About the Program
The art world is a vast, complex, and rapidly changing environment where the care, display, and movement of art objects are multimillion-dollar issues requiring high levels of thought and expertise. Art world logistics and operations are rapidly expanding fields with accelerating employment opportunities. The stewardship, management, and movement of art objects are essential to operating a successful commercial or non-profit visual arts organization. Expertise in logistics encompasses nearly everything around the life cycle of art, and leads to careers that form the backbone of arts industries and cultural exchange.
This pioneering Master’s program in Art Logistics provides students with the diverse practical training and theoretical overview necessary to excel in one of the most important career paths in the professional art world today. The program explores operational approaches towards art objects and the logistical issues related to moving art from one location to another, while exploring the complexities of the art world and its key players.
The MA in Art Logistics curriculum provides an in-depth understanding of the ins-and-outs of collections management, registrar and inventory systems, signage and labeling, and legal and ethical issues arising out of provenance and conservation. Students will study under our faculty of academics, art world practitioners, and experts, with privileged access to some of London’s most prestigious and world-renowned art institutions. Students will become familiar with the power of positive disruption through technology and the growing use of big data and digital applications in business practice. The program will also allow students to gain real-world experience through a work placement elective and a practice-based dissertation – developing an innovative new model and business plan.
About Our Students
The MA in Art Logistics is for both students and professionals seeking diverse practical and professional opportunities in logistics, operations, collections management, supply-chain management, conservation, and administration at private or non-profit art institutions including auction houses, galleries, dealerships, and museums. The program welcomes art history majors looking to develop practical business and operations skills, business operations professionals looking to transition into the art world, or entrepreneurs seeking to apply new business practices through technology and operations.
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