October 30, 2012

Academic Travel and Art World Access

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

From Boston and São Paulo to Paris and Dubai, each year Master’s students at Sotheby’s Institute of Art travel the globe to study important works of art in some of the most celebrated arts and cultural institutions and private collections around the world. As a distinguishing feature of the Sotheby’s Institute experience, academic travel emphasizes the Institute’s belief that interacting with objects and experiencing artworks firsthand is the best way to gain a thorough understanding of art in its historical, contemporary and market contexts.

At its core, academic travel helps prepare students for their future careers as dealers, curators, advisors, auction house specialists, writers, critics and many other art related professions. In addition to local events and attractions around the Institute’s central London and New York campuses, each Master’s programme plans national and international study trips to current exhibitions, fairs, biennials, and events, providing students with direct cultural, aesthetic and professional experience.

2012–2013 Academic Travel Destinations:
Venice Biennale
London Frieze
Paris FIAC
São Paulo Biennale
Art Basel Miami
TEFAF Maastricht
Dia: Beacon
Zona Maco
Brighton Biennale
Winter Antiques Show
…and more.

Learn about the Institute’s Master’s Degree programmes in London and New York and apply now for enrollment in Autumn 2013.

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About Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the Graduate School of Art and its Markets. Since 1969, it has pioneered the education of arts professionals whose careers have placed them at the centre of the international art world. With campuses in London, New York, and Online, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate-level programmes and academic courses that uniquely integrate art historical scholarship, market expertise, and object-based learning. Sotheby’s Institute has more than 6000 alumni worldwide who work in top positions in all facets of the international art world. For more information visit






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