Welcome to the Art Market Dictionary (AMD) 


The AMD is the first comprehensive scholarly guide to art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, and agents from multiple national and historical contexts.

Several highly distinguished partner institutions (see below) and more than three hundred specialized authors have joined us to establish a comprehensive map of the art trade.


Thanks to the wonderful support we receive from authors worldwide, several sections of the AMD—notably Germany, Spain, Portugal, the UK, and Greece—are now nearing completion.

The AMD’s first part, covering Europe and North America in the 20th and 21st centuries, will be published as an online searchable database and in print in 2021.

This first part will comprise four printed volumes with ca. 2,000 entries, and an additional ca. 3,000 online entries.

​We are still looking for authors in certain areas (France, Italy, USA); if you are interested in contributing, find out more here.