Courses and individual coachings for artists, art historians, collectors and art enthusiasts.

Learn the essential features of  the past and of the current art market. I will explain the basics how the art market has functioned for centuries and how you can earn money with art.

About Dr. Harriet Häussler

Dr. Harriet Häussler is an expert in art market economics. After years of managing her own gallery for contemporary art in Berlin, she started teaching at the Freie Universität Berlin and University of Hamburg in 2009. Since then she has held numerous courses, talks and conferences on a wide range of topics in this special field.

Artists, art historians, gallery owners and managers, dealers, art collectors, auctioneers and art journalists have participated in her courses at diverse institutions. Furthermore, Harriet Häussler has published numerous articles on the historical and contemporary art market as well as on artists of the 20th and 21st century. Her most recent book on the history of the art market from Antiquity until the present day will soon be published.

Since 2009 Dr. Harriet Häussler held lectures at the following institutes :

Who can study with Dr. Harriet Häussler?

Dr. Harriet Häussler’s courses aim to introduce you to the different fields of the art market. It is suitable for artists and art historians who wish to develop their professional careers and also for collectors, journalists, gallery owners and managers who would like to know more about the structure of the primary and secondary market. 

Choose from one of the following courses

€ 45.-

The Artist and the Art Market

 3 hours plus

The course helps gain a professional under-standing of the essential economics of the art market. In six 30-minutes modules you will learn all the important basics for an artist to survive at the art market: how to deal with galleries in a gallery contract, how to draw a business plan, how to find an art pricing stratgy and sales practices, which social media really help you to develop a brand and further practical as well as theoretical knowledge for painters, photographers, sculptors and other creative workers.

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€ 9.-

Careers for Art Historians

The course is aimed for art historians who would like to know more about possible jobs in the different fields of the art market such as the primary market if you want to work at a gallery or at an artist'studio or at the secondary market if you would like to work at an auction house, as an art consultant or with an art dealer. You will furthermore learn what chances you have if you work at a museum, as a journalist or monument conservator, in the tourist industry or in an archive, library or university.

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€ 9.-

The Art Market in the Time of the Pandemic

The course offers a summary of the important developments and changes which the art market has seen since the outbreak of the pandemic. You will learn more about positive and negative consequences for your job if you are an artist, a collector, a curator, a journalist or an art dealer.

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The silkscreen entitled “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” from 1964 will come to auction in May in New York. The auction house Christie’s just published the estimation which is a sensation: 200 million US-Dollar are expected for the silkscreen. Why is the estimation so high as there are several versions of Monroe’s portraits in different colours and sizes? Andy Warhol started his portrait series of the American actress just after her death in 1962. There are four special aspects why this work got the high estimate: 1.) The work will be sold by the Swiss Foundation “Thomas-und-Doris-Ammann” in Zurich which was founded in 2021 after Dors Ammann, the legendary art dealer and Thomas Ammann’s sister, died. Thomas Ammann had founded his gallery in 1977 and quickly became one of the most known art dealers of his time. He became Andy Warhol`s friend and edited the catalogue raisonné of the artist’s paintings, …

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