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Christie’s Education Graduates Accepted to the Christie’s Global Graduate Training Programme

10 Aug 2018

Christie’s Education graduates, Elizabeth Cowden and ShiWei Miao have been successful in securing traineeships under the Christie's Graduate Training Programme. Starting this September, Elizabeth will work in London and ShiWei will work in Hong Kong.

This prestigious 18-month programme offers ten outstanding graduates the chance to experience a world-leading art business through a series of placements, spot rotations and workshops in specialist and key supporting departments at Christie’s. Each Graduate Trainee will be offered a competitive salary and will have the exclusive opportunity to be mentored by experienced business leaders. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Christie’s, heightened commercial awareness and advanced specialist skills needed to launch their career. 

“Christies Education taught me so much about the practicalities of the art word. The Christie’s Education staff and tutors were incredibly helpful, insightful and friendly. We had had a wide-variety of visiting lecturers all of whom were prominent in their respective fields. We regularly visited Christie’s Auction House, museums, stately homes and cathedrals. I also had the opportunity to undertake study trips to Rome, Venice, Paris and Cologne. Our entire learning experience centred on object-based research and a hands-on approach was encouraged. A particular highlight was being given the opportunity to catalogue two Renoir paintings during my final end of year exams.  All of this experience prepared me well for my future career."
Elizabeth Cowden
Christie’s Education alumna
Accepted on to the Christie’s Graduate Training Programme in EMERI, commencing September 2018

A crucial skill I gained while studying at Christie’s Education is the ability to conduct in-depth research on a wide-range of subjects. Thanks to the amazing faculty, I was able to meet a global network of art industry professionals. This gave me a real insight into what the art world is like.”

ShiWei Mao
Christie’s Education alumna
Accepted on to the Christie’s Graduate Training Programme in Asia, commencing September 2018