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About Founder

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Photo by Grace Roselli, Pandora's BoxX Project

Alice Sachs Zimet

Founder + President 

Alice Sachs Zimet is President, Arts + Business Partners, a consulting boutique which she founded in 1999 specializing in the fine art photography marketplace. 


As a collector, advisor, and educator, Alice began to collect fine art photography in 1985 and has amassed a museum-quality collection of over 300 images from 20th Century masters to the present. Alice is Chair, Photography Curatorial Committee, Harvard Art Museums; Chair, Collections Committee, International Center of Photography (ICP); board member, Magnum Foundation; Advisory Board Member: Center of Photography at Woodstock (CPW), American Photography Archives Group (APAG) and PHOTOFAIRS New York. She is on Faculty at Christie’s Education, the ICP School and Maine Media College + Workshops, where she teaches workshops on how to collect photography and how photographers can better access the marketplace.

Zimet pioneered the field of corporate sponsorship as Director, Worldwide Cultural Affairs, The Chase Manhattan Bank (20 years) where she used the arts as a strategic marketing tool across 14 countries and 20 US cities, generating $2 Billion in new business for the bank.  She is Adjunct Professor, New York University’s Graduate Program, Arts Administration teaching Corporate Sponsorship and the Arts. Alice holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Art History, began her career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and continues to live, work and collect in New York City.


Bachelor’s Degree (Art History)      

Syracuse University

Master’s Degree (Art History)        

New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts

Sorbonne University (Paris)


Chair, Photography Curatorial Committee

Harvard Art Museums


Chair, Collections Committee 

International Center of Photography (ICP)


Board Member

Magnum Foundation



  • American Alliance of Museums

  • ArtTable

  • APAG (American Photography Archives Group)

  • Auction Committee, Friends Without a Border to benefit children's hospitals in Southeast Asia

  • International Council of Museums (ICOM) 


American Photography Archives Group

Distinguished Service Award


American Association of Museums

Medal for Distinguished Philanthropy

Dewar’s Scotch

New York Do-er’s Award as “one of 50 who provide leadership to the community”

American PHOTO Magazine

“one of the 100 most important people in photography”

Professional Experience


International Center of Photography

Summer Intern 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Research Assistant 

Grey Art Gallery, New York University

Director, Summer Intern Program 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Director, Museum Catalogue Exchange

American Federation of Arts

Director, Worldwide Cultural Affairs

The Chase Manhattan Bank (20 years)


Christie's Education

International Center of Photography

Los Angeles Center of Photography

Maine Media Workshops + College

Guest Lecturer: Griffin Museum of Photography, Swann Auction Galleries, Harvard Alumni Clubs, Colorado Photographic Arts Center


American Photo Magazine

Art + Auction


Business Mexico

Crain's New York Business


Florida Trend


IEG Sponsorship Report

Inside Philanthropy

Intelligent Collector

Journal of Financial Advertising & Marketing


New York Magazine

New York Observer

New York Times

Photo District News

Private Air

Revue Banque

The Photograph Collector

Wall Street Journal

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