What’s happening in the Art World right now? Have the key players changed? What does the latest research in Cultural Data Science tell us about the Art Industry?, where is Art Philanthropy heading? How are collectors changing? Find out more about these and other topics within the Art Business landscape as well as visits to institutions that offer new models for galleries and the way art is presented and sold.
This two-day programme will be held in-person at Christie’s London as well as being live streamed around the globe.
For those attending the course in-person there will be a group luncheon on the first day.
Georgia Powell founded CURA Art with her business partner, Liza Shapiro, in order to support and encourage those that collect. Based in London and Los Angeles, CURA Art offers a personal and trusted approach to caring for varied collections.
Providing specialised services and expertise, they ensure that collectors are supported with all aspects of owning a collection and that works of art and other precious objects are preserved, managed, and displayed to the highest standards.
With training in conservation, museum studies, art history and curation, their focus is advising collectors with the management and care of their collections, as well as with their philanthropy and patronage. Georgia specialises in the professional management, research and display of collections and her passion lies in supporting the importance of the private collector in the art eco-system. Previously, Georgia gained experience at the V&A, has worked as an exhibition designer, as manager of a prestigious Cork Street gallery, and as curator of a noted collection.
Vishal is internationally recognised as a cultural data scientist with extensive experience managing data science, AI and 5G projects in the cultural and creative industries for several governments and international organisations. Building on his area of expertise, Vishal has gathered over 30,000 followers on social media as a content creator. Vishal previously was a researcher at The Bartlett at UCL and he studied at the London School of Economics and Sotheby’s Institute of Art and then worked at Sotheby’s as one of the company’s first-ever Data Scientists. In 2020, Vishal co-Founded the Alice Camera as its CEO, a computational photography start-up building a novel AI camera for content creators, streamers and live events. The company is incubated at UCL and backed by Innovate UK and has raised $1.5 million in funding from venture capitalists since launching. The team has gone through accelerators run by the Digital Catapult, Nvidia and Entrepreneur First and have been nominated for an award by the Creative Industries Council.
Piero Tomassoni is a curator and art critic who works closely with institutions, artists, and collectors. He is the founder of Artvisor, an innovative art advisory firm headquartered in London. He is the collection trustee and a member of the board of the Fondazione Morra, and acts as sector expert on art and culture for Strategy& PwC. He is an advisor to several artists’ estates and foundations. He has curated over thirty exhibitions, regularly gives lectures at universities across Europe, and has authored and contributed to several publications. He holds degrees in Philosophy & Economics and in Law, and he is an English qualified lawyer.
Tom Forwood is a consultant who works with businesses, non-profits and individuals in the art world to get deeper insights through integrated data intelligence solutions. He is also the founder of Critical Edge, an editorial newsletter aimed at art collectors.
He previously worked for Christie’s auction house in various roles within the Impressionist & Modern and Luxury departments, as well as overseeing pan-departmental strategic initiatives to improve client coverage and top-client management.
He has also written for The Art Newspaper, Sotheby’s Magazine and Art Review on topics such as arts funding, the role of museum acquisition committees, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global auction market. And also lectures on various aspects of the art world ecosystem.