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Sustainability Project Sharing Day
28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ
Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.
In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.
Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed!
‘Navigating the Art Market course’ from Art Fund and Sotheby’s
The ‘Navigating the Art Market course’ is being run by the Art Fund in conjunction with Sotheby’s Institute of Art. The course is aimed at museum professionals to provide a practical understanding of the art market. Topics will range from how to bid at auction and the legal aspects of acquiring art to tips for cultivating relationships with art dealers and collectors.
The course will use a combination of online training and a day seminar at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London on 17 March 2017.
The seminar in London will offer an opportunity to review online material, network with curators and art world experts as well as offering insight into the workings of the auction house Sotheby’s.
Topics will include:
· An overview and introduction to the art market
· A brief introduction to art law and due diligence checks
· Tax incentives to facilitate acquisitions for public benefit
· Guidance on how to buy at auction
· How galleries, dealers, art fairs and collectors operate
· How to network in the art world
The course is targeted at early career curators interested in gaining a practical understanding of the art market and more experienced curators wishing to refresh their knowledge. Applications are open to all museum and gallery professionals, but given the limited spaces available, priority will be given to curators and others who work with public collections.
Courses offered by the Sotheby’s Institute normally charge a fee, however this course, specifically aimed at museum professionals will be free to attend (with lunch included) for those who are offered a place.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 9 February.
Please contact Eleanor McGrath, Senior Programmes Manager (Acquisitions) on 020 7225 4815 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.