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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Movers and shakers: the latest arts and antiques appointments including TEFAF Maastricht's new chair of paintings

07 June 2018

From TEFAF Maastricht and a new CEO at a US auction house to a Mod Brit specialist and a porter who used to take tea with John Major - another ATG round-up of the latest appointments.

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New boss for stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons

05 June 2018

Dealership Stanley Gibbons Group has hired Graham Elliott Shircore to push ahead with its strategy of focusing on its core business of stamps and coins and reducing its debts.

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Two positions created at LAPADA include new top spot for September fair

22 May 2018

LAPADA is recruiting for two newly created positions, one of the association’s first moves under the leadership of chief executive Freya Simms.

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Auction house movers and shakers: Dix Noonan Webb, Clevedon Salerooms, Christie's and Litchfield County

16 May 2018

Latest saleroom moves, including appointments at Dix Noonan Webb and Clevedon Salerooms.

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Movers and shakers: appointments in the auction house world

03 May 2018

A look at the latest moves in the trade.

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Freya Simms steps into top LAPADA role: "I'll ensure dealers are in a strong place with Brexit and the ivory ban looming"

30 April 2018

Former Olympia fair organiser and art market PR will head the dealer association, after the sudden departure of the previous chief.

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LAPADA welcomes new chief executive after sudden exit of previous head

30 April 2018

LAPADA has moved quickly to fill its chief executive slot, vacant after the sudden departure of the previous incumbent, by appointing art market public relations specialist Freya Simms to the role.

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Movers and shakers: latest arts and antiques appointments

17 April 2018

A look at the latest moves across the trade.


Auctioneer Richard Madley to represent Sydney firm as UK agent

09 April 2018

Richard Madley, a former director of Dreweatts, has been appointed UK agent for Sydney firm Shapiro Auctioneers, to source objects with an Australian background or provenance to be sold Down Under.


Handbags at dawn: Dispute between Christie’s and Heritage Auctions over three handbag specialists heads to US court

23 February 2018

A dispute between Dallas-based Heritage Auctions and Christie’s over the employment of Matthew Rubinger and two colleagues is heading to a US court.


TEFAF shakes up board with new appointments as Ben Janssens and James Roundell step down

23 January 2018

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), the organisation behind the TEFAF Maastricht and TEFAF New York fairs, has restructured its board of trustees and its executive committee.


New editions at Forum Auctions

13 November 2017

Forum Auctions has expanded its modern and contemporary prints and editions department with two new appointments.

Adrian Hailwood

Hailwood joins Woolley & Wallis as watch expert to boost firm's coverage of 'increasingly important' market

01 November 2017

Adrian Hailwood, former director at Fellows responsible for watches, has joined Woolley & Wallis as wristwatch specialist in the firm’s jewellery department.

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West Dean College bolsters conservation expertise with new appointments

10 October 2017

West Dean College, a centre for conservation and creative arts, has appointed two new subject leaders in clocks and metalwork.


Colnaghi hires Metropolitan Museum of Art curator to run new Manhattan gallery

27 September 2017

Old master dealership Colnaghi is to open a gallery in New York and will expand into ancient art with the hiring of a new director from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Kensington’s Cromwell Place gallery hub hires managing director to lead project

17 August 2017

The proposed Kensington gallery hub of Cromwell Place has hired a managing director to lead the project and attract tenants.

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Two appointed to co-chairman position in Christie's impressionist and modern art department

18 July 2017

Giovanna Bertazzoni and Adrien Meyer have been appointed co-chairmen of the auctioneer’s impressionist and modern art departments.


Art consultant appointed TEFAF chairman

11 July 2017

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has appointed Nanne Dekking as chairman who succeeds Willem van Roijen.


New appointment to help Phillips develop the ‘strongest contemporary department in the business’

11 July 2017

Jean-Paul Engelen of Phillips has been appointed deputy chairman, Americas.

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Bonhams promotes Merryn Schriever to lead Australia after chairman departs

23 June 2017

Bonhams has promoted Merryn Schriever to become the company’s director in Australia, following the departure of chairman Mark Fraser.