Christie's Education Alumni Class of 2000

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Christie's Education Trust as well as the 250th anniversary of the foundation of Christie's auction house, we will host the inaugural Global Alumni Conference on Friday 23 September 2016 in London.

The conference is exclusively designed for Christie's Education Alumni to keep members informed of recent developments in various fields within the art world and is a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow alumni.

This one-day conference will feature a series of lectures and panel discussions of selected speakers, influencial art business leaders and experts, discussing the themes and trends that define the art world today.

Sessions include but are not limited to the following topics:

Session 1

The View from a Collector

A panel discussion on the role of the collector and collecting trends in the 21st century.


Kate Flitcroft, Specialist, Decorative Arts, Christie's

Guest Speakers

Muriel Salem, Collector, Cranford Collection

Elizabeth Neilson, Director, Zabludowicz Collection

Geoff Lowsley, Private Collections Manager, Valentino

Adam Kulewicz, Associate Specialist - Collections, Christie's

Session 2

Connoisseurship and Curating

Dr Matthew Nichols, Christie's Education New York, discusses Connoisseurship and Curating.

Session 3

Aphrodite and her Sandals

Dr Sadie Pickup, Christie's Education London, presents latest research on Aphrodite and her Sandals, tallying in with her current research on footwear in classical antiquity.

Session 4

Private Tour of Christie's South Kensington

Christie's leading specialists will give a private tour to alumni of the contemporary works on view at South Kensington.

Session 5

Art and Technology

The relationship that technology has with museums and gallery spaces and how collectors and artists have new ways to control their collections with technology. 

Guest Speakers

John Slyce, Senior Lecturer, Modern & Contemporary Art, Christie's Education London

Boris Pevsner, CEO, Collectrium

Bernadine Bröcker, CEO, Vastari

Alan Sloan, Director, MOMART

Session 6

The Future of the Art Fair

Examining the future of the art fair and why they are proliferating in the art world.

Guest Speakers

Melanie Gerlis, Editor at Large, Art Newspaper, Art Market columnist, Financial Times

Craig Brown, Director of Galleries and Programming, Art Central Hong Kong

Joanna Stella-Sawicka, Artistic Director, Frieze

Lara Wolfe, Business Development, Masterpiece




































Alumni members have the opportunity to take part in an optional gallery crawl on the morning after the conference (Saturday 24 September) with Christie’s Education lecturer, Ben Street, on contemporary art.


Event details:

Date: Friday 23 September 2016
Conference Time: 9am to 5pm
Networking Reception: 5pm to 6.30pm
Location: Christie's South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3LD


Regular Conference Ticket: £90

Conference Ticket plus Contemporary Art Gallery Crawl: £120

Both tickets include breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and the networking reception at the conference.


Reserve your place today:

To purchase your ticket, please select the preferred option below:


Purchase Regular Alumni Conference Ticket
 Purchase Alumni Conference Ticket plus Contemporary Art Gallery Crawl


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30th Anniversary of Christie's Education Trust

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