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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Opportunity is aim of the game at The Game Fair

09 August 2021

LAPADA tries partnership with a different kind of fair amid latest trade challenges

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Book fair makes a Brighton booking

09 August 2021

An update from Jeremy Carson, organiser of PBFA’s Brighton Book Fair which will run at Brighton Racecourse (assuming it is not being used as a vaccination centre then…) on Saturday, October 30 – the first in Brighton for more than 20 years.

Portobello Road

Kensington and Chelsea council calls for feedback on new proposals for Portobello Road Market

07 August 2021

Antiques dealers, market traders, local businesses, residents and visitors are invited to give feedback on more than 50 proposals to improve visiting and trading at markets in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea including Portobello Road market.

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Battiscombe looks back on 20 years of SLAD challenges

26 July 2021

After 20 years as director general of The Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) Christopher Battiscombe is retiring. Former Christie’s director Paul Hewitt will take over the post from September. Here, Battiscombe looks back over his time at SLAD

DH Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley's Lover

A dozen ‘national treasures’ saved for the nation after export licence blocks

21 July 2021

A dozen items deemed national treasures were bought by institutions between May 2018 and April 2020 with a value of £7.6m, according to the latest report.

Defra

Government launches consultation on extending antique ivory ban to hippos, narwhals, walruses and whales

20 July 2021

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a consultation on extending the near-total ban on the antique ivory trade.

Dr Elena Greer with tortoises

A slow recovery: stolen tortoises resurface after 29 years

19 July 2021

Four Victorian bronze tortoises stolen from National Trust property Kingston Lacy in Dorset have been recovered nearly 30 years later.

Marc Chagall’s Vitraux pour Jérusalem

Over 150 dealers signed up for new transatlantic online book fair

19 July 2021

More details have been released about the new online book fair bringing North American and European book dealers together this month.

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Warning over Brexit effect on British hallmarking

12 July 2021

The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) is to raise concerns with the government about the impact of Brexit on antique gold and silver exports into the EU.

ATG LETTER: Trade associations - the mindset should be forward-looking

12 July 2021

The argument for LAPADA and BADA merger.

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Antiques Trade Gazette's 2500th edition

05 July 2021

This week marks a numerical milestone as Antiques Trade Gazette publishes its 2500th edition.

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2500 issues of ATG: VAT, Scotland Yard and a narrow escape

05 July 2021

Enjoy a brief trip down memory lane as we look back on 2500 editions of ATG and prepare for our 50th anniversary in September

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Art Detective: can you help identify the sitter in this Mary Beale portrait?

05 July 2021

An occasional feature on mystery works the Art UK charity is seeking help to identify

John-Paul Savant

Update on Auction Technology Group's proposed acquisition of Live Auctioneers

05 July 2021

CEO of Auction Technology Group John-Paul Savant discusses the proposed acquisition of Live Auctioneers and says it will bring you more of what you want

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Sixteen new members boost US association

28 June 2021

Over a dozen fine art dealers have joined The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) in one of the largest new member classes in the organisation’s history.

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.

Flags

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.

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