Art Finance & Collections Management

Duration 2 days
Fees € 1,995

Understanding art as a working asset is an essential part of today’s service offering in wealth management and in private banking. The two-day certified master class Art Finance and Collections Management, hosted by TIAS together with the Van Gogh Museum will introduce you to this creative new industry as well as to the opportunities it offers for you and your clients.

Program benefits

  • Update and expand your working knowledge of the current state of affairs in the art market industry;
  • Learn about managing a corporate or personal art collection. 
  • Acquire the skills and expertise to consult on the art market industry from a financial perspective;
  • Learn to assess the reliability of (online) data sources and to use them to your and your clients’ advantage;
  • Expand your network and improve your relationship with your clients.
  • Held in an exclusive location at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and De Mesdag Collectie, The Hague with private tour of the art collections.
Duration 2 days
Fees € 1,995

Art is growing and developing rapidly as an inherent part of the wealth management portfolio. As a consequence, the need for a solid understanding of the valuation of art, the investment opportunities and the associated risks is of increasing concern and important to manage.

This master class was specifically designed to meet these needs. During the 2-day program, finance and investment professionals will expand and refine their knowledge of art as a financial asset. In addition, they learn to gather and evaluate data on developments in the art market industry. Hosted at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and with core expertise on managing an art collection, this master class will provide you with an exclusive cutting edge course, the first of its kind.

The program combines theory, case studies and input from experts in an interactive setting. Recent developments in the art industry and their impact on the private banking and wealth management services will be discussed. Included in the program are a roundtable dinner at an exclusive location and a visit to one of the world’s leading art collections.


Attending this master class will:

  • enhance your personal reputation through enhanced knowledge in a highly reputable, cultural area of expertise;
  • improve your understanding and skills in the behavioral and financial aspects of trading and collecting fine art;
  • help you to find and access new (online) data sources and assess information on its value and validity;
  • help you better understand your clients’ personal and financial needs and - thus - strengthen your relationship with them.
  • give you the opportunity to learn collection management skills first hand from one of world’s leading and highly established Museums.


Participants of the master class Art Finance & Collections Management are professionals in the financial services and banking sector, as well as experts from the art industry.  Job descriptions range from senior investment staff to trustees and managers in the creative industries.

Program style

The first day of the program will take place at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. The day will be concluded with an exclusive tour through the collection and a unique insight behind the screens. During the evening a roundtable evening dinner with a guest speaker from the art market takes place. 

The second day will be at De Mesdag Collectie, The Hague. In 1903 the Dutch business man and painter Mesdag donated his museum to the Dutch state, and since 1990 The Mesdag Collection has been part of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. During the day unique insights about the collection’s history and its collection preservation and management will be given.


For more information on the master class and its contents, contact the Program Adviser.

The course fees for this master class are € 1,995.

The price is including catering, all reading materials (lunches for 2 days and diner at day one of the masterclass) and transport Amsterdam - The Hague (return). Hotel accommodation is excluded in the program price.

A second participant from the same institution will receive a 10% reduction in the price.

To safeguard the quality of the master class and to promote fruitful interaction, the number of participants is limited to 12. In addition, we aim to strike the right balance between group diversity and consistency.

Typically, participants have (at least) an undergraduate degree and come from a variety of finance and art related professional backgrounds:

  • senior investment staff
  • wealth managers and portfolio managers
  • financial services professionals
  • family office professionals
  • trustees
  • advisers, consultants and art valuation expert
  • managers in the arts and creative industries

For more information on the participants and admission requirements, contact the Program Adviser.

Dr. Rachel A.J. Pownall is a Professor in Art Finance and Museum Management at TIAS andProfessor of Art Finance at Maastricht University. She is an expert in the area of Art Finance and has published widely on the subject of Art as a Financial Investment, Art as Collateral, and has created her own Art Price Indices.

She also teaches at Sotheby's Institute of Art Business in London, and the Luxembourg School of Finance.

» the full faculty profile of Rachel Pownall

Dr. Adriaan Dönszelmann
is the Managing Director of the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. He came to the museum in 2011, bringing extensive experience in many leading organisations both in the cultural and business field.

His expertise is particularly on the business side like finance, governance, (cultural) brand management, commercial endeavors and (new) business development.

Mr. Anders Petterson is the Founder and Managing Director of ArtTactic. He has a CEMS in Management from the London School of Economics and Hochschule St.Gallen, Switzerland. In 2000 he founded ArtTactic, an art market research and art market education company. He runs courses and seminars on the art market and collecting art for both financial institutions and individuals. He has also been working as a consultant for Arts & Business in London since 2002, and currently acts as an advisor to a number of companies on art business related issues.

Ingrid van den Bogert
Ingrid van den Bogert
Manager Executive Programs
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