Alumni testimonials

  • Jennifer Roberts

    Jennifer Roberts

    Studied: PgDip Fine and Decorative Art: Renaissance to Modern
    Now: CEO, Design Miami, Miami
    Christie’s Education offered me a foundation for understanding the material that my clients work with. I have worked closely with antiques and design in galleries and auction houses, but Christie’s Education has provided me with an overall understanding of the market for fine and decorative art.
  • Christophe Person

    Christophe Person

    Studied: MSc Art, Law and Business
    Now: Director of Strategy and Business Development, PIASA, Paris
    Thanks to the various components of the Christie’s Education Master’s, I was able, even before starting my job, to understand how the art market works: especially how an auction house works from the inside. Photo: Xavier Defaix
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    Francesca Filippini Pinto

    Studied: MA Modern and Contemporary Art
    Now: Director of Business Development, The Photographer’s Gallery, London
    I would not have been able to make such a successful career transition from finance to the arts without my studies at Christie’s Education. The combination of rigorous academic training, direct handling of objects and exposure to the various aspects of the arts market is truly unique.
  • Renee Farina

    Renee Farina

    Studied: MA in the History of Art and the Art Market
    Now: International Selection Committee Member, Biennale di Firenze, Italy 
    Christie’s Education helped me to understand the structure of the art market, in particular how art galleries (especially emerging art galleries) and dealer systems work. On a professional level, I gained experience dealing with colleagues and clients. I learnt to look at art in a critical way, how to analyse it and how to see it from new perspectives.

Career paths of recent graduates

Many of our alumni have gone on to become leading figures in the art world as curators, art historians, dealers, auction house specialists, professional advisors, and journalists. In addition, some of our alumni choose to begin their own businesses, including art consulting firms and galleries.

Professional Development is an integral part of Christie’s Education’s courses, aimed at preparing students for career opportunities across the public and commercial art world.