The education arm of Christie’s is launching a must-experience digital platform that promises to educate individuals on art history and the art market. The online courses are set to provide weekly lectures that will feature video content, behind-the-scenes information on some of the world's most important auction houses as well as digital interactions, all available in english, arabic and mandarin. 

Courses will cover several topics that range from art business to art appreciation, think 'From Hermès to Chanel: A Guide to Iconic Handbags', 'The Art of Fashion', 'Fundamentals of Western Art, Part III: European Art before World War II (English)' and 'Hidden Gems-Jewellery Behind the Scenes'.

Speaking about the launch of the new online courses, Guillaume Cerutti, Chief Executive Officer, Christie's said: "We are pleased to launch our new online course to a global audience. As the appreciation and appetite for art has grown around the world, there has been increasing interest and demand for understanding the industry and cultural context for collecting. As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Christie's Education is an important part of our operations and this new, digital course will complement our existing, international programs."

The first online course in Arabic will be available from December 3, 2017. Now, take a look at when Christie's put the spotlight on Middle Eastern treasures