Organisations

Trade organisations play an important role in the art and antiques market. Their remit may include lobbying, communicating information to members, offering professional development and qualifications, organising events, setting standards and ensuring adherence to them.

Other organisations listed in this section perform different functions such as providing online marketplaces, education or supplying other services to the art and antiques trade.

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Dealer marketplace reveals design trends survey

07 December 2022

Online dealer portal 1stDibs revealed pastels, green and chintz are in, but grey and white are out for 2023, according to interior designers.

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Merchant takes BADA role

28 November 2022

The BADA Friends has appointed Nicholas Merchant as new northern regional ambassador.

Gemma Sudlow

Expansion and hires including Hindman to open a New York saleroom

22 November 2022

Hindman launching in New York and Sotheby’s expanding in Asia are among the latest updates across the world of art and antiques.

LAPADA Fair

LAPADA fair to make 2023 comeback

21 November 2022

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, London, will return next year.

Julian Radcliffe

Plea for professional body to boost standard of condition reports

21 November 2022

Forensic and scientific expertise recommended when it comes to condition reports and verification of attribution.

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Fair report: Cotswold event has high-end appeal

31 October 2022

Vetted fair may be compact in scale but still packs a punch

Chinese jardiniere

Walpole’s cat-killing fish bowl returns to Strawberry Hill

24 October 2022

A Chinese jardiniere once used as a fish bowl by Horace Walpole (1717-97) is to return to his Strawberry Hill home.

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ATG Letter: ‘Antique’ listing – if you want a VAT refund from eBay you’re at the mercy of the seller

17 October 2022

I note in ATG No 2560 David Penney’s letter regarding eBay’s import duty charges on antique items.

The Apothecaries’ Hall

Discover how scientific forensic analysis helps the art world

13 October 2022

A conference organised by The Art Loss Register will focus on forensic science and technology and its use in the art world.

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Compton Verney CADA delights

10 October 2022

Showcase for Cotswolds dealers and guests takes place at arts and antiques exhibitions hub

BADA Week

BADA reels in eager visitors

26 September 2022

The British Antique Dealers' Association's special week of events involves both online and gallery exhibitions.

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SOFAA crew back on board at yacht club

26 September 2022

Auctioneers and their guests headed to the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers’ (SOFAA) dinner held recently at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge.

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UK buyer sought for Arctic exploration flag from Captain Henry Kellett

06 September 2022

A flag from polar explorer Captain Henry Kellett (1806-1875) has been barred from export in the hope £120,000 can be raised to keep it in the UK.

New hires

New faces including at Catherine Southon Auctioneers, Olympia Auctions and LAPADA

18 August 2022

The latest appointments and moves across auction houses, dealers and associations.

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BADA Friends supports contemporary museum acquisition

16 August 2022

The Friends of the BADA has given £500 to support the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in the acquisition of a new work.

Anti-money laundering

Banks close down client accounts for some smaller auction houses due to anti-money laundering rules

15 August 2022

Chattels auction houses operating at the lower end of the market are being told to close client accounts as the banking sector tightens its rules.

La fête de l’amitie

Firsts book fair racks up many extra dealers

15 August 2022

Firsts: London’s Rare Books Fair has added an impressive 49 dealers to the roster for its 65th edition thanks to an influx of international traders.

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National Trust snaps up Castlereagh’s silver inkstand ahead of exhibition

11 August 2022

The National Trust has acquired a silver inkstand used by Viscount Castlereagh (1769-1822), the Anglo-Irish politician and statesman.

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Two extra fairs lined up for London 2023

08 August 2022

Two more London fairs are on the cards for next year.

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Year of the Dealer organiser Mark Westgarth joins BADA Prize judges

28 July 2022

More big names from the art and antiques world have joined the judging panel for the BADA Prize.

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