The Oxford Conference for auctioneers and valuers launched last autumn by Rupert Toovey and Jeremy Lamond will be repeated this year on Friday and Saturday, September 13-14, based at the Ashmolean Museum with lectures in the Taylor Institute adjacent to the museum campus.
A black tie gala dinner will be held in the
Oxford Union debating chamber followed by "traditional time at the
bar". Lectures will centre on valuation practice and the museum's
collections. An optional private lecture and tour for delegates has
also been arranged at Blenheim Palace on Saturday afternoon.
As last year, the conference is open to all
and is designed to bring together art and antiques professionals in
a convenient format that also fulfils the need for continuing
"At the start of 2013 RICS changed its CPD
regulations so that its qualified members must now complete ten
hours formal CPD in addition to a further ten hours private study
each year. Our conference aims to provide up to ten hours formal,
structured learning CPD for our fellow professionals," said Mr
Above: Jeremy Lamond and Rupert
As a result of a debate on good practice in
valuation during last year's open forum, Oxford Conferences have
now created a series of standard templates for valuation and terms
of engagement. Developed in association with Paul Britton, these
are intended to promote best practice and more specifically to
comply with the RICS Registered Valuation Scheme and RICS Red Book
valuation standards, which are binding on all RICS members.
The templates can be downloaded free by
registering on the new conference website at www.oxfordconferences.org.
"Professional standards are important and
they need to be shared beyond the boundaries of RICS, SOFAA and
NAVA," said Mr Toovey. "These templates will provide a measured
process for all those carrying out valuations."
Good practice in valuation and the proper
use of the templates will be one of the major themes of the
conference lecture programme.
Other topics will include 19th century art -
a market for revival?, Old Master prints and drawings from the
Ashmolean Collection and Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin, based on a
private view of a major exhibition at the museum.
Bookings for the conference will be taken
via the conference website in due course.