Date: Sep 02, 2020Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL – Top 10 Tips and Tricks to Collecting Photography

Wed, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)
General PublicArts & Culture


Learn how to collect photography from the Chair of the Harvard Art Museums’ Photography Curatorial Committee! No matter if you’re a beginner or seasoned collector, learn how to avoid common mistakes, and approach the market with an insider perspective, whether buying for fun or to create a world-class collection for yourself or your organization.

Alice Sachs Zimet is Chair of the Harvard Art Museums’ Photography Curatorial Committee, as well as the Chair of the Acquisitions Committee at the International Center of Photography and a founding board member of the Magnum Foundation. She is a pioneer in the field, having begun to collect in 1985 when few considered photography a legitimate art form. Today, Alice is one of the world’s top experts on how to collect photography and build a collection. In addition, she offers workshops and is a private advisor. She has taught workshops across the United States at museums, art fairs, photo festivals, auction houses and many other non-profits where hundreds have experienced her expertise on how to design and develop a collection.

Tonight, Alice will offer her top ten tips — the ‘do’s and don’ts’ — to becoming a successful collector. Learn the questions to ask, where to shop, and issues to avoid, using real world situations including her own 300-piece museum-quality collection.

If the idea of collecting photography — whether buying a single photo for your home or building a major collection as your legacy — has ever occurred to you, you will not want to miss hearing Alice’s advice and suggestions.

Hear an insider’s point of view on the market, the players, and how you can participate. You will be encouraged to ask any questions you wish, so don’t be shy!

Participants must register by September 1st to receive details on joining the discussion.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Alice Sachs Zimet

President, Arts+Business Partners

Alice Sachs Zimet is a collector, advisor, and educator who began to collect photography in 1985. Alice is Chair, Photography Curatorial Committee, Harvard Art Museums; Board Member, Magnum Foundation; and Chair, Acquisitions Committee, International Center of Photography (ICP). Alice is also on the Faculty at the ICP School and teaches at the Maine Media College + Workshop. She has consulted with such clients as the Jewish Museum, the American Society of Media Photographers, Christie’s, Heritage Auctions, Phillips, the Palm Springs Photo Festival and UBS.

Alice has detailed and extensive knowledge of the fine art photography marketplace based on her long-term relationships with many of the world’s leading photography galleries and auction houses. Alice has a Master’s Degree (Art History) from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts and a BA (Art History) from a Syracuse University with a year off to study at the Sorbonne University in Paris. She began her career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and then spent 20 years as Director, Worldwide Cultural Affairs, The Chase Manhattan Bank. More info on Alice is available at

Photo by Grace Roselli

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Date: Sep 02, 2020Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)1460 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
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  • 10 / Member/Member Guest (limit one)
  • 20 / Non-Members
  • Free / Patron Members (please contact


Neil Binkley, Lucy-Ann Bouwman, Carole Burack, Dan Burack, Connie Chen, Jason Christian, Makeda Djata, Danya Early, Susan Edwards, Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, Benjamin Farkas, Bradley Gendell, Robert Gerken, Fernando Gutierrez Eddy, WILLIAM HOOKS, Jeffrey Houle, Mike Kertyzak, Jessica Klee, Kosala Kumara, Lance Lundberg, Jerry Marcus, Claire Marx, Cornelius Marx, Antonio Mazzafera, William Meurer, Barrie Moskowitz, John O'Donnell, Lucy O'Laughlin, Michael Russell, Beth Sanford, Sara Silks, Annette Solakoglu, Suzanne Strassburger, Rick Templeton, Allen Thorpe, Albert Wang, Alice Sachs Zimet


John O'Donnell, MBA 1977

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