Education and Training

University courses and professional training for the art and antiques industry. 


Lucy Gregory makes NAVA final

29 October 2018

An auctioneer from Dreweatts made the final of this year’s NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year competition.

George Soper

Fundraising plea to build Suffolk gallery for archive of artworks by Enid Blyton illustrator and her family

23 October 2018

A charitable trust formed to promote the art of The Soper Family is seeking funding to build a home for the archive.

Ina Kok

Dutch scholar awarded prestigious bookseller prize for work on woodcuts from incunabula in the Low Countries

27 April 2018

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) has announced the winner of the 17th Breslauer Prize for Bibliography.

West Dean

West Dean College as announces 10-year plan including buildings project and rebranding

10 November 2017

West Dean College has been rebranded West Dean College of Arts and Conservation as it embarks on a £25m growth plan to increase intake and support students in developing their portfolios.

BADA Friends

Young blood in demand at BADA networking event

08 September 2017

The British Antiques Dealers’ Association (BADA) hopes to attract new members and young people to the world of art and antiques with a series of events.


Silver swan talk glides into West Dean’s art festival

22 May 2017

An 18th century silver mechanical lifesize musical swan that catches a fish out of a crystal stream entranced Mark Twain when he saw it an exhibition in Paris in 1867.

Conservation student

Heritage association warns UK traditional crafts are endangered

05 May 2017

A project was launched last week to assess the viability of the UK’s traditional heritage crafts.


Christie’s Education to move across London to South Kensington

23 November 2016

Christie’s Education, the educational arm of the auction house, plans to relocate to the firm’s South Kensington saleroom.


New bibliophile society launched for aspiring book collectors - and three tips for getting started

26 October 2016

A new group for book collectors and enthusiasts is set to launch at the University of London this Friday.

Schools policy risks future of arts and crafts say West Dean director

30 June 2014

The school curriculum needs to focus more on arts and crafts if the creative industries are to have a future in the UK. So says the director of education at West Dean in West Sussex.

Response to NAVA courses indicates demand for knowledge

10 March 2014

In 2013 NAVA ran its first course for Valuers & Auctioneers of Chattels and its fourth competition for Young Auctioneer of the Year.


University provides jobs for graduates to gain conservation experience

15 October 2012

Graduates of Buckingham University’s Furniture Conservation, Restoration and Decorative Arts courses can now turn to their tutors for work.


Students get creative to help West Dean

30 April 2012

STUDENTS from West Dean College near Chichester will offer their work at auction to raise funds to supplement the college’s bursary and scholarship schemes.

Clock on at West Dean

22 October 2010

WEST Dean College are to launch a ‘Conservation for horologists’ course next May.

Glasgow gives a future to textile conservation

29 April 2010

A NEW textile conservation centre – the first of its kind in the UK – is to be established at the University of Glasgow.

Legal seminars to tackle looted art issues

17 November 2008

SPECIALIST New York lawyer Charles Goldstein and academic Mara Wantuch will be exploring the issue of Holocaust-related assets in a seminar at the Notre Dame Law Centre in London on November 19.

New evening course on porcelain

27 October 2008

Auction Atrium are to hold a two-part evening course on English and Continental Porcelain.

New course for fine art career hopefuls

20 October 2008

Help is at hand for well-heeled jobseekers intent on gaining an entry into the art world. Sophie Macpherson Fine Art Recruitment and Consultancy, together with Virginia Sykes-Wright, project director of Asian Art in London, have developed a new Fine Art Careers Course designed to help people break into a highly competitive employment marketplace.

New university course for auctioneers

13 October 2008

The University of Wolverhampton have announced they will launch a new two-year Foundation Degree in Auctioneering and Valuation in February 2009.

Lawyer alerts industry to unwitting bribe risk

07 July 2008

AUCTIONEERS at the latest Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA) seminar were visibly shocked as they learnt how easy it is to become an unwitting party to a bribe.