Considered to be difficult to access, this field can be integrated through training courses offered by specialised schools such as IESA Arts & Culture.
What does the art market consist of?
The market on which works of art are traded is the definition of the art market. This term encompasses the trade in art objects between different players: artists, intermediaries such as gallery owners, art brokers or asset management advisors, and buyers, art lovers or collectors. This market is segmented: ancient art, contemporary art, classical art, primitive art, etc. It has been developing continuously since the second half of the 15th century and is characterised by the evolution of numerous professions linked to the estimation, certification and sale of works of art.
Which school should I choose to study the art market?
For those who are looking for an art market school, IESA Arts & Culture opens its doors to offer training in the art market and culture professions. Founded in 1985, this international institution is recognised by the Ministry of Culture. By joining IESA, students prepare themselves for the marketing, expertise and exhibition of works of art and objects through the various courses in the art market sector.
The art market courses offered by IESA Arts & Culture
In order to deal with all the challenges of the art market and to develop technical skills, IESA Arts & Culture offers different courses available to students who have already started a course or to professionals who are changing careers. After the Baccalaureate, students can enrol for the Bachelor’s degree in Art Expertise and Trade. Also accessible in parallel admission for holders of a Bac+1 or Bac+2, this art market course allows students to specialise in painting and graphic arts or in furniture and art objects. Students develop expertise in art history and discover the professions of selling and distributing works of art. At the end of this course, they can deepen their knowledge in this field by enrolling in the Ancient Art Master’s degree, the Contemporary Art Master’s degree or the Exhibition Commissioning Master’s degree.