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Christie's is an art business and a fine arts auction house. The official company literature states that founder James Christie conducted the first sale in London, England, on 5 December 1766,[1] and the earliest auction catalogue the company retains is from December 1766. However, other sources note that James Christie rented auction rooms from 1762, and newspaper advertisements of Christie's sales dating from 1759 have also been traced.[2]
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11/2014

Christie's sponsors Philadelphia Museum of Art Pennsylvania EITC The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an approved Educational Improvement Organization through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC), which allows participating corporations to make designated contributions that are eligible for tax credit. A contribution to the Museum through EITC can receive up to 90% of the gift total as a tax credit: your $15,000 gift could result in a credit as high as $13,500! The contribution may also be deducted for federal tax purposes. Your generosity would provide valuable support to the Museum’s renowned Division of Education. Through innovative educational activities and diverse outreach programs, Museum educators help visitors make new connections between art and life. Your contribution to the Museum would support and enhance the following programs: School Tours: over 80,000 schoolchildren take part in gallery tours that complement classroom learningTeacher Resources: classroom materials, in-service workshops in schools across the region, and accredited professional development opportunities for teachersWachovia Education Resource Center: the Museum’s high-tech research site and library, visited by more than 1,000 teachers from across the five-county areaDistance Learning: over 5,000 students from across the country access the Museum’s collections and exhibitions through videoconference-based lessonsOutreach Programs: collaborations with social services and arts organizations to extend access to the arts to children and teens in underserved communitiesTeen Programs: age-specific initiatives designed especially for at-risk young adults, including after-school clubs, Teen Docents, and a summer videography program In recognition of your support, the Museum will list your organization name among our Corporate Partners, a dynamic group of nearly 130 leading companies in the Philadelphia region that enrich the quality of life in Philadelphia and foster a strong business environment by financially supporting the Museum. EITC Donors As of January 2015Anonymous (2)ACE GroupComcast NBC10 Telemundo62Elliott-Lewis CorporationOriglio Beverage and the Honickman GroupRepublic BankUniversal Health Services, Inc.

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