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.

Tudor pendant

Metal detecting trend boosts Treasure finds in the UK

31 January 2023

Enthusiastic metal detectorists discovered 96% of archaeological and Treasure finds, according to the latest report.

Sheffield Assay Office

Plea to help find stolen silver from Sheffield Assay Office

19 January 2023

More than £100,000 worth of silverware has been stolen from the Sheffield Assay Office after a group of burglars broke in using an angle grinder.

LAPADA Fair

News in Brief – including news of a new date for the relaunched LAPADA fair

16 January 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a new autumn date for the returning LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair.

The Nativity

Ulster Museum acquires 16th century Nativity scene

05 January 2023

An Italian Nativity scene has been saved for the nation after it was blocked from export by the government.

Murals

Piper and Bawden murals to the manor borne: Rothschild Foundation buys artworks for National Trust's Waddesdon

19 December 2022

Two large-scale murals by leading Modern British artists have been purchased by The Rothschild Foundation from dealer Liss Llewellyn.

ATG letter: Antiques VAT mess is on top of ‘increasingly poor security’

19 December 2022

Re my letter: ‘Why does eBay charge incorrect import VAT?’ Letters, ATG No 2560). Just so you know, I never heard back from eBay, plus it seems they continue to charge the wrong 20% duty on most if not all antique items being sent into the UK.

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Party time for booksellers

19 December 2022

The rare book trade was kept busy on the evening of December 9 with two parties taking place.

ATG letter: VAT – the onus should be on eBay

12 December 2022

I read in ATG Letters Nos 2564 and 2560 about the problem relating to VAT calculation from eBay.

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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

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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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