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See below for the latest jobs, fellowships and courses. We also host an academic noticeboard, where calls for papers, conferences, can be posted for free, as well as a list of art dealers and services, and information on our annual Contemporary Art Writing Prize.

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Oakridge Auction Gallery began in 2015 as a fine arts auction house specializing in Asian art and antiques, with particular strengths in Chinese decorative arts and paintings. In the last two years, Oakridge has expanded its expertise into American and European arts and antiques, and is now looking to add more qualified team-members to this department.

As a senior auction specialist, the incumbent is responsible for providing expertise on fine and decorative art and antiques, securing consignments and ensuring that annual plan figures for net sales and operating income are met. The incumbent will also be responsible for finding and developing new opportunities to increase transactions on both the consignment and selling side of the business. These opportunities include but are not limited to: participating in local and regional trade shows or exhibitions for fine art, decorative art, and antiques; providing expert opinions to new clients at appraisal events and open houses. This person will additionally review incoming photo inquiries, as well as actual items, to determine sale potential. Requirements: Advanced knowledge in the field of art and antiques with the ability to accurately and quickly research and assess current market values. Expertise in one or more of the following fields: · American and European Furniture and Decorative Arts · American and European Paintings and Drawings (old Masters and contemporary paintings) · Porcelain and Pottery · Jewelry & Watches · Silver · Books, Maps, and Manuscripts Must demonstrate an ability to appraise property A track record of increasing a client base through knowledge, skill, and customer service Minimum of five years of relevant work experience Knowledge of auction platforms (AuctionFlex, Live Auctioneers, etc.) a plus, but not required Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication. Strong customer service skills Broad, multifaceted knowledge of current market conditions Connections with dealers and collectors in the art and antiques market desired Strong organizational skills Function as an active participant/ Team Player Able/willing to travel both locally and across greater region in order to develop consignor and buyer relationships.

Salary: $50,000-70,000 Commensurate with experience and knowledge

Information and how to apply

The Michael Bromberg Fellowship has run in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum since 2001.

The Museum intends to make two appointments each to be held for a period of three months at some point during 2020.

The object of the endowed fellowship is to promote education by the study of prints and their history.

The fellows will be given practical training in the Department and undertake projects in collaboration with British Museum staff.

The value of each fellowship will be £3,500. The closing date for applications is 16 December 2019.


Further particulars are available at

or by writing to the Department at Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG.

Telephone: 020 7323 8405


(please title emails ‘Bromberg 2020’)

Graduate programs in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby's Institute

The Master’s degree in Fine and Decorative Art and Design derives from the oldest program at Sotheby's Institute of Art, which started in 1969. It offers an integrated study of fine and decorative art and design based on case studies drawn from the late Renaissance through to the latetwentieth century. These studies are used as lenses through which to examine the production and materiality of art objects, and to consider aspects of consumption, including patronage and collecting and the historical and contemporary art market. Sotheby's Institute of Art in London is accredited by The University of Manchester, and offers world-class education across a variety of art world disciplines. 15-week Semester courses in Decorative Arts and Design also offered at the London campus.

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Sotheby's Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and Its Markets
Evolving from a small connoisseurship program begun by Sotheby's Auction House in 1969 Sotheby's Institute of Art is now the leader in art business education and object based learning. Our faculty represent the best of the art world helping students master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.


Address: 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7462 3244

Study Higher and Continuing Education Programmes with Christie's Education in London, New York, Hong Kong and Online

Christie’s Education is a specialist provider of higher and continuing education, and an internationally recognised centre of academic excellence in the study of art business and the art market, art history and art world ecosystems, curating and connoisseurship.

We offer master’s degrees in London and New York, and are dedicated to preparing students for entry into the art world, placing great importance on analytical skills, object-based learning, research and scholarship, and the practical experience of art and business as the keys to professional success. Studies are reinforced with a rigorous professional development course and all students are offered an integrated art world work placement as part of their degree.

We also offer a wide range of continuing education opportunities in London, New York and Hong Kong, designed to introduce the fundamentals of art, collecting and art business, as well as advanced and certificate courses for those with an appetite to study at a deeper level. In addition, our online courses provide a fully immersive experience of the art world, enabling you to access rich and exclusive content wherever you are based.

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Address: 42 Portland Place, Marylebone, W1B 1NB

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7665 4350



The Clark Art Institue's Research and Academic Program awards funded residential fellowships to scholars, critics and curators of exceptional promise and accomplishment.

New month-long curatorial fellowships provide opportunites for museum professionals to write, carry out research, and participate fully in the intellectual and residential life of The Clark.

These short-term appointments have been designed to addresss the needs and time constraints faced by curators.

Proposed research projects should display a commitment to innovative inquiry in the history, theory, and interpretation of art and visual culture.


Applications are due by October 15, 2019

For more information and application details, please visit:


Williamstown, MA 01267




November 10–11, 2019 / Doha, Qatar

For more information, please visit:


vcuarts Richmond - Qatar

British Museum-Getty Paper Project Fellow


The Department of Prints and Drawings is seeking to appoint, by March 2020, a British Museum-Getty Paper Project Fellow. The Fellowship will last for 18 months and is funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation as part of its initiative The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century.

The Fellow will be expected to provide scholarly support for the Department’s curatorial programme through research, cataloguing and advocacy of the British Museum’s outstanding collection of British and European Old Master and 19th century drawings. The Fellow would work with a curatorial mentor and be involved in wider activities and duties of the Department and of the Museum.

Please apply via About Us > Jobs on the British Museum website. For any questions, contact Deadline for applications 30 November 2019.

For full details please visit:


2019 Awards

The Leverhulme Trust is currently accepting applications for the following awards:


Research Fellowships enable experienced researchers
to undertake a programme of research on a topic of
their choice. Up to £55,000 is available for research
costs, replacement teaching costs, or loss of earnings.
Fellowships are offered for periods of 3 to 24 months.

Closing date: 7 November 2019

International Academic Fellowships provide
established UK researchers with an opportunity to spend
time in one or more research centres outside the UK,
to develop new knowledge and skills, for example by
learning new techniques, collaborating with colleagues
overseas, or developing innovations in teaching. Up to
£45,000 is available to provide replacement teaching
costs, research and travel costs. Fellowships are offered for
periods of 3 to 24 months. 

Closing date: 7 November 2019

Emeritus Fellowships enable retired academics from UK
institutions to complete a body of research for publication.
Up to £24,000 is available for research costs. Fellowships
are offered for periods of 3 to 24 months. 

Closing date: 30 January 2020

Study Abroad Studentships support a period
of advanced study or research anywhere in the world,
except for the UK and USA. £21,000 a year is available for
maintenance and travel; additional help with fees, research
costs, and maintenance for dependents may also be provided.
Studentships are offered for periods of 12 to 24 months.

Closing date: 13 January 2020

For more information please visit,
call 020 7042 9861/9862,
or email:
Registered Charity No. 1159154