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.

Daniel Crouch

Book sellers face extra export red tape

18 July 2022

New environmental laws in Germany and France mean overseas sellers of smaller items such as books are tackling another layer of red tape on top of those already presented by Brexit.

Ashley Gallant

Appointments at BADA, Bishop & Miller and Elstob & Elstob – a round up across the art and antiques sector

12 July 2022

Our latest news on hires includes new faces at auction houses and a dealer association.

Ashley Gallant

The British Antique Dealers’ Association appoints new MD

11 July 2022

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has appointed Ashley Gallant as its new managing director.

Henrietta Lacks sculpture

Public sculptures recorded for first time in new art project

02 July 2022

Art education charity Art UK has been working on digitally recording all public artworks in the UK.

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Museums make 300 new purchases thanks to Art Fund

27 June 2022

Close to 300 objects and works of art found permanent homes in UK museums and galleries thanks to contributions from the Art Fund charity, a new report reveals.

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Dealers prepare for next PBFA online book fair

20 June 2022

The next PBFA online book fair goes live on June 29 with a wide range of dealers exhibiting.

Algernon Marsden by James Tissot

UK museum sought for £2.4m James Tissot picture

18 June 2022

The UK government has placed a temporary export bar on a James Tissot picture in the hope a UK buyer can be found to pay £2.4m and keep it in the country.

Rita Konig

Decorator Rita Konig to provide interiors advice during BADA Week

13 June 2022

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has teamed up with interior designer Rita Konig for its annual event BADA Week.

Nicolas Poussin's Confirmation

UK buyer sought for £19m Nicolas Poussin picture

11 June 2022

A temporary export bar has been placed on a Nicolas Poussin picture in the hope a UK buyer can be found to pay £19m and keep it in the country.

Defra

Near-total ban on antique ivory comes into force

06 June 2022

The Ivory Act is now in force in the UK, bringing in a near-total ban on the sale of antique ivory.

Defra

Ivory Act goes live on June 6

30 May 2022

The Ivory Act, a near-total ban on the sale of antique ivory, comes into force in the UK on June 6.

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Make your royal mark: Royal commemorative hallmarks

30 May 2022

Goldsmiths’ Company librarian Eleni Bide on commemorative hallmarks

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Going platinum: the market for royal memorabilia

30 May 2022

English jubilees, coronations and investitures have long been occasions not only for a national celebration but also for manufacturers to cash in with an array of souvenirs. In this special report we turn the spotlight on royal items offered and sold by dealers and auction houses

NAJ Summit

Jewellery event speakers revealed

25 May 2022

The National Association of Jewellers’ Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV) has announced the keynote speakers for its upcoming conference this summer.

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Brexit: what the trade bodies are doing to help

23 May 2022

Dealers’ association LAPADA collaborated with shipping company Gander & White, the high net worth advisory group Rawlinson & Hunter and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to produce a free, public guide of Brexit FAQs, which is available via the organisation’s website’s main page.

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Brexit: further concerns including the cost of import VAT

23 May 2022

ATG speaks to four members of the trade about the impact of Brexit

BADA looking for managing director

23 May 2022

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is looking for a managing director.

Books

PBFA looks for new London fair manager

25 April 2022

The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) is searching for a new fair manager for its London Antiquarian Book Fair.

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Dealer news in brief including a celebration of clocks with LAPADA dealers

25 April 2022

A round-up of news and events from around the trade.

Hogarth's Walpole

Public appeal saves Hogarth portrait of Horace Walpole for his home Strawberry Hill

16 April 2022

The funds necessary to keep a portrait of Horace Walpole on display at his former home Strawberry Hill have been raised following a public appeal.

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