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Emerging art markets


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Speaker(s): Melanie Gerlis

Recorded on 8 November 2011 in Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.

With China now the second or even first biggest art market in the world, this lecture looks at the emerging markets for art in India, Middle East, China, Russia and Latin America. It tracks the volume of sales, the main collectors, museum projects and cultural infrastructrure.

Melanie Gerlis has been art market editor of The Art Newspaper since June 2007, prior to which she worked as a book reviewer and art market writer for the paper for a year. She previously worked for ten years in investor relations and financial public relations for the City of London firm Finsbury where she advised clients including the investment bank Merrill Lynch, the private equity group Permira and hedge fund managers GLG Partners. Melanie has a first-class degree in English Literature from Clare College, Cambridge and an MA (distinction) in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. She lectures at Sotheby's Institute and Christie's Education.

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