Coronavirus

The outbreak of coronavirus that began in China and seriously impacted many countries around the world in early 2020 led to challenging times the art and antiques industry, with numerous fairs and auctions being rescheduled and cancelled.


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Coronavirus: Two more French fairs called off this autumn plus Fine Arts Paris rescheduled

17 September 2020

Three Parisian fairs have been called off or altered due to Covid-19 concerns.

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Selling now: Exhibitors report “exciting” opening day at Petworth as dealers and buyers reunite after coronavirus lockdown

12 September 2020

Dealers at Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, the first higher-end vetted fair to take place since lockdown ended, recorded sales within minutes of opening yesterday.

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Government's latest crackdown on social gatherings does not impact trade of art and antiques

09 September 2020

The number of people allowed to meet socially is being reduced from 30 to six in England from September 14, amid a rise in coronavirus cases.

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Contemporary and Modern Art dealers switch to online to battle coronavirus impact

09 September 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, art galleries focused attention on online growth to try to mitigate the impact of closures globally.

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Coronavirus: Photo London moves online as uncertainty continues

01 September 2020

The sixth edition of Photo London is to take place as a digital event.

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ABA Firsts fair gets new autumn staging online

26 August 2020

Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair has announced a second staging for this year to take place next month.

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Government loans and grants available for commercial arts organisations

25 August 2020

The UK government has made up to £1.57bn available for commercial arts businesses which includes art and antiques galleries and fairs.

Scotland tightens the rules on face coverings at auctions

17 August 2020

The Scottish government has updated its guidance on face coverings.

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The resilient world of art and antiques auctions: UK Auctions 2020 – a report by thesaleroom.com

17 August 2020

A surge in online bidding, coupled with auctioneers’ ability to adapt quickly to changing times, has shown how robust this market can be, says John-Paul Savant, chief executive officer of Auction Technology Group

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Coronavirus: Battersea Decorative adjusts dates and adds virtual features for autumn staging

12 August 2020

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair has confirmed it will go ahead as a physical fair with new digital features.

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Welsh auction houses to continue to host virtual auctions despite room bidding now permitted

06 August 2020

The Welsh government has given auction houses the green light to open premises to the public this month.

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Government makes face-coverings mandatory at auction houses in England

05 August 2020

Wearing a face-covering when attending an auction house in England will become mandatory from Saturday August 8.

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‘Outdoor’ Petworth can go ahead in September as indoor events cancelled until October

03 August 2020

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair can go ahead as planned in September after the National Trust deemed it an ‘outdoor’ event.

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Dealers get busy and hope for August uplift as post-lockdown trade resumes

03 August 2020

Normally a quiet month, this August dealerships across the UK are reacting to a world changed by coronavirus.

Organisers frustrated by venue rules

03 August 2020

Fairs held at conference and events venues that involve more than 30 people at any one time will not be possible under government legislation until October 1.

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Temperature checks and wide aisles: Olympia unveils plans for safety at winter fair

31 July 2020

Organisers of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia have reiterated that the event will go ahead and have announced measures to ensure safety for visitors and exhibitors.

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Coronavirus: Adams fairs and IACF postpone London events under government regulations

28 July 2020

Two more UK fair organisers have called off events as the closure of conference and event venues has been prolonged.

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Penman calls off Petersfield fair in September

24 July 2020

The Petersfield Antiques Fair, which was scheduled to take place this autumn, has been called off.

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Two more Galloway Fairs cancelled due to coronavirus

23 July 2020

Galloway Fairs has called off two upcoming events due to continuing complications over coronavirus.

Welsh auction houses must wait to fully reopen – but online trading continues

20 July 2020

Although auction house premises in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland can (under restrictions) be open to the public, the official green light is yet to be received in Wales.

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