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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Books fair report: Take the natural approach in Preston

07 August 2023

A setting with lots of water next to valuable books may not seem an obvious fit but it was a successful match

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A sip that gave magical power

24 July 2023

This form of drinking vessel, with handles and lobed edges to the top of the bowl, would have been passed around the table.

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Game on for LAPADA partnership

17 July 2023

'The Farm, Isle of Skye', a 1973 watercolour and pencil on paper by John Nash (1893-1977) is among the highlights at LAPADA’s Pavilion at The Game Fair.

Stone idol

Looted 8th century stone goddesses found in English garden to return to India

12 July 2023

Two stone idols taken from a temple in India more than 40 years ago are to be returned after being recovered in the UK.

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Book dealers hope for Hay big spenders at new fair

10 July 2023

A look ahead to the new PBFA fair in a renowned town for book-lovers.

ATG letter: How stolen items can be traced using our register

03 July 2023

In the July 1 edition (ATG No 2599) there is the sad case of the theft of £100,000 of jewellery and a letter from a dealer on a number of other thefts.

Missal prayer book

National Trust unveils prayer book connected to Charles II's escape bought at Liverpool auction

27 June 2023

The National Trust has confirmed its purchase of a prayer book at auction in Liverpool which is now on display at Staffordshire farmhouse Moseley Old Hall.

Bawden watercolour

Report reveals bidder views on timed sales

26 June 2023

When it comes to timed online auctions, timing is everything.

Joseph Wright of Derby Self Portrait

Art Fund helps museums to buy 900 items in 2022 with £4.5m of funding

22 June 2023

The Art Fund’s latest annual review revealed it had helped support acquisitions of more than 900 objects and works of art for museums in 2022.

BADA

BADA looks to sell Old Street investment as demand for office space falls

19 June 2023

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is weighing up selling its investment property in London.

Witchcraft book

PBFA returns to north west with Preston fair

19 June 2023

The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) has launched a new two-day premier book fair to take place in Preston this summer.

Wager

More than 50 artists receive resale royalties for first time in 2023

01 June 2023

The latest Artist's Resale Right (ARR) Royalties figures from the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) reveal 873 artists and artists’ estates received fees and 53 artists were paid a royalty for the first time.

Sumerian alabaster bull

Antiquities returned to Iraq after latest investigation by New York’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit

24 May 2023

Two artefacts with a joint value of $275,000 have been returned to Iraq after the latest investigation by the New York's Antiquities Trafficking Unit.

Scrimshaw

Government set to extend ivory ban to five other species

23 May 2023

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced the trade in ivory from hippopotamus, walrus, narwhal, killer whale and sperm whale will be protected under an extension to the Ivory Act in the UK.

Obituary: Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville

22 May 2023

It would be hard to overstate Peter Brooke’s contribution to the British art market.

CITES

Application system for CITES permits and licences goes digital

10 May 2023

Permits and licences for CITES will soon be moving to an online service.

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News in Brief including news of the exhibitor line up at the next LAPADA fair

08 May 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including LAPADA releasing a floorplan of its September flagship fair.

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BADA Friends talk covers crowning glories

01 May 2023

For those wishing to know more about the crown jewels it is wise to tune into a BADA Friends Tea Time Talk with Nicholas Merchant.

Arundel Castle copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio

Dealers and auction house celebrate 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s First Folio

25 April 2023

An exhibition at Christie’s, a talk at Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair and a collection offered at book dealer Peter Harrington are all part of the celebration of the Bard.

Roman Missal prayer book

National Trust buys prayer book of ‘Charles II’s priest’ for Moseley Old Hall

15 April 2023

The National Trust has bought a prayer book at auction in Liverpool for display at Staffordshire farmhouse Moseley Old Hall.

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