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2016 Conference: Creating Markets, Collecting Art

Conference 2016: Creating Markets, Collecting Art

Celebrating 250 years of Christie's
14-15 July 2016

To commemorate the anniversary of the foundation of Christie’s auction house in 1766 a two-day conference will be held at Christie’s King Street, St James's. Organised by Christie's Education, the theme of 'Creating Markets, Collecting Art' has been chosen to reflect a progressive, collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to the study of works of art. The conference is designed to explore the interrelationship between commerce, collecting and the idea of the 'academy' and how this has evolved over time.

The conference comprises a mixture of academic sessions and panel discussions.   In addition to the panels, there will be several sessions running across three sites. The sessions will explore the idea of collecting - historically, theoretically and in a contemporary context.  

Confirmed keynote speakers at the Conference include Professor Craig Clunas, University of Oxford and Inge Reist, Director of the Frick Collection's Center for the History of Collecting.

For more information and to register your interest please email conference2016@christies.edu
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