Ziqi Li.

Beijing Poly International Auction Co - Beijing

Project Description

Robert S. Goodfriend Summer Internship Fund Recipient

“My Chinese colleagues always valued my international perspective as an art history student in the US. This internship solidified my intentions to major in art history and economics, perhaps making a career in the auction house.”

I was not only exposed to daily operations of an auction house but also learned about art and ceramics/antiques. My department consistently works with those in the modern art and ancient manuscript departments. They taught me knowledge of ancient antiques and methods to spot truly valuable items. They took me to experts in the Palace Museum (which is in the closed, private part of the Forbidden City) to test the authenticity of antiques. It was fascinating to meet and talk to people who truly know and understand the history and art, or masters some long lost, interesting skills. I worked long hours, and sometimes it was busier than interning at an investment bank (where I interned last summer), but it was nonetheless rewarding work.

Project Details

  • Date September 1, 2013
  • Tags 2013, Arts, Asia, Business, Goodfriend, Sophomore
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