How to become an art valuer
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- working towards this role
- a graduate training scheme
You could complete a degree in a subject, such as art history, fine arts and restoration or fine arts conservation.
After your degree if you could then take professional training in valuation. You could also do a specialist postgraduate course, like art market and appraisal or arts business.
Some large auction houses offer internship programmes for university students.
You can view information on placements and work experience from the Museums Association.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
You could work in an auction house or antiques business as an assistant, porter or cataloguer. This is a great opportunity to learn through experience and part time study.
You might find it useful to get some work experience as getting in to this work can be competitive. Volunteering can also help you to get started in this career.
You could join a graduate training scheme with a large auction house. Employers only offer a few of these each year.
You'll usually need a degree in a subject like history of art or fine art, along with relevant art and business experience.
You can find out more about careers in art valuation from the Museums Association.
You can also get information about working in creative careers from Discover Creative Careers.