IESA Alumni testimonial Valentina Salmeri"After my Law degree IESA’s MBA in Art Collecting offered the perfect opportunity to tap into the art world without having necessarily absolved a BA in history of art beforehand. Thanks to its strategic combination of art history and art business it offers specialised knowledge on visual and decorative arts, whilst at the same time preparing you for the art market by exploring all the business aspects of the sector.

I have greatly cherished the one-in-a-lifetime opportunities to visit some of the world’s most famous collections, museums, and country houses, as well as receiving great insight into the commercial side thanks to the skills and knowledge of immensely knowledgeable art market specialists. I believe this master has given me the perfect tools to work in what is one of the most fascinating fields in today’s cultural sector.”

Valentina joined Sotheby’s Private Client Group in 2012 as Client Liaison assisting international high-net-worth clients with their transactions across all categories. In 2013 she moved to the Contemporary Department as Gallery Manager at Sotheby’s S¦2 Gallery, the newly created private sales space offering curated selling exhibitions throughout the year. She is currently responsible for putting together the exhibitions, assisting clients, as well as coordinating the gallery’s events, press, and marketing strategies.