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“This acquisition is a perfect example of the benefit to our museum of de-accessioning works rarely, if ever, seen [by the public] and qualitatively improving the collection with works which are clearly pre-eminent in their field.”

David Glasser, chairman of Ben Uri Gallery and Museum. Last year the institution sold around 500 works, and recently bought an important watercolour by Solomon Alexander Hart.

“If you have an Online Galleries website, it is quick and simple to redirect your domain name to your BADA homepage, as a temporary solution, if you are looking for an alternative service provider to build a new website.”

“Those of our members who list on the portal and/or have a website hosted by Online Galleries may need help to fill the gap it has created. We have been working hard to initiate packages and special rates specific to our members with online art specialist businesses as well as to develop and invest in LAPADA.org.”

Marco Forgione, chief executive of BADA, and Freya Simms, LAPADA chief executive, offer options to dealers following the news that dealer portal Online Galleries is to close on July 1.

“Up until now we’ve had no neoclassical works in the collection. Greyhound with Puppies fills that space and supports us in our aim to present a representative display of the western art tradition through outstanding individual examples.”

Nicola Kalinksy, director of the Barber Institute, which recently acquired a statue by Joseph Gott.

“It is very much business as usual and we are committed to developing a strong future.”

Dan Leyland of MaD Events, which has bought Birmingham’s Art and Antiques for Everyone fair.

“While consulting for Phillips during the past few years, I realized that I love being part of a team – and this is the team I’d love to be a part of.”

David Norman, former worldwide chairman of Impressionist and Modern art at Sotheby’s, who has been appointed chairman of the Americas at Phillips.


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