Travelling with insider knowledge

  • By Antiques-Art-Design Sydney

christies-image3Abercrombie & Kent and Christie’s are the leading lights of their respective fields of travel and art. Together they have created a portfolio of highly sophisticated and exclusive itineraries to some of the most desirable destinations in the realm of high art and culture.

Bringing together insight from Christie’s world-class art experts and orchestrated by A&K, these unique trips bring together intimate groups of like-minded people with a shared interest.

Each trip will afford privileged, behind-the-scenes access and exclusive insights in the world of art, escorted by an expert from Christie’s who will provide their personal perspective on the art and culture of the destination.

south-africa-d_1The Jewels of New York: JAR Experience 17-21 November 2013. 
Led by Christie’s jewellery expert, Raymond Sancroft-Baker, and based at the iconic Pierre overlooking Central Park, this sparkling itinerary includes the opening of the JAR exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, a private tour of the museum with the Assistant Curator, private access to top jewellery ateliers, lunch and a panel discussion with Christie’s jewellery experts in the company boardroom and cocktails with a JAR collector and the President of Christie’s Asia, Francois Curiel

Art, Diamonds and Wine; South Africa 3-10 March 2014. 

Bliss for bon vivants, this amazing tour celebrates the good life and is hosted by Christie’s expert and South Africa devotee, Lady Annabelle Conyngham. It encompasses the highlights of Cape Town, including a visit to Robben Island, art tours of Ellerman House and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, a private tour of the art collection at the Delaire Graff Estate, the best wineries and gardens in the Winelands, the exceptional art galleries of Johannesburg and a rare chance to explore the heritage and history of Graff diamonds.

An Art Journey through India 29 January – 11 February 2014. Accompanied by Dr. Hugo K. Weihe of Christie’s New York, this unique journey starts in Delhi with VIP tickets to the opening of the India Art Fair, where guests will be introduced to artists and their works before dining with one of India’s top art collectors. Continuing with atelier visits with eminent contemporary artists, a visit to the Taj Mahal, dinner as an honoured guest in a Jaipur palace with a private viewing of its ancient Indian art and jewels, cocktails in one of the most important forts in Rajasthan, feasting with a clutch of India’s coolest artists and visits to museums, temples and galleries, this is an unforgettable homage to India’s vibrant cultural pulse.

The Arts of South East Asia 15 February – 2 March 2014. 

Led by Zineng Wang, Christie’s brilliant specialist in South East Asian art, this horizon-expanding itinerary explores the cultural and artistic riches of Vietnam and Cambodia. Visits to galleries and museums, private meetings in the homes of local artists and collectors, dining amongst atmospheric ruins, sampling and cooking gourmet cuisine, visits to ancient cities and temples and pilgrimages to unmissable sights such as Angkor Wat are just a few of the highlights of this superb and enlightening tour.

For more information and full details of the itinerary, please visit Christie’s Travel.

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