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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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.

Gander & White’s lorry

Logistics and delivery firms say business is slowly getting better

24 May 2021

Green issues are coming to the fore but the focus for art and antiques delivery firms in the past year has been dealing with Brexit and the pandemic.

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht cancelled for 2021

20 May 2021

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

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Cotswold group returns with Instagram flower show as dealers predict ‘Insta fairs’ are here to stay

15 May 2021

Instagram showcases are remaining popular with art and antiques dealers despite the reopening of physical events and shops.

Octagon Hall

French and Irish events to reopen as indoor fairs in England resume next week

10 May 2021

The restrictions operating during the latest lockdowns are continuing to ease in countries including France and the Republic of Ireland.

Chelsea's Saatchi Gallery

London fairs return as lockdown eases

26 April 2021

London indoor fair organisers have begun to announce dates for later this year.

Portobello Road Market

Art and antiques return to Portobello Road as restrictions lift

19 April 2021

Up and down the country antiques markets, shops and centres were able to reopen last week.

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Kempton back with a bang – and entrance fees

19 April 2021

Sunbury Antiques Market, better known simply as Kempton due to its Surrey racecourse location, last week became the first open-air fair to return after the most recent lockdown.

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Events held outside are relaunching after the latest easing of lockdown restrictions

19 April 2021

The start of May is likely to be a busy period with outside fairs and markets opening up around England and Wales after a protracted lockdown hibernation. Here is a snapshot of a few of them.

TEFAF New York

TEFAF rethinks New York event

13 April 2021

The organiser of art and antiques fairs 'TEFAF Maastricht' and 'TEFAF New York' has changed the frequency and focus of the American event.

Sunbury Antiques fair at Kempton Park Racecourse

Shops and antiques centres open doors again this week

12 April 2021

Antiques shops and centres, auction houses and outdoor markets will welcome customers back to their premises in England and Wales this week.

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