Collecting is not just acquiring; it can be a deeply rewarding journey that nourishes artists and supports the arts eco-system. This course covers what it means to be a collector today.
Whether you are an experienced or emerging collector- learn how to confidently navigate the logistics of owning and building a collection. In this course, you will learn from collectors themselves, as well as artists and specialists in the field. Topics such as ensuring a legacy for your collection will be covered, as well as guidance surrounding building meaningful relationships with artists, and proving access to your collection through research and display. Real-life case studies, and practical sessions will encourage you to join in, and leave you with top tips that can be applied to your own experience.
The course will include on-site learning with specialist-guided visits of Christie's 20/21 Evening Sale, private collections, galleries, institutions, and art fairs including Frieze.
CURA Art was founded to support collectors on their journey, to fully harness their potential, both as responsible custodians of artistic and cultural heritage, but also as promoters and supporters of creatives themselves, recognizing a shift in approaches to collecting. This shift highlights a sense of responsibility to both the work or object through its preservation and research, but also to the artists themselves, both contemporary and from art history.