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- Starting at 10 Volunteer Hours -

Meet Sara, Head of Sale of Chinese Paintings, Christie's

This auction has ended. It collected 78 volunteer hours.
Lunch with Sara and private tour of the Christie's sale

Lunch and the private tour will be held on 26 May 2017.

From Qing dynasty art work to Chinese contemporary ink, Sara is a Specialist in Chinese Paintings who knows about the art of collecting


Sara Mao is a Specialist in Christie’s Chinese Paintings department, based in Hong Kong. Her primary responsibilities include business getting, client advisory, catalogue preparation and market analysis, with a focus on Chinese Modern Art.

Sara is also an auctioneer for Christie's watches & handbag sales and volunteers her time for charity auctions in Hong Kong and South East Asia, most recently for the Ronald McDonald Charities House (HK), the National Kidney Foundation (Singapore), and the Hub (HK).


After receiving her B.A. in Philosophy & English Literature at the University of York (UK), Sara acquired her Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School (UK) and a M. Litt in History of Art and Connoisseurship, with a concentration in Chinese art, from Christie’s Education in London. Sara joined Christie’s in 2008 as a Junior Specialist Trainee. In April 2014, she was appointed Associate Vice- President, Specialist Head of Sale.

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All volunteer hours must be completed during 1 Jan 2017 to 20 May 2017. Lunch and the private tour will be held on 26 May.

Lunch with Sara and private tour of the Christie's sale

Lunch and the private tour will be held on 26 May 2017.

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