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.

Online bidding

Auction Technology Group lines up LiveAuctioneers deal

21 June 2021

Auction Technology Group (ATG), owner of Antiques Trade Gazette and online marketplaces including thesaleroom.com, has announced the proposed acquisition of LiveAuctioneers, a major art and antiques auction marketplace in North America.

LAPADA Fair

Dealer association LAPADA cancels autumn fair due to ongoing coronavirus impact

27 May 2021

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair usually held in the autumn in London’s Berkeley Square has been cancelled for a second year running.

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Revoke of EU cultural goods regulation could leave Northern Ireland exposed

26 May 2021

The UK government is in the process of revoking the European Union regulation on the Import of Cultural Goods.

HMRC

Art Market Participants must register with HMRC by June 10

24 May 2021

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has again warned the art market that businesses must register under the 5th Money Laundering Directive by next month.

Victorian finials as rampant lions

Family’s lions roar once more

24 May 2021

A pair of 3ft 7in high (1.12m) Victorian iron pier finials cast as rampant lions have returned home after two decades missing from a family home.

Kelmscott Manor

Funding call for Cotswold retreat of Arts and Crafts pioneer William Morris

20 May 2021

A funding call for the restoration of the Cotswold retreat of William Morris (1834-96) is underway and the trade have already helped the campaign.

Darning sampler

Cotswold group returns with Instagram flower show as dealers predict ‘Insta fairs’ are here to stay

15 May 2021

Instagram showcases are remaining popular with art and antiques dealers despite the reopening of physical events and shops.

Pom Harrington

‘There are more book buyers out there than we realised’

10 May 2021

ATG interviews the new Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association president Pom Harrington

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A fair to make Brighton rock

10 May 2021

Organiser tells ATG why the south-coast city is a great place for a new PBFA event

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Three booksellers’ associations open new digital chapter

10 May 2021

The antiquarian booksellers’ associations of Switzerland, Austria and Germany have joined forces to launch a new online rare book fair.

European Commission

Call for feedback on EU’s cultural goods importation rules

14 April 2021

The art and antiques sector has until April 21 to submit feedback on new rules proposed by the European Union on the import of cultural goods.

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Dealers prove game for countryside fair

12 April 2021

More than 20 LAPADA dealers have signed up to take stands at The Game Fair this summer.

Bloomberg app

Funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies helps Art UK improve access to public art

07 April 2021

Public access to artworks in UK collections has been given a boost with a tie up between Bloomberg Philanthropies and Art UK.

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Elton Hall

BADA Friends returns to in-person events this summer

27 March 2021

BADA Friends, part of The British Antique Dealers' Association, ran a virtual schedule through lockdown but is returning to physical events.

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Online bidding: The key moment

22 March 2021

Fifteen years ago an auction was held which heralded the online transformation in the bidding process and opened sales up to potential buyers across the world

The Open Art Fair

The Open Art Fair loses court appeal over early closure

15 March 2021

BADA Ltd, the organiser of The Open Art Fair, has lost an appeal against a small claims court ruling that said two dealers need pay only part of their stand fee as the event was cut short.

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ATG letters: ‘Antiques Council’ – start with a smaller selection of people

15 March 2021

MADAM – Further to the fraught issue of a possible merger between BADA and LAPADA.

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Consultation on exemption process for Ivory Act launched

10 March 2021

The UK Government has launched a consultation on how exemptions to allow the trade in some items under the Ivory Act will be implemented and processed.

ATG letter: Yes, an ‘antiques council’ is exactly what the trade needs

08 March 2021

MADAM – Re: ‘What’s really needed is a broader antiques council’ Letters, ATG No 2482).

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