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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.

Rountree

Royal Warrant provides sweet reward for Rountree Tryon

09 April 2018

Rountree Tryon Galleries and director James Rountree have been granted a Royal Warrant by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Auctioneer Richard Madley to represent Sydney firm as UK agent

09 April 2018

Richard Madley, a former director of Dreweatts, has been appointed UK agent for Sydney firm Shapiro Auctioneers, to source objects with an Australian background or provenance to be sold Down Under.

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Firm foundations: IACF’s operations director describes the value of experience in the organising world

02 April 2018

One of the aspects of the antiques fairs which are so much a part of the trade’s lifeblood is often their sheer longevity.

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Sotheby’s announces ownership scheme for staff

29 March 2018

Auction house Sotheby’s has launched a share scheme for employees that it says will benefit 98% of its staff.

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Smith leaves Oxford by design to join Lyon & Turnbull expansion

26 March 2018

Lyon & Turnbull has appointed Philip Smith, former head of modern & post-war art and design at Mallams, to the newly created role of associate director for modern art and design.

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5 Questions: Julian Eade

26 March 2018

Julian Eade deals in antique pottery and porcelain. He specialises in Doulton, particularly artist-signed pieces, as well as Royal Worcester, Minton, Coalport and other factories. He stands at the upcoming edition of Antiques for Everyone.

Cluff

Businessman and art collector launches book on unsung heroes

20 March 2018

Businessman and art collector Algy Cluff is launching his second book in two years – packed full of tales including art heists, forgeries and dispersals of art collections.

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Chinese works of art chief Nicolas Chow becomes chairman of Sotheby’s Asia

14 March 2018

Sotheby’s has promoted Nicolas Chow to chairman of Sotheby’s Asia. He has risen through the ranks of the company as the Chinese art market has grown rapidly since he joined Sotheby’s in 1999.

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Former Chelsea Flower Show head takes on LAPADA fair

12 March 2018

LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, has appointed a former head of the Chelsea Flower Show as its new fairs and events director.

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People on the move - latest appointments

07 March 2018

A round-up of people in the news across the art and antiques world.

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New head of the Met’s art squad, Rob Upham, discusses thefts, fakes, looted art and future plans

05 March 2018

Last year there were fears the Metropolitan Police’s Art & Antiques Unit would be closed after two of its members were seconded to the Grenfell Tower fire enquiry. However, in December the team was reunited and a new boss Det Sgt Rob Upham, with 23 years’ experience in the Met, was brought in to lead the team. ATG caught up with him recently.

Asaph Hyman of Bonhams

Bonhams promotes head of Chinese ceramics and makes new appointment to main board

24 February 2018

Bonhams has promoted Asaph Hyman to global head of Chinese ceramics and works of art.

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough will open the ABA Rare Book Fair in new Battersea venue

22 February 2018

The ABA Rare Book Fair will be opened by Sir David Attenborough this year as it launches in its new Battersea venue.

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Burdon takes on presidency of international booksellers

19 February 2018

Australian bookseller Sally Burdon has been elected president of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). She succeeds Gonzalo F Pontes who was president from 2016-18.

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Islamic specialist boosts DNW coin department

19 February 2018

Tim Wilkes, a leading expert in Islamic coinage, has joined the coin department at London auction house Dix Noonan Webb.

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Mossgreen boss ‘devastated’ by firm’s closure

22 January 2018

Paul Sumner’s hopes of a restructure of Australian saleroom Mossgreen melted away last week after his proposed investment plan failed and the administrator began winding down the business.

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Chiswick makes more hires amid move to fortnightly ‘interiors’ sales format

22 January 2018

Chiswick Auctions has taken on a trio of books specialists from Bloomsbury Auctions as the west London saleroom kicks off 2018 with a new sales programme.

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High Court rules in favour of Simon de Pury over ‘gentleman’s agreement’

22 January 2018

A precedent-setting legal dispute over a $10m (£7.2m) fee relating to the 2014 sale of a $210m Paul Gauguin painting has been won by auctioneer turned art adviser Simon de Pury.

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Simon de Pury wins $10m court case over 'gentleman's agreement’ for $210m Gauguin painting

16 January 2018

Auctioneer turned art advisor Simon de Pury has won his court case over the payment of a $10m fee.

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Auction house appointments at Moore Allen & Innocent and Keys

15 January 2018

Lucie Rowe, who started her career with Cirencester auction house Moore Allen & Innocent 15 years ago as a part-time saleday porter, has been promoted to her first management position: assistant saleroom manager.

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