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This two-week intensive course examines the production, circulation, and consumption of art in Asia, focusing on the art ecology of East Asia and Southeast Asia. It covers the rise of auction houses and galleries in the region, alongside artist initiatives and institutional growth, from government-sponsored museums to private foundations. The market for Asian works of art from all sectors, from traditional to contemporary, is explored through the information published by online databases and mediated by art market insights in specialist journals. The rising consumption of non-Asian art is also examined and put into the context of the global art world as a site for investment and cultural capital.

The course is delivered through an energetic mix of lectures, seminars, and visits, presented by international experts in the field.

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Dates: June 29 – July 9, 2020
    (2 weeks; Monday-Thursday)
    Location: The course will take place at Sotheby's Institute of Art - London, 30 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3EE, United Kingdom
  • Faculty


    Viv Lawes, Course Leader, Summer Program, London
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • The arts of Asia: China, Japan, Korea; Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia

    • Dynamic collecting categories in China

    • The emerging markets of Southeast Asia

    • Location, location, location - does where you sell matter?

    • Taste and the role of public museums and private galleries

    • Art intelligence – using economic performance databases

    • The global consumption of art – who buys what?

  • Study Visits

    Study Visits

    London is a major player in the global art market. A variety of faculty-led visits to museums and galleries forms an integral part of the learning experience.
    Sample venues:

    • West End and Kensington Church Street Asian art dealers

    • British Museum

    • Asia House, London

  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    Course: £1,800
    Institute Fees:

    • A £40 registration fee beginning March 16, 2020

    • This fee increases to £80 on April 14, 2020

    Register for Multiple Courses to Save:

    • Take a 2-week and 4-week course: £4,500 (£250 savings)

    • Take two 2-week courses: £3,450 (£150 savings)

    • Take any 4-week, 2-week, or 1-week course with another 1-week course to save £150

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  • Registration & Contact Information

    Registration & Contact Information

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