• Press release
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  • For immediate release
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  • 23 July 2019

RELEASE: Christie's Education Is Pleased To Announce News For The Academic Year 2019-2020


New members of the Art World Professional Advisory Group for Higher Education
Inaugural Art and Tech courses in London and New York
Expanded global portfolio of Jewellery and Asian Art courses,
updated Art Business programmes
Two new online programmes, including a course on Watches

Christie’s Education is pleased to announce the expansion of its global portfolio of programmes with over 100 art world courses starting from this September to meet the increasing demand for art education and enhance the learning experience for students.

Jane Hay, International Managing Director of Christie’s Education, commented: “Our global portfolio appeals to a wide range of interests, from Art Business, Art History, Luxury and Art and Tech. In the first half of 2019, nearly 1,000 students from over 80 different countries enrolled on Christie’s Education postgraduate and continuing education programmes in London, New York and Hong Kong, as well as online. By educating students, while introducing them to various collecting categories, we believe that we play an important role in giving our audience the confidence to break into the art world. Simultaneously, we keep on building the global group of art professionals, with our alumni working in interesting positions in the art world at the forefront.”

Higher Education

Christie’s Education Art World Professional Advisory Group, delivering insights on employability across all sectors of the art world to benefit our master’s programmes and the professional development of our students, has recently grown to 14 members. Among the newest members are Tonya Nelson, Director of Arts Technology and Innovation at Arts Council England, Christopher Gaillard, Deputy Chairman of Gurr Johns, Inc., New York, and Jennifer Roberts, CEO of Design Miami. Representing various areas of the art world, their considerable expertise, experience and networks enable Christie’s Education to closely track employability trends and ensure students are fully equipped for employment in today’s competitive art market.

In the new academic year starting in September, the London campus will welcome students on the MA Art History and Art World Practice for the first time. The new programme, complementing the existing higher education portfolio in New York and London, will enable students to develop the historical knowledge and curatorial skills required for successful careers in the art world. One of the new students to join the programme is Robyn Orovwuje-Forbes who is the recipient of the inaugural Reginald Browne Joint Scholarship covering full tuition fees and a living expenses bursary. The second recipient is Pacheanne Anderson who has also been awarded the full scholarship to study the MSc Art, Law and Business programme.

Continuing Education

To remain current in the ever-evolving art world, Christie’s Education has expanded its continuing education programme to include a new series of Art and Tech courses. Beginning this year and throughout 2020, courses on Digital Art, New Media Art, Blockchain, Augmented and Virtual Reality will be offered in London and New York.

Coinciding with Christie’s exceptional jewellery sales, a new range of bespoke jewellery courses will offer students the exclusive opportunity to explore lots from Christie’s auction programme with world-renowned jewellery historian Vanessa Cron. Christie’s Education global luxury tour of courses will start in Hong Kong this September, moving to London in November, and concluding in New York in December.

Art Business education is an integral part of Christie’s Education where it has been central to the continuing education programme for more than ten years, providing current and relevant insight into the workings of the art world. For the new academic year, Christie’s Education has refreshed its art business options, allowing students to choose from a wide selection of courses; from certificate programmes, short courses, summer schools and online courses.

In line with the growing Asian contemporary art market, Christie’s Education is offering a wider range of courses specialising in the major collecting categories of Japanese, Korean and Chinese art. In November 2020, the first international academic conference in Asia The Chinese Art Market will take place in Hong Kong in parallel with Christie’s Asia Week sales. The conference will explore the global impact of the Chinese art ecosystem from both historical and current perspectives.


Online Courses

Christie’s Education offers a unique online learning experience of the art world. Every course is produced with stimulating video-based content to provide students with an immersive experience wherever they may be located, making these programmes stand out in the marketplace for online learning. With the introduction of two new online programmes, including a course on Watches later this year, the current portfolio will increase to seven courses offered in English, with selected courses also available in Chinese. In June a new self-directed learning option was introduced for Inside the Global Contemporary Art World, giving students greater flexibility to study at their own pace with the opportunity to enrol on the course anytime throughout the year.

For more information please visit Christie’s Education website.

About Christie’s

Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting Private Sales for clients and online sales are offered year-round across all categories. Christie’s global presence is spread across a network of international salerooms and 61 representatives and offices. provides detailed articles and videos on the objects offered for sale alongside the latest advances in digital viewing tools to make Christie’s accessible to all.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.