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Latest news about key people in the art and antiques market including top names who work at major auction houses; organisers of significant art and antiques fairs; antiques dealers; collectors; museum curators; heads of trade organisations; market and regulatory experts.

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BADA dinner 2018 in pictures

19 November 2018

Images from BADA dinner to mark 100 years of standing up for the art and antiques trade.

Simon Spero

Porcelain specialist retires after more than 50 years of trade

15 November 2018

Well-known English porcelain specialist Simon Spero is retiring after a professional career lasting 54 years.

Plowden & Smith
Clare O’Brien

Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including an automobilia specialist at Lawrences and a new CEO at Mall Galleries

03 November 2018

Our latest look at new moves across auction houses and art dealerships.

Vicki Wonfor

Auction house Roseberys promotes Vicki Wonfor to joint management role

22 October 2018

Auction house Roseberys has promoted Vicki Wonfor to joint managing director, working alongside chairman and joint MD Ian Cadzow.

Dudley Sutton

Tributes paid to actor Dudley Sutton - Lovejoy’s ‘Tinker’

17 September 2018

Actor Dudley Sutton, whose acting career on stage and screen spanned more than 60 years, has died aged 85.

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Collection of dealer Robert Barley up at auction

17 September 2018

More than 500 lots of pictures, sculpture, furniture, textiles, architectural features and artefacts spanning 2000 years from the collection of the late Robert Barley, will come to auction at TW Gaze later this month.

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Management team replaces Pratt at Bellmans

10 September 2018

West Sussex auction house Bellmans has reshuffled its top team following the departure of managing director Jonathan Pratt, who left to join Dreweatts last month.

Lucy Gregory

Line up for NAVA’s Novice Auctioneer of the Year competition revealed

05 September 2018

Auctioneers from Christie’s, Chiswick Auctions, Dreweatts and Brettells will take part in this year’s NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year competition.

Kirstie Imber

Movers and shakers: new hires at auction houses Sotheby’s, Sworders and Kingham & Orme

03 September 2018

Our latest look at new faces across the art and antiques trade.

Hansons Auctioneers open office in London's Notting Hill

03 September 2018

Derbyshire’s Hansons Auctioneers is opening a second London location.

Tessa Lewis

Movers and shakers: new faces at Roseberys and Bristol Auction Rooms among the latest arts and antiques appointments

22 August 2018

Our latest look at new roles across the art and antiques trade reveals Roseberys, Bristol Auction Rooms and Bonhams have all made new hires this summer.

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Ex-Bonhams specialists launch new saleroom in Los Angeles

20 August 2018

Downtown Los Angeles has a new mid-market fine art auction house, formed by a group of ex-Bonhams specialists.

Simon Berti of Auction Technology Group

Simon Berti steps down as ATG’s chairman of Art & Antiques

17 August 2018

Simon Berti, chairman of the Art & Antiques division at Antiques Trade Gazette parent Auction Technology Group, has announced that he is stepping down from his role after 20 years “to explore life beyond auctions”.

Badr Khan

Auction Technology Group hires chief technology officer

18 July 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com – has hired a new chief technology officer.

Paul Whitfield

Paul Whitfield tribute

16 July 2018

The family of the late Paul Whitfield are holding an event in London on the evening of September 26 to celebrate his life. Contact paulwhitfieldmemorial@gmail.com for details.

Lord Carrington

Former foreign secretary and Christie’s chairman Lord Carrington dies aged 99

10 July 2018

The former Christie’s chairman and the last surviving member of Sir Winston Churchill's post-war government, Lord Carrington, has died aged 99.

Otto Naumann

Veteran New York dealer Otto Naumann joins Sotheby’s

05 July 2018

Old Master dealer Otto Naumann has joined auction house Sotheby’s as senior vice president and client development director in its Old Master paintings division.

Marc Sands

Christie’s marketing chief leaves after four years at the auction house

28 June 2018

Marc Sands, who joined as chief marketing officer in April 2014, is leaving to “pursue other creative opportunities”.

LAPADA hires fair manager

18 June 2018

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, has hired a new fair manager.

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