My research interest
lies predominantly in the
investigation of the
significance of tradition,
archaism and ritual on
contemporary culture
in 'emerging markets'.



Forthcoming Events in 2019  


20th - 26th November
LIsbon University -Global South - Lecture on Chna Market 1989 - 2019

29th November 2nd December

Beijing CAFA- Keynote speech - Art Market Challenge 21st Century

Past Events  


1st June - Key note address at Art Armenia, in Yeravan

24th - 28th June - Leon: Art market conference. Key note speaker.

22nd February - Lecture at Lisbon University (ISCTE)







21st September
Beirut Art Fair/ lecture
Dar-El-Nimer Museum. Book signing. New Art New Markets (Lund Humphries)
Future book signings at Christ Church, Oxford University, Sotheby's New Bond Street and Michael Goedhuis Gallery, London.

7th September
CAMA Gallery. panel discussion and book signing

4th September

Art Business Conference, Church House Conference Centre
Panel discussion and book Signing


20th May
Synergy Art Forum Moscow

22nd -25th March- Lisbon University. Conference, Chinese art for export: past and present. A paper

12th to 17th March - Amsterdam, and TEFAF Maastricht,

8th -9th March- Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Art market think tank

2nd -8th March- Tokyo Sotheby's Institute executive programme. Collecting and Connoisseurship. A series of master-classes


November -
Art Finance Forum. Beijing Renmin University and Ministry of Culture. Paper on art and value

1st June
- at HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht - lectures on emerging markets

18th May
- Lisbon University - lectures on emerging markets

8th May - key note speaker at the London Business School annual summit at Phillips Auction House in London

17th February - presentation at Maastricht University


5th November
- Art Markets and Politics
The Impact of the Political Systems of China, Qatar and the United Kingdom on their Respective Desire for 'International Cultural Reach‘

Presentation at Berlin Technical University on:TU Berlin, Senate Room,

3rd October -Book launch of: 'Art Business Today. 20 Key Terms'


The Intersection of Art and Economy in Armenia - Discusson -Civilnet TV



Synergy Art Forum