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.


ABA signs off for 2023 with a party in a pop-up

18 December 2023

This year’s Antiquarian Booksellers Association Christmas Party took place on December 7 at Thomas Heneage’s pop-up show on Regent Street.

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LAPADA moves flagship fair to later in the autumn season

07 December 2023

LAPADA is moving the dates of its Berkely Square fair.

Angelo Campanella print

Art Fund and Arts Council England launch initiative to encourage art donations

05 December 2023

A new publication by Art Fund and Arts Council England seeks to raise awareness about how owners of art and antiques can donate to institutions.


CADA fair: Meeting old and new friends

04 December 2023

The fair held at a folk art musuem proved useful for dealers to encounter regular clients as well as new faces

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Latest British Art Market report reveals increase in UK dealerships

27 November 2023

Antiques dealerships and art galleries around the UK have grown by more than 31% in a decade, according to a new study.


Trade bodies give mixed welcome to Hunt’s autumn statement and call for more help

27 November 2023

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt dubbed it an ‘Autumn Statement for Growth’ but the art and antiques trade still wants more help following the fiscal measures announced on November 22.


Purllant’s art of oak earns the annual BADA prize

27 November 2023

BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) awarded artist Mark Purllant its BADA Art Prize 2023.

Malcolm Hord

Obituary: Malcolm Hord

27 November 2023

LAPADA announces the sad news that Malcolm Hord, former chief executive of LAPADA, passed away peacefully on Remembrance Sunday, November 12, at his home in Bruton, surrounded by his family.

Edouard-Leon Cortés picture

Painting stolen in US recovered in UK after missing for 60 years

22 November 2023

A painting by post-impressionist artist Edouard-Leon Cortés (1882-1969) has been recovered after being stolen in the US sometime in the 1950s-60s.


Report reveals Brexit continues to hurt the British art market's cross-border trade

21 November 2023

The British Art Market in 2023 report has revealed that UK global market share declined from 21% in 2016 to 18% in 2022, but it stays in second place.


Dealer news in brief including the BADA Friends Prize

13 November 2023

A round up of news across art and antiques dealers


A week to remember: a trio of antiques festivals by BADA, CADA and Cooper Events

30 October 2023

Annual events held by trade associations CADA and BADA overlap to offer plenty of choice


Fundraising boost to save Henry VIII’s lost tapestry

28 October 2023

A previously lost tapestry, commissioned by Henry VIII during the turmoil of the English Reformation, is a step closer to returning to the UK.


Lauterer landscape returns to home turf

23 October 2023

Art Recovery International has assisted in the return of a painting missing from Germany since the Second World War.

ATG letter: Beware of antiquities claims that cloud the true picture

23 October 2023

Re: ‘More than $19m of antiquities have been returned to Italy following an investigation by New York authorities’, an ATG website story on October 17.


Antiquities dealers hit back at ‘exaggerated’ claims of trafficking

23 October 2023

The Antiquities Dealers’ Association (ADA) has spoken out against claims made by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and Homeland Security Investigations.


‘Long live York’ is the books cry

09 October 2023

Increased private buying plus overseas trade purchases boost the huge annual extravaganza of the York National Book Fair.

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LAPADA fair footfall up nearly a third as it returns after four years

02 October 2023

LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair returned after a four-year break with visitors beating a path to Mayfair pushing footfall up 30% on the preview day (September 26) compared with the 2019 fair.

British Museum

British Museum steps up recovery plan for stolen jewellery

26 September 2023

The British Museum has begun a series of measures to try to recover the 2000 jewellery items that were stolen from its collection.


News in brief including the BADA Arts Prize judges revealed

25 September 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the new judges for this year's BADA Arts Prize.