Events and conferences

Industry events for the art and antiques trade are often organised by dealer and auctioneer associations but others are managed independently and operate as commercial enterprises.


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Visions of East Anglia – and Venice – at selling exhibition

01 June 2020

This pastel of Venice by Leonard Squirrell (1893-1979) forms part of an online exhibition that features him and two other contemporaries also from Suffolk, Harry Becker (1865-1928) and George Thomas Rope (1846-1929).

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Georges Folmer’s online retrospective

01 June 2020

'Composition bleue' (1940-42), an oil by French artist Georges Folmer (1895-1977), is on offer at Waterhouse & Dodd’s online retrospective 'Il n’y a pas de hasard en Art'.

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London Art Week prepares for record participation this summer

30 May 2020

London Art Week is set to have record participation this summer as it launches an altered, online-focused format.

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From Roman fragments to jigsaws: dealers sell for charity

11 May 2020

Dealers might not be on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis but many are trying to do their bit through charity sales. Here is a quick look at some of the businesses pledging proceeds to good causes.

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Supreme pair of wartime printmakers featured at Osborne Samuel

11 May 2020

Two of the most sought-after British artists of the First World War, Paul Nash and CRW Nevinson, are celebrated in an online exhibition at Osborne Samuel this month.

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Campaign furniture exhibition keeps trade on the move during lockdown

11 May 2020

Virtual exhibition showcases more than 80 items designed to be portable and flexible

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Christie’s and China Guardian team up for series of autumn sales and events in Shanghai

07 May 2020

Auction house Christie’s and China Guardian have teamed up to create a series of sales, exhibitions and events in Shanghai in September.

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London rare book fair 'Firsts' cancelled and digital event to be launched

05 May 2020

'Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair 2020', has been cancelled for the summer and will instead be replaced with a digital version.

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Brighten up your home and support charity with art dealers' offerings

27 April 2020

The last few weeks of lockdown may have left you wishing you could do more to fight coronavirus. Or they may have left you feeling like that blank stretch of wall in the living room could really do with brightening up.

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Dealers come up with tech solutions to display an exhibition no visitors can now attend

27 April 2020

'Calyx (Blue)', a 1951 textile by Lucienne Day (1917-2010), sprouts with Modernist forms. Its colourful, flower-like shapes hint at the mobiles of Alexander Calder or the biomorphs of Joan Miro.

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Charles II era purse stars in US online show

20 April 2020

Following the raft of recent Covid-19 cancellations, The Antique Dealers’ Association of America (ADA) is seeking to help its members with an online antiques exhibition.

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Catalogue for Bowes Museum show on history British antiques dealing made freely available

20 April 2020

The catalogue for the exhibition 'Sold! The Great British Antiques Story', which took place last year at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, County Durham, has been made freely available in its PDF format.

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Invent, innovate, be in touch: How the trade is responding to the coronvirus alert with fresh online formats

06 April 2020

Dealers and trade bodies have been adapting to the new normal caused by coronavirus. For most this means isolated living and remote transactions. However, in a spirit of energy and invention, traders are finding new ways to promote both their stock and their brands online.

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Dealer launches selling exhibition in support of the NHS

04 April 2020

London’s James Hyman Gallery has launched an online selling show in support of the NHS.

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Many ways to buy from annual St Ives show

23 March 2020

An exhibition of St Ives Modernism is to go ahead with all works available online.

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Ceramics show provides a more accessible Picasso price

16 March 2020

Representing around 25 years of the artist’s output, the ceramic creations of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) represent a popular collecting field.

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Sim Fine Art offers rediscovered works by wartime hospital artist

16 March 2020

Dealer’s London exhibition showcases the ‘exceptional’ but forgotten work of Paul Drury.

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Growth in second-hand will ‘skyrocket’, conference hears

09 March 2020

The art and antiques trade should be able to tap into the desire by younger people to buy second-hand, delegates of the latest LAPADA Conference were told.

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Toys, trifles and trinkets in St James’s

09 March 2020

A rare Chelsea bodkin case in the form of a cauliflower spear is among the objects on offer at the Albert Amor exhibition 'Toys and Trifles', featuring a single-owner collection built up over 20 years.

Discover royal bedroom secrets with the help of Haughton

09 March 2020

Forget Harry and Meghan: go back in time to explore the private lives of historic royals at The Haughton International Seminar, which returns this summer.

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