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.

BADA appoint new fair manager

08 July 2015

The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair has announced the appointment of Madeleine Williams as fair manager.

ATG appoints new editor

22 June 2015

Noelle McElhatton has been appointed editor of Antiques Trade Gazette, replacing Ivan Macquisten who has left the magazine to establish a media consultancy.

What the great role swap at the top means for Sotheby’s and Christie’s

24 March 2015

COMMENT: One is a marketing expert from outside the industry with a background in the media, luxury and entertainment sectors, the other is a career auction house professional with decades of service at the same company under his belt.

Sotheby's name Tad Smith as new president and CEO

16 March 2015

Sotheby’s have appointed Tad Smith, aged 49, as president and chief executive officer, effective March 31, 2015.

New appointments at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

09 February 2015

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, part of the Stanley Gibbons/Noble Investment stable of companies, have boosted their expertise further with a recruitment drive.

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TEFAF appoints new head

20 January 2015

After 17 years as managing director of TEFAF Maastricht, Paul Hustinx will step down shortly after this year’s fair to be replaced by new chief executive officer Patrick van Maris.

Pylkkänen and Brooks to steer Christie’s with Barbizet

22 December 2014

Christie’s have announced two new appointments at the top of the company.

Fair directors step down to pursue new Frieze projects

26 September 2014

The founders of Frieze, Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, are to step down as directors of the contemporary fairs Frieze London and Frieze New York to “focus on developing new projects for the organisation”.

Dolman to take over as chairman and CEO at Phillips

28 April 2014

Christie's former chief executive Edward Dolman is to become chairman and chief executive officer of Phillips this summer.

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LAPADA name new chief executive

25 April 2014

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, have appointed Rebecca Davies as their new chief executive following the resignation of Sarah Percy-Davis in December.

Cappellazo to leave Christie’s

23 December 2013

Amy Cappellazzo will leave Christie’s after the London auctions in February to pursue her career outside the company.

Percy-Davis to stand down at LAPADA

23 December 2013

LAPADA chief executive Sarah Percy-Davis has announced that she is to step down from her post next year largely because of family commitments.

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Barker steps in as Meyer quits Sotheby’s

29 November 2013

Oliver Barker is to take over responsibility for evening Contemporary art sales for Sotheby’s in New York and London following the departure of Tobias Meyer.

Bonhams promote Yip to UK board

28 October 2013

Bonhams have promoted Suzannah Yip to the UK Board of Directors with immediate effect.

Sotheby’s unveil team for new London gallery

16 October 2013

Sotheby’s have appointed Fru Tholstrup as director of their new London S|2 gallery, to oversee the running and strategy behind this new purpose-built space for private selling exhibitions of Contemporary Art in Mayfair.

Sotheby’s lose CFO

04 October 2013

Sotheby’s have announced that William S. Sheridan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the company after 17 years.

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Carless succeeds Viney at SOFAA

08 July 2013

At the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers biennial dinner at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge Paul Viney of Woolley & Wallis officially handed over the chairmanship of the association to Helen Carless, managing director of Lawrences Crewkerne.

Bailey to run online saleroom but keeps a role at Sotheby’s

19 March 2013

George Bailey, one of Sotheby’s leading figures, with over 34 years experience at the auction house, has taken a step outside the company by launching an online-only auction house this month.

Eric Knowles joins Dreweatts and Bloomsbury

18 February 2013

Eric Knowles has joined the team at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions as a consultant.

Masterpiece pick new CEO for modern focus

21 January 2013

‘Masterpiece London’ has appointed Nazy Vassegh as chief executive with immediate effect. This is a newly created position at the fair and, according to a statement released last week, Nazy’s role will be to build and develop the fair’s brand both nationally and internationally.