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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

British Council hosts Sotheby's Institute of Art Presentation on Career Pathways

The British Council will host a presentation by Mr. Phil Whitakker at 6pm on Thursday, June 9 at their office, 10th Floor, Taipan Place, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig CIty.

Entitled “Your Pathway to a Career in the International Art World,” the presentation will include an overview of the international art markets and a presentation on potential career opportunities in the global visual arts market. This one hour presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. This presentation will be especially useful for: art history majors, anyone interested or working in the art industry, graduating students, career changers interested in the arts and others interested in the visual art markets.

Mr. Whitakker joined Sotheby’s Institute of Art in February 2007. He was recruited specifically to be the Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art Singapore. He redesigned Sotheby’s programmes for delivery in Asia and set up the initial programme which ran in Sep 2007. His key areas of interest are cultural economics and art valuation.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the pre-eminent graduate and postgraduate educational institute for students seeking a career in the international art world, and it offers world class art education from the Institute's study centers in London, and New York. The Institute has over 350 students a year exploring both the scholarly and business sides of the art world to gain the skills and professional networks necessary for a successful career.

The institutes' faculty includes scholars and renowned practitioners in the art world and is further enhanced by experts in the field including artists, scholars, auction house specialists, restorers, critics, curators, writers, museum executives and gallery owners. Learning from and working with such scholars and professionals help students to enhance their skills as well as to establish professional relationships.

Sotheby's Institute of Art has more than 6,000 alumni worldwide. Master's degrees are awarded in collaboration with the University of Manchester in the UK.

The British Council promotes studying in the UK, UK qualifications and partnership between local and UK higher education institutions. The presentation is FREE of charge but slots are limited. To reserve a seat or for more details please email

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