Consultant CVs and Contact Details

Gareth Fletcher (U.K.)

Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

MA, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London;
BFA and BA, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Professional Experience
Gareth is a Lecturer in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. He is Co-Unit Leader of the Art Business, Foundations and Placement semester course, leader of the Art Crime summer study course and Co-Leader of the Art and its Markets summer study course.

He also lectures on Strategy and Risk Management as part of the Business Management in the Art World Executive Education program; Strategic Planning as part of the Business Management of an Art Gallery program, and the Contemporary Art Market as part of the Frieze Art Fair: Contemporary Art Today program.

Gareth has received a TECHNE AHRC scholarship to pursue his PhD examining the semiotics of provenance as institutional construct in the establishment of cultural and economic value in the market for Near Eastern antiquities.

Publications and Lectures
Recent papers include:

Scores on the Doors: Establishing a Certificate of Virtue Framework for Future Art Market Regulation“, as part of the ‘Art and Cultural Heritage: What Is the Role for Ethics?’ panel during the Second All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference at the University of Geneva. His paper has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming summer edition of Studies in Art Law, published by the University of Geneva.

“But is it Really Museum Quality? Evaluating the Impact of Institutional Provenance within the International Art Market’ as part of the Private Collecting, Public Display: Art Markets and Museums conference organised by the Centre for the Study for the Art and Antiques Market at the University of Leeds.

The Discretion Question: A Comparative Evaluation of the Market Impact of Provenance Information and its Contribution to Perceptions of Trust” at the 2017 Interdisciplinary Art Crime conference organised by Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) in Amelia, Italy.

“The Utility of Trust: A Comparative Analysis of the Presentation and Impact of Provenance Information in Establishing Consumer Confidence within the Art Fair” at The Art Fair conference organised by The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA) at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

“A Comparative Analysis of the Provision of Provenance Information within the Art Fair and its Impact upon Perceptions of Reputation” at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 2017 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Languages: English