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Date and time: Thursday, December 1, 2022. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT

location: online
Join us live on Zoom for a personal introduction to our MA faculty members.

About this event

On Thursday, December 1 at 1:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm GMT, please join Sotheby’s Institute of Art for an exclusive introduction to our exceptional faculty members in London!

During this virtual event, you’ll explore why London is the perfect place to launch your art world career from the Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London. You’ll also meet the Program Directors of all our MA degrees and have the chance to ask them any questions you have about the MA curriculum. Through intimate breakout sessions led by our Program Directors, you’ll ultimately receive an inside look at what it means to be an Art Business, Contemporary Art, Luxury Business, or Fine and Decorative Art and Design student at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

This session will feature:

  • Introduction to the London campus, led by the London Director
  • MA Curriculum Overview
  • MA Program Breakout Sessions, led by MA Program Directors
  • Live Faculty Q&A

Can’t attend? Please RSVP and we will send you a recording of the main portion of the event. Please note that we are unable to record the faculty-led program breakout sessions.

If you have any questions about this session or our Master's programs, contact our Admissions team at


Jonathan Woolfson, Director, Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
Jonathan Woolfson’s PhD is from the Warburg Institute where he specialized in the cultural history of England, Italy and Europe in the sixteenth century. He has taught at a variety of institutions including the University of Kent, the Victoria and Albert Museum, New York University, Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Oxford. He served as Academic Director of the Lorenzo de’Medici Institute in Florence for four years before joining Sotheby’s Institute in 2010. As Director of Semester and Summer Programmes, Jonathan pioneered new educational offerings built around art finance, art crime, art museums and the art and luxury dyad and was instrumental in establishing partnerships with prestigious US universities. Following promotion to Deputy Director in 2014, and appointment as Director in 2019, he has led the Institute’s relationships with the University of Manchester, the Quality Assurance Agency and the Office for Students. He is a Founder and Board Member of TIAMSA, The International Art Market Studies Association, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a former British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow.

Dr. David Bellingham, Program Director, MA in Art Business
Dr. David Bellingham is an art historian, author and Programme Director for the Master’s Degree in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London where he leads a core unit on Art Business, Finance & Management, as well the elective The Market for Antiquities & Old Masters. David also sits on the education committee of the Guild of Arts Scholars which supports and promotes the study of art history in schools across London and the South-East, and mentors University of York art history holders of postgraduate Guild scholarships. David holds a special honours degree in Latin and Classical Archaeology (University of Birmingham), and a doctorate from the University of Manchester for his thesis on the cultural and socio-economic aspects of sympotic scenes in ancient Roman and Pompeian wall-painting. David has published numerous books and articles on a variety of subjects, including: art fairs; art business ethics; Greek & Celtic mythology; the art market for classical sculpture and frescoes; the paintings of Sandro Botticelli; and authenticity issues in the paintings of Frans Hals.

Federica Carlotto, Program Director, MA in Luxury Business
Federica Carlotto has 10+ years’ experience in the analysis of material culture, and almost 10 years of expertise in knowledge transfer for Higher Education. Federica has appeared as a guest speaker at conferences and workshops in Italy, UK, France, Australia, Canada, and Japan on topics such as: consumption and creation of social identity; luxury trends; place branding and luxury products; the concept of luxury; cross-cultural issues in clothing (focus on Japan and Asia); social and anthropological history of costume and fashion. Federica is the founder of SALT, a cultural branding consultancy with focus on luxury strategy. She also collaborates on projects with other boutique consultancies, providing insights to companies in the luxury, fashion and beauty industry.

Juliet Hacking, Program Director, MA in Contemporary Art
Juliet Hacking began her academic career as a Visiting Lecturer (at the Universities of Derby and Reading, and the Courtauld Institute). In 1999 she took on a year-long research post at the National Portrait Gallery, London, where she also curated the exhibition and wrote the book 'Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield' (Prestel, 2000). From 2000 to 2003 she was a junior specialist in the Photographs Department at Sotheby’s auction house in London; becoming, in 2003, Head of the department. She joined Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, in 2006, and was the Programme Director of the MA in Photography for 10 years. In 2016 she became a member of the MA in Contemporary Art faculty, and was recently appointed its Programme Director. She is the author of 'Lives of the Great Photographers' (2015), general editor of 'Photography: The Whole Story' (2012) [both Thames & Hudson], author of ‘Photography and the Art Market’ (Lund Humphries, 2018) and the co-editor of 'Photography & the Arts: Essays on 19th-Century Practices and Debates' (forthcoming, Bloomsbury).

Bernard Vere, Program Director, MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design
Bernard Vere specializes in art from the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. His work explores the connection between technological advances and the rise of the metropolis in modernist art, particularly in its implications for the individual subject. Recent research has concentrated on the relationship of sport to art, leading to his book, Sport and Modernism in the Visual Arts in Europe, 1909-1939. Vere has also been published in journals and art magazines, including Art History, Modernism/ modernity, British Art Studies, Visual Culture in Britain, and The International Journal of the History of Sport. He has served on the Executive Steering Committee of the British Association of Modernist Studies and is an elected member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Vere has been an invited speaker at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, as well as presenting research at numerous conferences and galleries. He has previously taught at Birkbeck College (University of London), London Metropolitan University, and Tate.