Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
Minister promises 'balance' in the application of ivory regulations04 September 2018
The UK government will ensure that ivory regulations are balanced and with "appropriate exemptions", the new Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism told an art market conference this week.
Dealers ‘must prepare for digital VAT reporting’03 September 2018
BADA and LAPADA have alerted their members that any business with an annual taxable turnover more than the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) should keep digital records.
ATG’s Chippendale news story: media reaction03 September 2018
Our story last week revealed that ivory elements of an important piece of Chippendale furniture, the Rowland Winn commode made c.1766, were removed for its appearance at a Christie’s auction earlier this year, the commode having been imported from the US.
Trump’s Chinese art tax ‘would hit small dealers’, culture lawyer tells US government officials27 August 2018
A leading US culture lawyer has testified at Washington, DC trade hearings about how a Chinese art import tariff would have a negative effect on small and medium-sized US dealers.
US lawyer argues art market’s case against President Trump’s Chinese tariff21 August 2018
A leading art market lawyer is among more than 300 US business chiefs, legal experts and trade bodies attending hearings in Washington, DC this week to argue against the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on Chinese imports into the US.
Single place left in NAVA’s novice auctioneer event that for last year's winner, "completely transformed" her career20 August 2018
Auctioneers with less than 12 months’ selling experience are being urged to apply to enter the NAVA PropertyMark ‘Novice Auctioneer of the Year’ competition.
US and UK trade unite to oppose 25% tariff threat in Trump's trade war13 August 2018
Dealers and auctioneers in the US and UK are mobilising in the hope of removing works of art from the thousands of items caught up in the escalating US-China trade war.
BADA dealers publish open letter in Antiques Trade Gazette to urge sign-ups to ivory ban petition13 August 2018
Dealers Alastair Gibson and Laura Bordignon have taken an advertisement in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette calling on the trade to petition the government to widen the ‘de minimus’ exemption for antique ivory objects in a forthcoming law that will restrict their trade.
Comment: Trade is putting up a good fight against Trump’s tariff13 August 2018
The US-China trade war, previously the stuff of new technology, heavy industry and agribusiness, has now opened a new front: cultural heritage. The threat of a 25% tariff on imported Chinese art and antiques will soon be discussed in Washington, DC.
Mealy’s Fine Art ceases trading after 84 years in Kilkenny13 August 2018
One of Ireland’s leading provincial auction houses, Mealy’s Fine Art of Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, has ceased trading after 84 years.
End of an era in Irish auctioneering as Mealy’s Fine Art closes its doors07 August 2018
One of Ireland’s leading provincial auctioneers, Mealy’s Fine Art of Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, has ceased to trade after 84 years as its principal, George Mealy Snr, has decided to retire from auctioneering.
More UK auction houses join Asian festival16 July 2018
Asian Art in London, the event that promotes London as the centre of the global Asian art trade, has increased the number of its auction house participants for the 21st edition (November 1-10).
New culture minister urged to introduce digital export licences16 July 2018
New culture minister Jeremy Wright, appointed after a Cabinet reshuffle prompted by the resignation of David Davis and Boris Johnson, is being asked to prioritise the introduction of digital export licences for art works in time for Brexit.
New culture minister urged to digitise export licences for art works12 July 2018
New culture minister Jeremy Wright, appointed this week after a Cabinet reshuffle prompted by the resignation of David Davis and Boris Johnson, is being asked to prioritise the introduction of digital export licences for art works in time for Brexit.
Bronzed in London: sculptures take centre stage as heat rises during capital’s big sales week09 July 2018
Important works of European sculpture were stars of the London auction season’s highpoint last week.
Counsel says wait for ivory challenge02 July 2018
Trade bodies seeking to legally challenge the government’s plan for a near-total UK ban on the sale of ivory have been told they must wait until the bill receives Royal Assent.
New LAPADA chief Freya Simms outlines what dealer members can expect during her tenure18 June 2018
Public relations and fairs specialist Freya Simms is a mere two weeks into the job as chief executive of dealer body LAPADA but has hit the ground running.
Trade associations press ahead with legal challenge as ivory bill published28 May 2018
The art and antiques trade associations are in a race against time in their bid to challenge aspects of the government’s planned ivory ban. The bill was published last week, earlier than expected.
Masterpiece London 2018 – Capital gains from cross-collecting ethos24 May 2018
Masterpiece chairman Philip Hewat-Jaboor tells ATG how vital London is to the cross-collecting fair’s future
London calling as the 2018 summer season gets underway24 May 2018
What does the art and antiques season of London Summer mean to you?