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Opening and operating a successful gallery can be a uniquely rewarding experience, though in the rapidly changing art market there are many legal, practical, and financial factors to consider. Beginning by mapping the foundations of curating, management, and operations, this evening course will equip participants with the knowledge and practical skills needed for successful management of commercial art galleries today.

Featuring lectures and conversations with art consultants and curators, as well as visits to leading independent galleries, this course will explore art market dynamics and the technicalities of managing a gallery business such as planning for growth, artwork installation, provenance, copyright, and capitalizing on art fairs. Participants will also encounter new models and directions in gallery management, artist representation, and exhibitions.

This course includes:

  • Eight-week term, with a half-term break;
  • Expert lecture with time for questions and discussion each week;
  • Occasional panel discussions with art market leaders;
  • Wine receptions with faculty and fellow participants;
  • Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury;
  • Networking opportunities with faculty and fellow participants;
  • Certificate of participation on completion of the course.
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Type: Evening course (8 weeks)
    Dates: May 7 - July 2, 2020 (term break is May 28)
    Times: Thursdays; 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
    Location: The course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE.
  • Faculty


    To be announced.
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

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