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Head of Islamic and Indian Art

Job Details

  • Posted:15th September, 2023
  • Sector:Auction House
  • Location:London, Greater London, United Kingdom
  • Job Ref:16865
  • Salary:Competitive
Alchemy is thrilled to be working with an established London auction house that is looking for a Islamic & Indian Art Specialist to lead their popular sales in the category. The sales include a selection of items spanning the 7/8th century through to the early 20th century covering a broad geographic area from the Mediterranean shores through to Southeast Asia and China.

Key responsibilities:
  • Head of Islamic & Indian Art auctions
  • Business getting, sourcing works and clients
  • Valuations visits and in charge of speedy replies to online valuations
  • In charge of curating the sale exhibitions & layout
  • Ensuring all cataloguing is processed, helping with cataloguing and paperwork
  • Working closely with marketing team on all departmental exposure
  • Providing exceptional client service to both existing and new clients
  • Working together with the Paintings team to assist with all sales, telephone bidding and clerking

  • Knowledge and passion for Islamic & Indian Art and its secondary market
  • Previous auction experience or gallery experience with a secondary market exposure
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to travel for client visits
  • Great organisation skills, understanding of shipping, photography and other relevant auction processes
  • Working knowledge of Arabic or Farsi, desirable
If this opportunity sound like a great match to your skills, knowledge and interests, do not hesitate to send your CV!

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