The Master in Contemporary Art Markets is an intensive study path directed at providing students with effective tools to interpret art market structures and dynamics, with particular focus on contemporary artistic languages.
The Master in Contemporary Art Markets provides students with the opportunity to come into direct contact with established industry professionals and to collaborate with international acclaimed art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, institutions, collections and art centres.
The educational path comprises two cycles: the first is dedicated to classroom activities and thematic workshops allowing students to apply notions learnt. Visits to galleries, fairs, foundations and museums are also part of the programme. The second cycle focuses on internships, enabling students to experience different market areas first-hand. During this cycle, students also prepare their final projects and attend a three-day study trip to Basel in June during the ArtBasel art fair, the sector's most important annual event.
The Master in Contemporary Art Markets program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Masterâ€™s degree (60 CFs).
Courses: Art Market and Economy, Art Management, Art Market Legislation, Contemporary Museum Studies, Collections Valorization, History of Contemporary Art.
Workshops: Collection Appraisal, Cataloguing and Management of Artists' Archives, Art Conservation and Restoration, Collections Management, Art Market Information, Photography Market, Non-European Art and Collections, Exhibition Display, Curating, English for the Art Market
Faculty and Visiting Professors
Celine Condorelli of Eastside Projects Birmingham, Antonella Crippa of Open Care, Denis Curti of Casa dei Tre Oci (Venezia), Vincenzo De Bellis of Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, USA), Pietro Vallone of Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Alessandra Donati of University of Milano-Bicocca, Claudia Dwek of Sothebyâ€™s, Walter Guadagnini of Commissione Artistica di UniCredit, Alessandro Guerrini of Open Care, Jens Hoffmann of The Jewish Museum (New York), Marilena Pirrelli of ArtEconomy24 (Il Sole 24 Ore), Adriana Polveroni of Exibart / Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milano), Grazia Quaroni of Fondation Cartier pour lâ€™art contemporain (Paris), Carolina Orsini of Mudec (Milano), Iolanda Ratti of Museo del Novecento (Milano), Cristina Resti of AXA Art Italia, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Giorgio Verzotti of Arte Fiera Bologna, Isabella Villafranca Soissons of Open Care, and Astrid Welter of Fondazione Prada.