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  • 24 May 2022

Christie’s Education Announces

Partnership with The Robert Chang Art Education Charitable Foundation

Mr Robert Chang

Hong Kong - Christie’s Education is pleased to announce a partnership with The Robert Chang Art Education Charitable Foundation in support of Asian Art programmes from 2022 - 2024. The programmes will be curated to promote Asian Art education for the benefit of art aficionados, students, and other interested parties. The partnership aims to build on existing programmes at Christie’s Education and bring in more scholars and academics to lecture on topics including Chinese Works of Art, Chinese Paintings, and more. It will allow a limited number of full-time students to join the programmes on a complimentary basis.

A dedicated programme will also be established to focus on the life and collecting journey of Mr Robert Chang, through the lens of his collection of Chinese Paintings, Ceramics, and Works of Art.

Sara Mao, Director, Christie’s Education Asia Pacific, commented, “We are honoured and grateful for this exciting opportunity to partner with The Robert Chang Art Education Charitable Foundation, to share his love of art and enable wider opportunities for art education. Through this partnership, we will be able to offer more programmes on Asian art collecting and Chinese art connoisseurship for art enthusiasts, together with practical, hands-on experiences for aspiring adults looking to join the industry.”

Robert Chang, Founder, The Robert Chang Art Education Charitable Foundation, commented, “I am grateful to have met so many friends, industry experts, collectors, and institutions that share the same passion and enthusiasm on appreciating the beauty of Chinese antiquities, throughout 70 years of my career buying and collecting art. The fond memories, insights, and knowledge that I gained from them, coupled with my long-term relationship with Christie’s that has lasted for more than 40 years and constitutes an influential part of my collecting journey, are enriching beyond words. Through this partnership with Christie’s Education, more scholars and academics can share their valuable know-how and industry insights on Asian Art with the aspiring next generations, and inspire them to begin and refine their own learning and collecting journey.”

Christie's Education will be launching Connoisseurship and the Market, the inaugural lecture series of the Robert Chang Art Education Charitable Foundation programme, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions, with options to join in-person or online. For details and to register, please visit education.christies.com/hub.  

As a specialist provider of continuing education and online learning in the fields of art and connoisseurship, Christie’s Education Asia Pacific offers short courses and bespoke programmes designed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools to engage with the art world. With rich resources from Christie’s, art institutions, and universities, we complement our course lectures with market discussions, visits to artists’ studios, private collections, galleries, museums, and auction previews.

About Christie’s Education
Founded in London in 1978, Christie's Education is a specialist provider of continuing education and online learning in the fields of art business and the art market, art history and art world ecosystems, curating and connoisseurship. Wholly owned by Christie's, the world’s leading art business, we offer a unique learning experience that cannot be found elsewhere.

Christie's Education Asia Pacific, with Hong Kong as its headquarters, offers live and virtual short courses and bespoke programmes to art enthusiasts, professionals, practitioners and collectors throughout the year. With rich resources from Christie’s, art institutions and universities, we complement our course lectures with market discussions, visits to artists’ studios, private collections, galleries, museums, and auction previews. Our programmes cover extensive and diverse topics, from Asian Contemporary Art and Chinese Works of Art, to Jewelry, Art Law, and Art Business, and are offered in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.


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About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). Christie's is also recognised as a reference for prestigious single owner collections, having auctioned 8 of the 10 most important collections in history.

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

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