Published 10/29/15

ARLIS/NA announces a research award which presents a unique opportunity to inspire and recognize a deserving student while also promoting the creative use of art scholarship and information resources. The Sotheby's Institute of Art Research Award for a paper on collecting and the art market is awarded annually to recognize excellence in a student paper or digital art history project on a topic relevant to the art market. Topics may include but will not be limited to the sale, collecting, and provenance of artworks, and historical or contemporary factors and trends that affect the business of art and connoisseurship.

The Sotheby's Institute of Art Research Award includes a $3,000.00 award to the student authoring the paper, a $2,000.00 award to the sponsoring library, and up to $1000.00 in travel support for the student and/or sponsoring library member’s attendance at the ARLIS/NA+VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle, Washington, March 8-12. The award will be announced and presented at the conference.

Award application entries must be postmarked by the end of the day, January 15, 2016. All applicants should receive notification of the results by February 10, 2016. For detailed information about the Sotheby's Institute of Art Research Award and nomination instructions please see the award page. Questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., chair, Sotheby's Institute of Art Research Award Sub-Committee of the Awards Committee.