Gaining employment in the art and antiques can come through a variety of routes, from taking academic courses, starting out as a saleroom porter or simply starting up a new dealership.  

According to the Art Basel UBS global art market report for 2017, the combined employment in the dealer and auction sectors worldwide is around three million.

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New head of Swann Galleries among latest Movers & Shakers

20 June 2024

The latest jobs news across the world of art and antiques.


Browne steps down as executive chairman of BAMF after 28 years

17 June 2024

Anthony Browne, executive chairman of the British Art Market Federation (BAMF) since its founding in 1996, is to stand down at the end of the month. While he will remain with the association as president, his successor will be the art lawyer Martin Wilson.

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Jobs to be cut across the big London auction firms

10 June 2024

Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams are all undertaking rounds of redundancies.


Jonathan Pratt joins Berkshire firm Dawsons

20 May 2024

Dawsons Auctioneers has appointed Jonathan Pratt as managing director.

Vicki Wonfor

New boss for auction firms Dreweatts and Forum Auctions

15 May 2024

The parent company of auction houses Dreweatts and Forum Auctions has appointed a new chief executive.

Ben Griffiths

Ben Griffiths joins the Roseberys top team

06 May 2024

South London auction house Roseberys has appointed a new member to its leadership team following the departure of joint managing director Vicki Wonfor after 15 years with the firm.

New hires

New faces at Roseberys and Heritage Auctions are among the latest Movers & Shakers

03 May 2024

The latest jobs news across the world of art and antiques.


Roseberys' MD Vicki Wonfor leaves after 15 years at the auction house

29 April 2024

Roseberys’ managing director Vicki Wonfor has left the south London auction house after 15 years at the firm.

Movers & Shakers

Promotions, hires and expansion from Cumbria to the Cotswolds and Norfolk to Dorset

04 April 2024

The latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques sector

Nicholas Cullinan

British Museum hires new director

28 March 2024

Dr Nicholas Cullinan OBE has been appointed as the new director of the British Museum.

New hires

New joiners at Lyon & Turnbull and Chiswick Auctions and an expanding trainee scheme at Woolley & Wallis

28 March 2024

A round up of movers and shakers across the art and antiques sector

The Treasure House Fair

The Treasure House Fair bolsters international expertise with new recruit from New York’s The Winter Show

26 March 2024

The Treasure House Fair has hired US fairs specialist Helen Allen as its development director.

New hires

Entertainment memorabilia expansion for Sotheby’s plus other hires across the world of art and antiques

28 February 2024

The latest round up of Movers and Shakers at auction houses, dealers and dealer associations.

Louise Phillips

Gallant leaves BADA management role

26 February 2024

Ashley Gallant has left her role as managing director of The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA).

People moves

New hires, promotions and expansions across antiques dealers and auction houses

07 February 2024

Movers and Shakers across the world of art and antiques.

New recruits

New faces at auction houses in the UK and overseas

25 January 2024

A new director at a West Sussex firm and expansion in Sheffield are among the latest Movers & Shakers across the world of art and antiques.

Izzie Balmer

Latest hires, appointments and jobs news from around the world of art and antiques

16 January 2024

Movers and Shakers across auction houses, fairs and a law firm.

Jussi Pylkkänen

Pylkkänen steps down from the Christie’s rostrum for the final time

18 December 2023

Christie’s latest series of ‘Classic Week’ auctions were the last conducted by global president and lead auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen before leaving the company to become an independent art adviser.

Henry Wikeley

Auction house Duke’s opens London office

11 December 2023

Duke’s Auctioneers of Dorchester is opening a consignment office on Hans Road in London’s Knightsbridge.

Paul Martin

New joiners and relocations – a round up of Movers and Shakers

14 November 2023

The latest jobs news and gallery and saleroom moves across the world of art and antiques