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LAPADA has historically created forums with other trade associations, such as the West of England Antique Dealers Association and the Cotswold Antique Dealers Association. However the partnership between the two London-based organisations marks LAPADA’s first for several years.

“The support of art dealers’ enterprises is increasingly vital in a rapidly evolving world,” said Susan Mumford founder and CEO of AWAD.

Mumford cited LAPADA’s annual fair and AWAD’s “focus on peer-to-peer networking” as two major advantages for the new collaboration.

Benefits of the partnership are effective immediately and have already been announced to members. 

“Attracting a wider representation of female dealers is something we support,” said Rebecca Davies, CEO of LAPADA.  

“We look forward to working together and encouraging collaborations between the two groups,” Mumford added.