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.

Matthew Rubinger

Promotions, appointments and new sales – a round-up of Movers and Shakers in the UK, US and Europe

15 December 2021

The latest jobs news across dealers and auction houses.

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The web shop window: Austrian artist's ‘Antics on the Ice'

06 December 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Bibliophiles spoilt for choice with one live and two online book fairs on the way

29 November 2021

Buying online took off in the trade last year with one notable example being The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) which launched its monthly online back-to-back book fairs in April.

Elizabeth Yorke

National Trust property secures 18th-century portrait destined for auction after anonymous donor steps in

18 November 2021

A portrait by renowned society artist Thomas Hudson (1701-79) has been secured for National Trust property Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire.

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Stolen snuff boxes recovered 42 years on

15 November 2021

A group of antique snuff boxes has been recovered after a theft more than 40 years ago.

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Dealer portal 1stDibs launches auction format

15 November 2021

Online dealer portal 1stDibs has launched a new way of selling via its website.

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Chippendale-Garrick invoice sold to society

08 November 2021

A previously unknown bill for furnishings supplied by Thomas Chippendale (1718-79) has been bought at auction on behalf of The Chippendale Society (TCS).

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It was a week to remember

27 October 2021

The British Antique Dealers’ Association celebrated the completion of its first BADA Week events programme at a drinks reception held at the Tomasso gallery in St James’s, London, on Friday, October 15.

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Midlands furniture dealer sells 18th century commode to Temple Newsam in Leeds

19 October 2021

Thomas Coulborn & Sons has celebrated BADA Week by announcing the sale of an 18th century commode to Leeds Museums & Galleries for close to £200,000.

LAPADA Conference

Three things we learned at this year’s LAPADA Conference

14 October 2021

Dealers returned to London this week for the LAPADA Conference 2021 which had the theme of ‘Reset & Refresh’.

Freya Mitton

Rebrands and new hires – an update on the latest moves across the art and antiques sector

05 October 2021

The latest Movers & Shakers news across the UK including a new president at BADA and a new board member at LAPADA.

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Lord Carrington becomes BADA honorary president

04 October 2021

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has appointed Lord Carrington of Fulham as honorary president.

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Cotswold fair makes its debut appearance at Compton Verney after enforced move

04 October 2021

Grand venues can work wonders for fair organisers helping to get punters through the door while providing an ideal backdrop for dealers to showcase their stock.

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Etc Fairs brings back photography and book events

04 October 2021

After 18 months, Etc Fairs in London has reinstated its themed fairs – starting with the 'Bloomsbury Photograph Fair' which will run concurrently with the book fair starting on Sunday, October 10.

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BADA members showcase their wares with week-long event

04 October 2021

Encompassing mezzotints from the court of George III, gentleman’s library objects and furniture by master craftsmen of the Belle Époque period in Paris, BADA members are gearing up for a week-long series of gallery-based shows, talks and tours.

Yinka Shonibare

Art UK holds charity auction with 140 artists 

28 September 2021

Art UK has launched a fundraising auction called Buy Art to Help Art UK which closes on September 30.

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Anglo-Saxon brooch recovered but rest of hoard still at large

20 September 2021

A renewed plea for eight Anglo-Saxon brooches still missing following a theft in 1995 has been issued after the recovery of one of the group.

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LAPADA announces autumn conference event

16 September 2021

Dealer association LAPADA has announced a return of its annual conference and this time it is being held in the autumn, as opposed to the usual February.

Kimberley and Sam at Koopman

New departments, hires and promotions – a round up of Movers and Shakers

14 September 2021

The latest jobs and expansion updates across the world of art and antiques.

Defra

Ivory Act faces final consultation ahead of ‘spring 2022’ enforcement

13 September 2021

The final consultation on the Ivory Act has been launched ahead of the near-total ivory ban coming into force in spring 2022.

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