PhD Art History [Global Art Markets], University of Melbourne
Dip. Works of Art, Sotheby’s, London
BA (Hons) History of Art, University of Leicester
2002 - present: Director, Anita Archer Fine Art
2015 - present: Director, Pegasos5 Contemporary Art Projects
2019 - present: Research Coordinator, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne
2001 - 2002: Lawson~Menzies; General Manager
1998 – 2001: Deutscher~Menzies Auctioneers; Business Manager/Head Auctioneer
1994 – 1997: Gregsons Auctioneers; Auctioneer, Fine Art Valuer and Department Manager
1991: Christopher Hodsoll Ltd, London; Gallery Manager
1990 - 1991: Fiell, Kings Road, London; Gallery Manager
For two decades, Anita Archer Fine Art has specialized in helping private clients to buy and sell works of art, and to build and manage their art collections.
Anita’s expert knowledge includes all periods of Australian art, Indigenous art, contemporary Asian art, and international contemporary art, supported by a network of connections to gallerists and curators worldwide.
Anita is a registered valuer with the Auctioneer’s and Valuers Association and she regularly assists clients with valuations for insurance, sale, market value and superannuation purposes.
Having consulted as head auctioneer to auction houses throughout Australia and Asia over twenty years, Anita has an in-depth working knowledge of auctions. She is therefore well placed to help clients successfully navigate the best opportunities to buy and sell at auction.
Anita launched the art project consultancy Pegasos5 in 2015 to introduce contemporary Asian artists to Australian collectors and museum curators. Through this platform she has also guided select clients on tours through major art museums and art events across Australia as well as in Hong Kong, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai.
Having completed her PhD, Anita is recognized as an expert scholar in global art markets and has written multiple articles and reports analysing the Asian and Australian markets including an academic monograph Chinese Contemporary Art in the Global Auction Market (Brill, Leiden). She is currently the Research Coordinator of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Contemporary Culture (ERCC) Research Unit in the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne.