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An Introduction to Art and its relevance in today’s world

  • Context and art appreciation
  • Timeline – key periods and figures in art history
  • Style and vocabulary

Histography and Iconograph

  • A paintings’ journey through history
  • What is iconography and why it is important
  • Semiotics
  • Connoisseurship
  • Provenance

The Importance of Art in society

  • Why art history is important
  • Art colleting and UHNW individuals
  • Philanthropist and patron

The art market

  • The financial side of the art market
  • How art is bought and sold
  • The influential players in the art market
  • How fine art traded


  • Packaging and handling
  • Transport
  • Storage
  • Art fair – auctions – consignments

Environmental management for art

  • The prevailing atmospheric environment
  • Placement
  • Cleaning
  • Conservation on yachts

Media and materials

  • Mediums
  • Techniques


  • Mounting and framing
  • Acidification of paper
  • White water anti reflective glass and Perspex
  • Hanging

Art Insurance

  • Art insurance policies
  • Title insurance


  • What it is and the relevance to art
  • Reproduction licenses
  • Reproduction rights, artists copyright, moral rights, resale rights
  • Reproduction and licenses

Art Forensics

  • Laboratory testing
  • Art due diligence
  • Authentication of art

Export Risks

  • Cultural Goods Regulations
  • The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora  (CITES)
  • National Treasures Regulations