PhD on 'Sympotic Scenes in Pompeian Wall-Painting' (University of Manchester)
BA Special Honours in Latin with Classical Archaeology (University of Birmingham)
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. He also lectures on Classical Art and Architecture, and their reception in the modern era. 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. David has most recently delivered a paper on Collecting and Display in Ancient Rome at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and contributed essays to exhibition catalogues on contemporary artists at JD Malat Gallery, London and the Street Art Museum Amsterdam. He is currently editor of the Antiquities volume for A Cultural History of Collecting (Bloomsbury Publishing) and writing a chapter on ‘Taste’ for the Eighteenth-Century volume. David has recently launched a podcast on ‘The Art of Business’ in which he hosts alumnae/-i and others working in the art world.
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