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.

img_38-2.jpg

PBFA has lots to shout about ahead of Oxford event

03 April 2023

Tom Lintern-Mole, co-organiser with John Martin of PBFA’s book fair at Oxford Brookes University on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, said he is looking forward to 75 dealers standing.

Murshidabad chairs

Revealed: Ivory Act exemptions so far

27 March 2023

Following a Freedom of Information Request by Antiques Trade Gazette, the agency charged with administering The Ivory Act has issued some data on the controversial law.

Sophie Wood

New fair launched at NEC to fill the Birmingham void

20 March 2023

A new fair will launch at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in April next year.

img_4-1.jpg

LAPADA fair return in 2023 boosts membership

13 March 2023

The return of the LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair has generated new memberships for the association.

img_37-1.jpg

Children's alphabet book stars at Edinburgh book fair

13 March 2023

An unrecorded and apparent first Scottish edition example of the 18th century children’s book Tom Thumb’s Play-book is set to feature at the Edinburgh Book Fair.

Ryedale Hoard

Treasure Act strengthened so more antiquities finds can be bought by museums

22 February 2023

The government is updating the Treasure Act so that important finds that are not part of the current legal definition can be more easily bought by museums.

Ivor Braka

Art dealer settles Artist’s Resale Right dispute out of court

20 February 2023

Art dealer Ivor Braka has agreed an out of court settlement to pay Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) royalties in the UK.

img_6-1.jpg

The Open Art Fair plans new dates and venue after postponing 2023 edition

20 February 2023

The Open Art Fair (TOAF) is investigating new dates and venues after it was forced to scrap its edition for this year.

Vincent Geerling

News in Brief including antiquities dealers boycotting the BRAFA fair

20 February 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the boycott of the BRAFA fair in Belgium by antiquities dealers.

Capture (1)

The Open Art Fair called off due to insufficient interest

15 February 2023

The Open Art Fair (TOAF) has been scrapped for this year, the latest in a string of fair cancellations across the market.

LAPADA Fair

Half of stands already booked for LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2023

13 February 2023

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has signed up more than half of the stands for its autumn event this year, just four weeks after confirming the new dates.

BADA council members

Isaac and Marchant provide new input to BADA council

06 February 2023

David Isaac of Isaac and Ede and Samuel Marchant of Asian art dealer Marchant have joined The British Antique Dealers’ Association’s council.

Tudor pendant

Metal detecting trend boosts Treasure finds in the UK

31 January 2023

Enthusiastic metal detectorists discovered 96% of archaeological and Treasure finds, according to the latest report.

Sheffield Assay Office

Plea to help find stolen silver from Sheffield Assay Office

19 January 2023

More than £100,000 worth of silverware has been stolen from the Sheffield Assay Office after a group of burglars broke in using an angle grinder.

LAPADA Fair

News in Brief – including news of a new date for the relaunched LAPADA fair

16 January 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a new autumn date for the returning LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair.

The Nativity

Ulster Museum acquires 16th century Nativity scene

05 January 2023

An Italian Nativity scene has been saved for the nation after it was blocked from export by the government.

Murals

Piper and Bawden murals to the manor borne: Rothschild Foundation buys artworks for National Trust's Waddesdon

19 December 2022

Two large-scale murals by leading Modern British artists have been purchased by The Rothschild Foundation from dealer Liss Llewellyn.

ATG letter: Antiques VAT mess is on top of ‘increasingly poor security’

19 December 2022

Re my letter: ‘Why does eBay charge incorrect import VAT?’ Letters, ATG No 2560). Just so you know, I never heard back from eBay, plus it seems they continue to charge the wrong 20% duty on most if not all antique items being sent into the UK.

img_63-2.jpg

Party time for booksellers

19 December 2022

The rare book trade was kept busy on the evening of December 9 with two parties taking place.

ATG letter: VAT – the onus should be on eBay

12 December 2022

I read in ATG Letters Nos 2564 and 2560 about the problem relating to VAT calculation from eBay.

News

Categories