Christie's Education

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Christie's American branch in Rockefeller Center, New York
Christie's Auction House on King Street in London

Christie’s Education is a specialist provider of postgraduate higher education and continuing education in the fields of art history, art business, contemporary art and connoisseurship. Christie’s Education has a global footprint with locations in London (UK), New York City (US), Hong Kong and Dubai.

Overview[edit]

Christie’s Education offer a Master's and Postgraduate Diploma degree in Art, Law and Business at Christie’s Education London, validated by The Open University. In New York, Christie’s Education offers Master's degrees in Art, Law and Business and Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market, accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education. The institute offers an extensive range of short courses offered in London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai.

Locations[edit]

The London campus is situated in Fitzrovia on Great Titchfield Street, where it occupies the old Building Crafts College. The New York campus is placed in Rockefeller Centre within Christie’s auction house. The Hong Kong campus is situated in Alexandra House with Christie’s auction house in central Hong Kong. 

History[edit]

Christie’s Education is unique in being wholly owned by Christie’s Auction House, signalling the importance Christie’s places on practical experience of art through education. Christie's Education was conceived in 1978 to promote the study of all aspects of the visual arts and the art market through hands-on experience of works of art and art-world practice.

Christie's Education London was originally based in South Kensington next to the Christie's salerooms as the Fine Arts Course. Due to expansion it relocated to the Building Crafts College at 153 Great Titchfield Street, London, where it introduced postgraduate programmes in European Art, Asian Art and Art, Law and Business at Master's and Postgraduate Diploma levels. A joint Undergraduate Master of Arts (MA Hons) degree in the History of Art and Art-world Practice was also offered in conjunction with the University of Glasgow where it had an affiliation with up until the 2016-17 academic year.

Christie's Education New York was established in 1993. It had originally occupied premises opposite the New York Public Library at 11 West 42nd Street until relocating to Rockefeller Centre in August 2016. It originally offered Master's programmes in Modern art and its Markets and Global Contemporary Art as well as a part-time Certificate Programme. Over time an Art Business course and Continuing Education programme was developed and has continued to expand.

Christie's Education Hong Kong first offered courses to coincide with the major international sales and fairs in the late 1990s. Over the years Christie’s Education Hong Kong has expanded and formed partnerships to deliver joint-programme opportunities with the China Europe International Business School, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Yale Center Beijing and the University of Hong Kong.

Bibliography[edit]

M.A. Michael (ed.), A Brief History of Christie's Education being the Recollections of the Former Staff of Christie's Fine Arts Course and including an Essay on the Christie Family Memorial, St. James's Gardens, Cardington Street NW1 and Commemorating 30 years of Christie's Education, London, 2008 (ISBN 978-0955780707).

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