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Collecting Art Today

Hong Kong
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Collecting Art Today

Delivered in partnership with LARRY’S LIST, Collecting Art Today is an Asia-focused in-person program which offers participants the unique opportunity to explore all facets of contemporary art collections in an intensive and focused learning experience.

Designed for seasoned collectors looking to broaden their horizons and fresh collectors looking to hone their skillsets alike, this course is also valuable for those seeking to understand the collector mindset, such as art advisors, private collection managers and gallery sales staff. It offers professional insights around how to advance one’s collector mission, whether that is supporting artists, making art more accessible, successfully navigating the global art marketplace or something in between.

The ever-changing global landscape of today’s art market, with its international art fairs and endless calendar of live and online auctions, presents more opportunities than ever to collect art. Moreover, the prestige of being a known collector and of opening up one’s collection to the public either digitally or physically, have attracted greater numbers of collectors to the scene. As such, this course caters to further amplifying the collector scene, especially within Asia. Highlights of the course include private tours at Hong Kong’s most important art museums M+ and K11, and talks from globally renowned collectors, entrepreneurs, and gallery directors, from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Manila, and more. Expect to gain insight from the brightest minds in the art world today.

Read more about the Sothebys Institute of Art partnership with LARRY’S LIST.

  • Price
    You may select your preferred local currency as the payment option.
  • Register
  • Date
    Spring | March 23 - 26
  • Duration
    4 Days
  • Location
    Hong Kong
  • Topics
    • Art Business,
    • Collecting,
    • Contemporary Art,
    • Specializations & Skills
  • Language
  • Contact Admissions

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain a comprehensive overview of contemporary art collections, including key principles, strategies and considerations focusing on the Asian art market.

  • To develop a nuanced understanding of the collector mindset and the motivations behind collecting contemporary art as well as the different roles and approaches for collectors.

  • To explore best practices and strategies for building and expanding contemporary art collections.

  • To foster connections and networking opportunities with industry experts, fellow collectors and professionals in the field.


Christoph Noe


Previously a management consultant, Christoph Noe decided to switch industries and work in the contemporary art scene. Initially focusing on Chinese contemporary art, later he co-founded LARRY'S LIST, the leading art market knowledge company providing data, research and access to contemporary art collectors.

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  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • The private collector as art patron
    • The private collector as private museum founder
    • The private collector as entrepreneur
    • The private collector as investor
    • The private collector as influencer
    • The private collector as institution
    • The private collector as entertainer
  • Course Completion

    Course Completion

    Course participants take away in-depth and valuable insight into the current and future art world. Those who successfully complete their course will receive a certificate of completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

    Sotheby’s Institute of Art course participants come from all over the world, from a wide variety of backgrounds. As they study, travel, and explore the art world alongside each other throughout the program, fierce and long-lasting collaborations are frequently born. Individuals who complete these courses join our network of over 8,000 alumni around the globe who hold top positions at renowned art organizations.

  • Requirements


    We highly encourage participants with at least 3 years of post-graduate work experience for a smooth and successful course experience. A general knowledge of the contemporary art world and market will also benefit participants.

    Age Requirement
    Courses are open to participants 18 years of age or older.

    For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.



    LARRY’S LIST is the leading art collector editorial and knowledge company providing data, research, and insider access to contemporary art collectors.