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Outgoing ABA secretary Camilla Szymanowska with Sir David Attenborough who opened the ABA Rare Book Fair in 2018.

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Roseberys

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Bill Forrest

Roseberys has promoted Bill Forrest to associate director. He joined the firm in 2015 and was appointed head of department for Chinese and Japanese works of art in 2016. 

He will continue to focus on the development of the south London firm’s Asian art department. Roseberys said Forrest has been “supportive and key to the development work that has gone on within Roseberys over the last few years”.

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association

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Riley Grant.

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association’s secretary Camilla Szymanowska is to leave to join the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers as its first female clerk. She is succeeded by Riley Grant, formerly the British Antiques Dealers’ Association’s membership manager and vetting coordinator.  

Hindman

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Alyssa Quinlan and Kimberly Burt.

In the US, Hindman has hired Alyssa Quinlan as chief business development officer and Kimberly Burt as director of the fine jewellery and timepieces department.

Quinlan returns to Hindman following nearly two decades in wealth management, art advising and appraisal at firms including JP Morgan and Gurr Johns.

Burt most recently ran her own PR firm, Maison Public Relations. Prior to this she worked at firms including Sotheby’s and luxury group LVMH including champagne brands Dom Perignon and Moet & Chandon.

She will lead a team of seven gemmologists and specialists and will be working closely with Katie Guilbault, director of business development in fine jewellery and timepieces. Guilbault will be managing Hindman’s business development and appraisals for jewellery across the country. 

Withers

Law firm Withers has hired Georges Lederman as special counsel in New York from Pearlstein McCullough & Lederman. Lederman represents art collectors, dealers, galleries and auction houses in legal cases including those alleging fraud, looted art and antiquities, importation of ivory and international cultural heritage artefacts, sales tax evasion and money laundering.