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Art Advising


Art Advising

A discounted tuition rate is available for individuals who are interested to enroll in two or more Sotheby’s Institute of Art In-Person Professional Courses within the same term. Contact our admissions team at for more information and a discount code.

This introduction to art advisory services provides course participants with an overview of the growing field and introduces best practices of art consulting, making this course ideal for those looking to explore art advisory as a career option.

The role of an art advisor comes with a multitude of responsibilities and the course addresses practical key topics including considerations for starting an art advisory firm, art business planning, legal and ethical best practices, networking and client assessment, and finally, art selection and acquisition for collection building. In addition, the sessions will also cover the valuation of artwork, marketing, and branding, and the practical aspects of collection management such as art handling, conservation, and installation.

Participants will hear from industry guest speakers working in art advisory and art investment, learning about the client-advisor relationship and the market and its potential in real-time while not shying away from addressing potential market risks. Looking at investment strategies for building an art collection it will be revealed how the art advisor is a catalyst in this process.

For their final project, participants are invited to develop a business plan to assess their understanding and potential readiness to launch their own art advisory firm.

  • Price
    You may select your preferred local currency as the payment option.

    Enroll in 2 or more In-Person Professional Courses within the same term for a discounted rate, contact admissions for a discount code.
  • Register
  • Date
    Spring | April 8 - 12
  • Time
    10am – 4pm GMT
  • Duration
    5 Days
  • Location
  • Topics
    • Art Business,
    • Specializations & Skills
  • Language
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Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the fundamentals of art advisory practice, the roles and responsibilities of an art advisor, including considerations for starting an art advisory firm, legal and ethical best practices, networking, and client assessment.

  • To develop skills in art selection and acquisition for collection building, including valuation of artwork, branding, and practical aspects of collection management.

  • To learn about business planning specific to art advisory services, including market analysis, client-advisor relationship dynamics, investment strategies for building an art collection.


Astrid Rosetti

Course Leader, London

Astrid Rosetti is an art market expert in the field of post-war and contemporary art sales. With over a decade of expertise, she has provided invaluable advice to private and institutional clients worldwide, specialising in collecting and art investment. As the founder of Rosetti Firmenich Art Advisory, her primary focus is to assist clients in navigating the intricacies of the art world and help them make informed decisions about their collections. Astrid's extensive network of professionals spans across industries and geographies.

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  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • Analyzing Art Market Trends from a Financial Perspective
    • The Birth of Art Funds and Art Loans
    • Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and NFT Investment Opportunities
    • Understanding Transactions of Assets in the Primary and Secondary Art Markets
    • The Principles of Fractional Art Investment on the Blockchain
  • 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.

    English Language Requirement

    Course participants should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and presentations in English. It is recommended that participants have the equivalent level of IELTS score of 6.0 /TOEFL score of 78 IBT, however evidence of test scores is not required to register.

    Age Requirement

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

    For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.