An exhibition on 17th-century Chinese qinghua porcelain held at Guardian Art Center. (Photo provided to China Daily)
Guardian Education Center has launched an international-education platform to offer short- and long-term courses on art history, collecting, archaeology and business in Beijing.
The center is affiliated with Guardian Culture Group, which also owns China Guardian Auction, one of the country's leading art auctioneers.
It will launch a course on Chinese archaic bronze wares in May 2018. The class is created in cooperation of the Art Institute of Chicago's museum, which boasts an extensive Asian art collection, and SOAS University of London, one of the world's leading institutions on the study of Asian cultures.
The center will also offer a course on modern Chinese painting and its market in March 2018.
The group has offered various programs to strengthen relationships among academic institutions and collectors since it opened its new headquarters in Beijing's Wangfujing in September.
The building hosts talks and exhibitions of classical and contemporary realistic Chinese paintings, ancient furniture and 17th-century blue porcelain.