This is an exciting time for us as our first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has formally been launched. The course, ‘Emerging art markets and the digital age‘ allows students, practitioners and art enthusiasts from around the world to join in and collectively tackle some of the most challenging questions of today’s art economy: is art expertise dead in the age of online reviews? Is the internet leveling the playing field for artists in regions outside the west such as India and China? Is social media reinventing the role of the museum? What do art consumers want today out of art institutions as art information and the prospects of buying and selling has become easier and more direct? Does this translate to a more democratic, global and transparent art market?
We are looking forward to how this plays out in the coming months!