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Certificate in Owning and Investing in Art


Investing in art has become increasingly interesting over the years. What with financial crises and classic investment products in decline, art investment presents itself as an alternative asset not to be underestimated. And with its Freeport, Luxembourg has clearly positioned itself on this growing market.
Another clear step in that direction is this new for-credit continuing education programme organised by the University of Luxembourg via its Competence Centre
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance - in association with the renowned Christie's Education London - has developed a high standard academic training programme targeting professionals active in the art world (or contemplating a career in the art world), desirous to sharpen their knowledge of the financial, legal, accounting, tax and logistics aspects of art related transactions.

Target Audience

Whether you are a legal professional, a private banker, a financial expert, a wealth manager, a family office professional, an auditor, a lawyer, or a museum director, a curator, gallery director, an art merchant, an auctioneer, logistics provider or even a graduate of art, this executive education programme offers valuable insights and technical knowledge with academic rigour.

Learning Outcomes

As a participant, you will have the unique opportunity of meeting highly renowned international specialists in the different related fields. At the end of the training, you will have:

  • learned the economics of investing, holding and trading in art
  • identified key elements of risk management related to art investing
  • investigated the correlation of art with more conventional asset classes in the context of wealth management
  • acquired key knowledge of legal, accounting and tax issues related to investing, holding and trading in art
  • understood the contractual provisions protecting each party and the importance of pre-contractual due diligence
  • explored logistics and practical issues of moving and storing artworks
  • built a professional network

and much more!

Practical Details

Courses will be taught in English partly at the University of Luxembourg on Campus Kirchberg, partly at Christie's Education London. Field visits and other social events related to the programme are foreseen as well.
The training represents 10 teaching days (two 5-day sessions) plus a field trip to a major art fair. The total workload amounts to an estimate of 270 hours and confers 10 ECTS credits.
The tuition fee is 8.950 euros (+ 3 per cent VAT), covering courses, accommodation, meals and transfers to site visits, social events, restaurants...
Travel costs to/from Luxembourg and London however are not included in the tuition fee.

Application Procedure and Prerequisites

If you want to apply, you need to be a minimum of 18 years of age, fluent in English and you should have a Bachelor's or equivalent degree (180 ECTS, 3 academic years).

Details of the next application period will be announced in due course.

More information and details on the course programme can be downloaded below:

Directeurs d'études


Programme Director

Programme at a glance

  • 10 teaching days (10 ECTS)
  • Courses in Luxembourg and partly in London
  • A field trip to a major art fair
  • 8,950 € + 3% VAT
  • Teaching languages: English