director of Public Programmes, with tours of exhibitions by Sarah Sze and Pablo Picasso 
  • A breakfast during Art Basel at Wilde Gallery, hosted by Gallery Director Simmy Swinder Voellmy (MAAB 2010) 
  • A reception on the occasion of TEFAF Maastricht, held in a 17th-century Augustinian Church 
  • Online Alumni Masterclasses on subjects including copyright cases in the supreme court, NFTs, and the evolution of royal portraiture 

We look forward to keeping in touch!

*Sotheby's Institute of art alumni are those who have completed an MA, accredited Semester course, or the historic Works of Art course. We very much value our ongoing relationship with past students from all of our courses, who are part of our broader Sotheby’s Institute of Art family. Past students receive 10% off any future professional courses, either in-person or online, and are also invited to join our regular Online Masterclass series at no cost.  

To find out about these opportunities, as well as additional invitations and benefits, please join our Sotheby's Institute of Art Global Past Programme Participants Facebook group, or email