Following the success of last year’s Oxford conference for art and antiques professionals, Jeremy Lamond of Halls and Rupert Toovey of Toovey’s have announced the 2014 event will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 12-13.
The third Oxford Art & Antiques CPD Conference will follow a similar format to previous years and will be centred at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Lectures will make use of the museum's resources and collections and take place in the Headley Lecture Theatre. The ATG Media pre-dinner reception and AON Artscope black tie dinner will be held in the museum's famous Randolph Sculpture Gallery followed by traditional time at the bar. In addition to the main conference there are behind-the-scenes sessions at the Ashmolean and a visit and talk at Kelmscott Manor.
Rupert said: "Jeremy and I are delighted to welcome two sponsors to this years' conference: Antiques Trade Gazette, who have been such generous supporters of our profession over so many years and are our official media pre-dinner drinks sponsor, and our black tie dinner sponsors AON Artscope who have been leaders in the field of insurance in our sector over many years.
"Their generosity has helped us to keep costs for delegates down and made the dinner in this remarkable setting possible."
Jeremy added: "Those attending the conference have said how much they value the opportunity to spend time with their colleagues from the profession and so we are providing a sandwich lunch on Friday at the start of this year's event in addition to the black tie dinner, traditional time at the bar and the open forum."
The organisers also thanked SOFAA and NAVA for supporting this year's conference.
An 'early birds' discount of 5% is available to delegates booking throughout March.