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Gareth Fletcher

Faculty, MA Art Business, London

MA, Sotheby's Institute of Art, London; BFA and BA, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Gareth is a Lecturer in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. He is Co-Unit Leader of the Art Business, Foundations and Placement semester course, leader of the Art Crime summer study course and Co-Leader of the Art and its Markets summer study course. He also lectures on Strategy and Risk Management as part of the Business Management in the Art World Executive Education program; Strategic Planning as part of the Business Management of an Art Gallery program, and the Contemporary Art Market as part of the Frieze Art Fair: Contemporary Art Today program. He has received a TECHNE AHRC scholarship to pursue his PhD examining the semiotics of provenance as institutional construct in the establishment of cultural and economic value in the market for Near Eastern antiquities.

Gareth Fletcher
  • Publications

    Publications

    The Ethics of Provenance Research and the Art Market,’ in Provenance Research: A Handbook for Buyers, Sellers, Researchers, Art-World Professionals and Collectors, edited by Arthur Tomkins, London: Lund Humphries (Forthcoming 2018).

    Scores on the Doors: Establishing a Certificate of Virtue Framework for Future Art Market Regulation’ Cultural Heritage Law and Ethics: Mapping Recent Developments #26, Geneva: Schulthess, 2017.

    Fakes, Forgeries and Thefts,’ in Art Business Today: 20 Key Topics, edited by Jos Hackforth-Jones and Iain Robertson, 106-114, London: Lund Humphries, 2016
  • Conferences/Lectures

    Conferences/Lectures

    Delivered 'The Complexity of Control: An Evaluation of the Discourse Between Regulation and Deterrence in the Future Economics of the International Art Market' at the 2018 Interdisciplinary Art Crime conference organised by Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA), Italy, June 2018.

    Delivered 'Different Strokes for Different Folks: A Re-Evaluation of the Ontology of Provenance Research towards a more Responsive Research Discipline’ at 2018 Transatlantic Cultural Property Crime Symposium: Combatting Cultural Property Crime: New Directions and Multidisciplinary Collaboration, organised by Queen Mary University of London,
    London, June 2018.

    Delivered ‘The Utility of Trust: A Comparative Analysis of the Presentation and Impact of Provenance Information in Establishing Consumer Confidence within the Art Fair’ at The Art Fair conference organised by The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA), Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, July 2017.

    Delivered ‘The Discretion Question: A Comparative Evaluation of the Market Impact of Provenance Information and its Contribution to Perceptions of Trust’ at the 2017 Interdisciplinary Art Crime conference organised by Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA), Italy, June 2017.

    Delivered ‘But is it Really Museum Quality? – Evaluating The Impact Of Institutional Provenance Within the International Art Market’ at the Private Collecting, Public Display: Art Markets and Museums conference, Centre for the Study for the Art and Antiques Market, University of Leeds, Leeds, March 2017.

    Delivered ‘Scores on the Doors: Establishing a Certificate of Virtue Framework for Future Art Market Regulation’, as part of the ‘Art and Cultural Heritage: What Is the Role for Ethics?’ panel during the Second All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference at the University of Geneva, Geneva, June 2016.

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