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.

Now François Tajan joins ArtCurial

24 May 2005

François Tajan, who quit as chairman of Tajan SA, the firm founded by his father Jacques, at the end of March, has joined Paris rivals ArtCurial.

Brooke hands over to Rawlings at BADA

19 April 2005

Baroness Rawlings of Burnham Westgate has accepted the invitation of the British Antique Dealers’ Association to become their new president. She will replace Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville who has filled the role since 1995.


Rosebery’s duo leave for French château

04 April 2005

TWO long-term directors of auctioneers Rosebery's are to leave southeast London to pursue a career offering antiques themed breaks from a Pyrenean château.

Palm Beach team step up

16 March 2005

THE management team of IFAE’s Palm Beach shows is to take on new responsibilities as Lorenzo Rudolf takes on a new role in the organisation.


Atkins moves too...

01 March 2005

LAST week I reported how Kensington porcelain specialist Simon Spero was moving following the termination of his lease.

Now Tajan son quits

28 February 2005

François Tajan, chairman and principal auctioneer of Tajan SA, France’s leading auction firm for many years, is quitting the company and will leave at the end of April.

Linley joins Christie’s

24 February 2005

VISCOUNT Linley has joined Christie’s as a non-executive director.


Double makeover for The Fine Art Society

14 February 2005

The venerable Mayfair dealership The Fine Art Society, whose Bond Street premises are currently undergoing stage two of a refurbishment, has announced two youthful appointments to its board of directors.

Scottish rep for LAPADA

07 February 2005

Edinburgh dealer John Dixon of Georgian Antiques has joined the LAPADA board of directors.

Texting brings antiques industry recruitment into the 21st century

20 October 2004

SMS texting is the latest innovation for matching candidates with new career opportunities in the art and antiques trade.

Two snapshots at Christie’s

13 July 2004

CHRISTIE'S have strengthened their photography and 20th century design team by appointing Joshua Holdeman, formerly international director of photographs at Phillips, de Pury & Co.

Jewellery is new setting for Alison to organise

06 February 2004

THE country’s premier dedicated trade jewellery show International Jewellery London has appointed Alison Marshall as their new organising manager.

New chief wanted for Bonhams Knightsbridge

12 January 2004

UK: BONHAMS are advertising for a new managing director for their Knightsbridge rooms following the announcement that James Knight is now to head their Bond Street operation. The vacancy has been created as part of a wider reshuffle to allow group managing director Malcolm Barber to concentrate on building business in the United States.

Amsterdam boss to quit

09 December 2003

John van Schaik, managing director of Sotheby’s Amsterdam, has chosen to step down from his current position at the end of this year. Instrumental in developing Sotheby’s Amsterdam from a local Dutch operation into Sotheby’s main continental auction house, turning over €50m in 2003, Mr van Schaik oversaw a period of major growth and the move of operations from the centre of Amsterdam to its current premises in the south of the Dutch capital.

John Newgas to quit as LAPADA chief executive

02 December 2003

JOHN Newgas has announced his decision to step down as chief executive of LAPADA, the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers, at the end of December.

Sotheby’s name new France head

10 November 2003

Sotheby’s have appointed their current German chief, Philipp Wurttemberg, to succeed Laure de Beauvau Craon as head of Sotheby’s France. M. Wurttemberg will start in the job in January 2004, while continuing as managing director of Sotheby’s Germany, a post he has held since 1999.

Osenat now leads the French auctioneers

23 October 2003

Fontainebleau auctioneer Jean-Pierre Osenat, 57, has replaced ArtCurial’s Hervé Poulain as head of France’s auctioneers’ association, the Syndicat National des Maisons de Ventes Volontaires (SYMEV).

Two in five job candidates are prepared to quit industry to secure future

29 September 2003

CAREER progression is more important to those looking for jobs in the art and antiques sector than how much they earn. But over 40 per cent would consider leaving the industry altogether if they lost their jobs in order to gain security for themselves and their families.

Gérard is the way ahead

23 September 2003

The energetic organisers of ART COLOGNE, Koelnmesse, have beefed up their team with the appointment last week of Gérard Andrew Goodrow, 39, as fair director, a new post. He should be happily settled in by the end of October when the next ART COLOGNE opens.

800 eBay jobs set for Dublin

22 September 2003

Online auctioneer eBay will create up to 800 new jobs in Dublin as they expand their European operations. The San Francisco-based company will locate the European headquarters for their PayPal Internet payment unit in west Dublin and will also open a second European customer support centre.