Coronavirus

The outbreak of coronavirus from early 2020 led to challenging times for the art and antiques industry, with numerous fairs, exhibitions and auctions being rescheduled or cancelled, and dealerships and centres having to close temporarily.


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TEFAF to clash with Masterpiece London in busy June schedule

24 January 2022

The June calendar for art and antiques fairs is filling up as TEFAF revealed new dates.

TEFAF Maastricht

June fair calendar fills up as TEFAF reveals new date

18 January 2022

TEFAF Maastricht has announced a new date following its postponement in March.

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The Winter Show must go on – later

10 January 2022

Dealers on both sides of the Atlantic are hopeful 'The Winter Show' in New York will take place in the spring, after its January staging was postponed at the eleventh hour.

The Winter Show 2020

New York’s The Winter Show postponed

04 January 2022

A major US art and antiques fair has become the latest event to be postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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2022: Fingers crossed for the new year

20 December 2021

Hopes of an easier year seemed rather optimistic as 2021 opened but despite the pandemic disruption many art and antiques firms were able to do surprisingly good business…however, Omicron could put another spanner in the works as 2022 looms

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht 2022 fair postponed due to “global volatility” of pandemic

16 December 2021

Organisers The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) announced the March 2022 edition of the Maastricht fair has been postponed.

Boris Johnson

Face coverings compulsory in auction houses and art and antiques shops in England

30 November 2021

Government measures have come into force in England making face coverings compulsory in retail venues and public transport from today (November 30).

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Brought out from a deep freeze

27 September 2021

Following two years of enforced online activity only, art fair makes its long-awaited return

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Lockdown restrictions easing in Scotland and Wales welcomed by art and antiques sector

14 August 2021

The relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in Scotland and Wales will enable the return of art and antiques events.

B2B Edinburgh postponed due to 'too much uncertainty'

09 August 2021

B2B Events has confirmed that its antiques, vintage and collectors’ fairs held in Edinburgh at the Royal Highland Centre will not be running this year.

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Staycations are boosting local antiques centres

26 July 2021

Uncertainty still affects fairs but antiques centres are benefiting from extra visitors

Lawrences

Consequences of self-isolation for businesses

22 July 2021

Art and antiques businesses are being impacted by staff shortages due to self-isolation requirements relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kempton antiques fair

Coronavirus rules relax but mask wearing to be the norm at antiques events

19 July 2021

Larger indoor fairs can go ahead in England now that coronavirus restrictions have been relaxed but many firms will retain coronavirus measures.

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Christie’s says Asian buyers now dominant

19 July 2021

Asian buyers have become the dominant force at the top end of the auction market, according to Christie’s.

Kempton

England relaxes coronavirus restrictions but recommendations remain in place

14 July 2021

The UK government has confirmed that from July 19 in England many of the coronavirus restrictions will be relaxed.

Covid easing delays impact event planning

28 June 2021

Pauses to lockdown easing across the UK may affect plans for larger art and antiques events, fairs and markets in the coming weeks, while in Ireland a lifting of restrictions has begun.

Battersea fair

Battersea decorative fair returns this autumn

12 June 2021

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is returning to its home in Battersea Park this autumn.

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Petworth fair: 'People are absolutely gagging to take part'

07 June 2021

Dealers eager to attend Petworth event say online is fine but they miss contact with the public

LAPADA Fair

Dealer association LAPADA cancels autumn fair due to ongoing coronavirus impact

27 May 2021

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair usually held in the autumn in London’s Berkeley Square has been cancelled for a second year running.

Palais Brongniart

Maastricht fair ‘online only’ for 2021 but French fairs plan to go ahead

24 May 2021

TEFAF Maastricht 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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