Christie’s Education announces the launch of its 2018 Conference ‘Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts’ from June 26-27, 2018. This two-day conference celebrates the significant roles women have played and continue to play in the arts and their markets.
The conference will take place at Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza in New York. It will explore women’s diverse contributions to the arts from a transnational and transhistorical perspective, reflecting global and historical diversity. Not advocating for a separate nor alternative history of art and its markets, the conference looks at the central role played by women in the creation, development, support and preservation of the arts and how their contribution has changed over time.
Dr Cecily Hennessy, Director of Studies, Christie's Education London said: “The conference will focus on women as artists, patrons and collectors of art and architecture, dealers and brokers, art historians and art critics as well as curators and preservers of culture. Including the presence of women in emerging and established art centres, historical aristocratic patronage and the medieval period."
Dr Véronique Chagnon-Burke, Academic Director, Christie's Education New York, added: “Hosting this prestigious conference further establishes Christie’s Education as a leading centre for graduate programmes and continuing education in art history and the business of art internationally. We look forward to welcoming delegates from all over the globe to Christie’s Education New York in June.”