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Emerging art markets

LSE Arts and HRL Contemporary public lecture

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.


Melanie Gerlis | talks


Date and Time:

8 November 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Wolfson Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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