Education and Training

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

Book of the Year......

09 December 2003

Burleigh: The Story of a Pottery by Julie McKeown, published by Richard Dennis Publications. ISBN 0903685809 £45hb

SOFAA welcomes students

17 November 2003

SOUTHAMPTON Institute is looking forward to a brighter future after the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers confirmed approval of the BA (FAV) degree course and launched student membership.

Scholarship boost for clock restoration

29 October 2003

A FORMER teacher has won a £6750 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to enable him to take a unique antique clock restoration course. Brian Coles, aged 53, pictured right, taught geography and geology for 22 years, latterly at a large South Wales comprehensive school, where he was also head of year.

…about those who liked to be beside the sea

24 October 2003

Creating A Splash: The St Ives Society of Artists – The First 25 years (1927-1952) by David Tovey, published by Wilson Books, 11-13 Mill Bank, Tewkesbury, Glos GL20 5SD. Tel: 01684 850898 email: ISBN 0953836339 £35 sb

For those who liked to be beside the seaside…

24 October 2003

Mauchline Ware: A Collector’s Guide by David Trachtenberg and Thomas Keith, published by the Antique Collectors’ Club. ISBN 1851493921. £35 hb

Bertie, Betty and their Boho life in a caravan

24 October 2003

Ethelbert White (1891-1972): Painter Printmaker by Hilary Chapman, published by Primrose Hill Press Ltd, Stratton Audley Park, Bicester, Oxon OX27 9AB ISBN 190264834 6 £29.85 hb

Art market diploma set up

14 October 2003

THE Wallace Collection have gone into partnership with French art training provider IESA to develop a postgraduate diploma in the History and Business of Art and Collecting.

Bound to sell, a catalogue winner

09 October 2003

ONE of the best-known figures at quality fairs, Marlborough, Wiltshire period furniture specialist William Cook has just published his third catalogue, and I must say it is as good an example of its type as I have seen all year. Not only is it superbly produced with excellent illustrations, but Billy Cook’s long captions are an informative and enjoyable read.

Your guide to the guides by our guide

30 September 2003

Miller’s Price Guide 2004: 25th Anniversary Edition, published by Miller’s. ISBN 1840008318 £24.99hb Antiques Price Guide 2004 by Judith Miller, published by Dorling Kindersley ISBN 1405300051 £22.99hb

Inspired printing in print at last

30 September 2003

Originality and Initiative: The Arts and Crafts Archives at Cheltenham, edited by Mary Greensted and Sophia Wilson, published by Lund Humphries in association with Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum. ISBN 0853318735 £25sb

Cracking the Victorian glass system

30 September 2003

Victorian Decorative Glass: British Designs 1850-1914 by Mervyn Gulliver, published by Schiffer Books, distributed by Bushwood Books. ISBN 0764315988 £59.95

…but all that glisters is not necessarily gilt

10 September 2003

Costume Jewellery by Judith Miller with John Wainwright, published by Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1405300140 £20hb (pub. date October 2).

Gilt-edged ormolu security...

10 September 2003

Matthew Boulton: Ormolu by Nicholas Goodison, published by Christie’s and available from the Antique Collectors’Club. Tel: 01394 389950 ISBN 0903432706 £85hb

Medals honoured in new reference ‘bible’

20 August 2003

Italian Medals – c.1530-1600 by Philip Attwood, British Museum Press. £250 hb, two volumes. ISBN 01741 08618. Available from Oxbow (+ 44 [0]1865 241249) or Thomas Heneage Art Books, 42 Duke Street, London SW1 6DJ (+ 44 [0]20 7930 9223.

Arms and arcana

20 August 2003

Craft and Conflict: Masonic Trench Art and Military Memorabilia by Mark JR Dennis and Nicholas Saunders, published by Savannah Publications in association with The Library and Museum of Freemasonry. ISBN 1902366166. From bookshops or from the Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ at £8.75 including p&p. Phone orders on 020 7395 9329 (Mon-Fri).

Superbly simple – simply superb

20 August 2003

Windsor Chairs: An Illustrated Celebration by Michael Harding-Hill, published by the Antique Collectors Club. ISBN1851494294 £25hb

More useful tips but still a bit patronising

20 August 2003

Miller’s Price Guide 2003: Antiques Under £1000, published by Miller’s. ISBN 184000603X £16.99pb

Where it all started

20 August 2003

Cullercoats: A North-East Colony of Artists, by Laura Newton with Abigail Booth Gerdts, published by Sansom & Company with the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. ISBN 1904537014 £19.99 sb

Picture perfect

31 July 2003

The 1920s Scrapbook, compiled by Robert Opie, published by New Cavendish Books on September 8. ISBN 1872727948 £14.95hb

Herbert undraped

31 July 2003

Herbert Draper 1863-1920: A Life Study by Simon Toll, published by the Antique Collectors Club. ISBN 1851493786 £35hb