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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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).

Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Budget for recovery: culture and arts sector and shops among those to get new grants

03 March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a series of measures to try to return the economy to stronger growth during and after the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The Brexit effect: Dealers learning to live with complicated new trading rules for the vital EU market

01 March 2021

When Freya Simms presented at a European art market conference in late January, forecasting what dealers should expect in 2021, the LAPADA chief executive illustrated her slides with an image of someone dragging a ball of red tape up the hill.

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ATG letter: What’s really needed is a broader ‘antiques council’

01 March 2021

MADAM – Recent events (Brexit, the removal of the exemption for antique ivory, Covid) have all highlighted the need for a clear single ‘Antiques Trade’ voice to speak to Government and the wider world.

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News in Brief – including BADA's election of council members

01 March 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the British Antique Dealers’ Association's election of council members

A BADA Friends virtual tour

Visit palaces, museums and private collections from the comfort of your armchair with BADA Friends online events

28 February 2021

BADA Friends, part of The British Antique Dealers' Association, has continued its events virtually until in-person versions can take place later this year.

ATG letters: Trade bodies merger plea: one Jeremy for, one against…

22 February 2021

MADAM – At the risk of boring your readers with yet another letter from me, I would like to endorse Kay Michie’s very sensible suggestion that one organisation representing the antiques trade would be better than two (Letters, ATG No 2479).

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ATG letter: Brexit makes single trade body a vital step

15 February 2021

MADAM – It will come as no surprise that I, for one, wholeheartedly support the proposal from Kaye Michie (see Letters & Opinion, ATG No 2479) that the two antiques dealer associations, BADA and LAPADA, should be merged.

ATG letter: Time to ask the members for their opinions

15 February 2021

MADAM – It has been a rough sea for BADA of late and I sincerely hope that BADA will not become ‘The Flying Dutchman’ of the Art and Antique world: endlessly at sea, talking to itself with neither destination nor home port.

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