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Asian Art in London Indian and Islamic award winners announced

21 October 2021

As its annual festival of exhibitions and sales gets under way, Asian Art in London has announced the winners of its Indian and Islamic awards.


Eastern promise: Asian Art in London award nominees announced

18 October 2021

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s East Asian art season have been announced.


The first edition: Where are they now?

13 September 2021

Getting the first issue of ATG printed was not an easy task but many of the companies featured in it are still going strong today

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Lockdown restrictions easing in Scotland and Wales welcomed by art and antiques sector

14 August 2021

The relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in Scotland and Wales will enable the return of art and antiques events.

Covid easing delays impact event planning

28 June 2021

Pauses to lockdown easing across the UK may affect plans for larger art and antiques events, fairs and markets in the coming weeks, while in Ireland a lifting of restrictions has begun.

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A fair to make Brighton rock

10 May 2021

Organiser tells ATG why the south-coast city is a great place for a new PBFA event


Online bidding: The key moment

22 March 2021

Fifteen years ago an auction was held which heralded the online transformation in the bidding process and opened sales up to potential buyers across the world

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Art and antiques trade in England to reopen on April 12

23 February 2021

A ‘roadmap’ to how coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England will be eased has been revealed.

Online trading brings new confidence in second lockdown

09 November 2020

Art and antiques businesses in England are more prepared for trading through this new lockdown having gained experience last time around.

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Online trading and working behind closed doors during lockdown get the green light

04 November 2020

The government has confirmed that art and antiques businesses in England will be able to continue trading behind closed doors during the new lockdown.


Art and antiques businesses in England start making lockdown plans

03 November 2020

While waiting for full details of government guidance on the new lockdown in England starting from Thursday November 5, art and antiques businesses have been announcing their plans for the coming months.

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Trade awaits clarifications as new lockdown in England looms

02 November 2020

Art and antiques businesses are waiting for clarification of the new lockdown measures set to come into force in England from Thursday November 5.


Asian art award winners announced via YouTube stream

02 November 2020

Asian Art in London 2020 award winners were revealed via live broadcast last week.


Timed auctions: Salerooms of all sizes see advantages in a format that can deliver

02 November 2020

Live or timed? It used to be an easy answer: nothing compares to the thrill and theatre of the live sale. Now it is not so simple.

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Asian Art in London 2020 award winners announced

29 October 2020

In a ceremony broadcast online on Thursday October 29, Asian Art in London revealed the winners of its Outstanding Objects awards for 2020.


Collector Interview: Crime scene investigator

26 May 2020

Jeremy Carson’s passion for collecting a very appropriate sub-genre of crime fiction – bibliomysteries – led to a career as an antiquarian book dealer.


Latest government guidance sketches out possible way forward for art and antiques firms

12 May 2020

A 50-page document detailing the steps the government is taking to return some businesses in England to operation and ease some of the current lockdown was published on Monday May 11.

Introduction: Getting a new generation of buyers away from the screen

21 May 2019

As Pom Harrington, chairman of 'Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair', puts it, “the key challenge today is how do we get the new generation of buyers who have bought from the internet to come away from the screen and see the book first hand in the marketplace”.


Tricks of the trade on social media

18 December 2017

In the past year dealers and auctioneers have used a variety of ways to raise their profile on social media, from puppy posts to videos of restoration in action...

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Auction Technology Group issues guidance to auctioneers on advertising standards for print publications

27 February 2017

Auction Technology Group, parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette, has issued guidance to auctioneers on how to display fees and charges alongside estimates.