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This week we speak with Katy Hessel about her career as Art Historian, Curator and Founder of @thegreatwomenartists Instagram. We reflect on a talk Katy presented at Christie’s Education in March entitled 'Women at Auction' and go on to hear about what inspired her to start her Instagram page. We also learn more about her opinions on the impact Instagram is having on the subject of art history. Katy describes how exciting it is to work in an industry that she is so passionate about and focusses on the point where she realised that there was such a gender imbalance in the art world. Katy also shares information about some of the shows she has curated and what she believes to be the key skills required to work in the art world. Follow Katy On Instagram: @thegreatwomenartists If you are enjoying learning about the breadth of different career paths available in the art industry and you would like to delve deeper into the options open to you, join us in London from 13-17 May for our course ‘Mapping a Career in the Art World’ Any enquiries/questions about this podcast or about Christie’s Education can be emailed to You can follow us on Twitter: @ChristiesEduLDN Facebook: @ChristiesEduLDN Instagram: @christiesedu Thank you to Connor Allen, Cornah Willis and Aileen O’Riada for helping to record this podcast.

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