What is an Art Auctioneer?


Art Auctioneer Job Description

Art auctioneers oversee the bidding and selling processes of artwork during an auction. Art auctioneers also assess the quality, age, condition and origin of fine art pieces in order to give valuations. They may also advise clients on the purchase and sale of fine art.



Job Duties

• Examine pieces of art in order to assess their condition, origin, quality and age

• Provide valuations of artwork

• Confer with experts and historians

• Prepare auction catalogues for customers

• Ensure authenticity by tracing the origins of the artwork

• Ensure proof of ownership by collecting receipts and other documentation

• Run auctions and oversee the bidding and selling processes of art pieces



Scholarships for Becoming an Art Auctioneer

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Art Auctioneer. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


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Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for getting started in this field. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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