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Collecting Contemporary Art

Collecting Contemporary Art

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Andrew Marsh


An introduction to the business of collecting contemporary art exploring various dimensions of how art is bought and sold. This course will include visits to the back-rooms of galleries and provide access to key corporate and public collections and consultancies.

Topics covered

  • What to buy, when to buy and how to go about it.
  • Key strategies employed by galleries and institutions in spotting new talent and building up their collections.
  • Advice will also be given on how individuals can gain access to the latest artists and trends.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

In his professional practice, Andrew Marsh works as an independent critic and curator, and as technical director for major contemporary art commissions. His projects have been financed by the Arts Council and the Elephant Trust. Andrew trained as an artist before completing an MA in Curating at Goldsmiths. He has curated and managed exhibitions and events in London, Birmingham, Düsseldorf and New Delhi, among others. He has also written regularly for ‘Flash Art’, various artists’ monographs and other publications. Andrew also works as Curator in Practice for BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. He teaches curatorial practice, critical writing, issues surrounding commissioning contemporary art, the art market and managing off-site projects. Andrew also supervises PhD students.

Twitter: @andymarsh750
Instagram: @andymarsh750


Please bring with you to the first session:

 A notebook and pen

Available dates

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