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ART MARKET TALK, 27 November 2020

The Art Market, The Pandemic & The US Presidential Election

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH’S ART MARKET STUDIES cordially invites you to join the online talk

“The Art Market: The Pandemic & The US Presidential Election” 

with Dirk Boll, Kenny Schachter & Thomas Seydoux

moderated by Nicolas Galley

Friday, 27 November 2020

 15:00 – 17:15 CET

Live Streaming
Art Market Studies Facebook


Prof. Dr. Dirk Boll is President of Christie’s in Europe, Middle East, Russia and India. He is based in London and oversees all the regional offices in the region including those in the Middle East, Russia and India. Trained as a lawyer, he holds a post-graduate MA in Art Management and a PhD degree in art law. Dirk Boll is member of UZH Art Market Studies faculty and advisory board.


Kenny Schachter is an art writer, curator, artist, collector, dealer and lecturer based in New York. Voted several times “best arts writer” by readers of the influential Baer Faxt, he is one of the most disruptive and influential Artnet columnist. Kenny Schachter is member of UZH Art Market Studies faculty.


Thomas Seydoux is the owner of the international art trading company Seydoux & Associés Fine Arts based in Paris. Prior to founding his own company, he co-founded and headed the Art Advisory Department of Schroders Banque in Geneva and then joined Christies where he became the International Chairman of the Impressionist and Modern Art Department. Thomas Seydoux is member of UZH Art Market Studies faculty and advisory board.


The conference will be held in English and is free of charge.

About the Executive Master in Art Market Studies program

Experts in Art Market Education

University of Zurich’s Art Market Studies trains graduates who are currently active or pursuing a career related to the art market. We offer an independent and rigorous program designed by leading professionals and academics to meet today's challenges.

The outstanding teaching staff includes more than 60 international art market specialists and scholars who share their knowledge, experience and network with our students.


The program promotes entrepreneurial thinking and fosters an ethical approach to the art market. Participants benefit from Switzerland's unique network of cultural and research institutions, auction houses and galleries.


The interdisciplinary and integrative program covers three major areas:

  • History of Art and Connoisseurship
  • Art Law and Ethics
  • Art Transactions and Valuation


These subjects are conveyed in lectures, art appraisal workshops, and case studies. In addition, field trips to art fairs, galleries, and biennials (Basel, Berlin, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai) are organized.


Participants will

  • develop their knowledge of the history, materials, and production processes of fine and applied arts from the Renaissance to the present day;
  • evaluate artworks and use the latest art market analytical tools;
  • use case studies to improve legal knowledge and foster ethical thinking;
  • learn to synthesize and analyze processes that are critical to small and mid­sized businesses, and to develop innovative solutions for the commercial art world;
  • develop their leadership and management skills
  • analyze the latest digital processes and strategies related to the art market


Academic credits in compliance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) will be awarded for passing examinations, written works, and the Master thesis.


Courses are held on Fridays and Saturdays and are taught entirely in English.

Join the next Art Market Studies program in September 2021

Next curriculum will start in September 2021. Please stay in touch for the opening of the application process by sending an email to

To apply, please send the completed application form (PDF, 101 KB)to the address mentioned in the form or by email.