Christie's - Cataloguer - Russian Art

Key Responsibilities/Tasks 
(Duties include but are not limited to the following)

  • Catalogue lots according to Christie’s standard practice.

  • Research lots thoroughly to establish bibliography, provenance and exhibition history.

  • Co-ordinate departmental ‘hilling’ sessions (when specialists meet to discuss attributions and estimates of pictures).

  • Liaise with art history experts both for research purposes (to ensure that attributions are watertight and reflect current scholarship) and to build strong relationships on behalf of the department.

  • Under the guidance of the Specialists, write catalogue notes and draft for marketing purposes.

  • Assist with the catalogue layout, pagination and proofing of the copy.

  • Co-ordinate catalogue photography.

  • Liaise with restorers and framers.

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelors/Master’s degree.

  • Proven research and written skills with excellent attention to detail.

  • Fluency in English and Russian.

  • Familiarity with Russian Art and the Russian Art market.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Experience in providing client service in a commercial art environment.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.

  • Excellent organisational skills with an ability to manage pressure and very tight deadlines.

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