Latest news from Antiques Trade Gazette, the leading specialist publication for the art and antiques market

The Art Business Conference

The Art Business Conference programme announced

17 March 2022

The Art Business Conference, returning to London on March 25, has released its event programme.


Early June date set for Ivory Act to be enforced

17 March 2022

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced the Ivory Act 2018 will be enforced on June 6.

Bonhams London Bond Street 2535Ne 16 03 22

Bonhams buys Boston saleroom Skinner

16 March 2022

Bonhams has acquired US auction house Skinner in a purchase that comes only two months after it bought Swedish saleroom Bukowskis.

Russian and Ukrainian flags

Russian art auctions cancelled in wake of new sanctions

16 March 2022

In the wake of new sanctions on Russia, Sotheby’s and Christie’s have both said they are cancelling auctions of Russian art scheduled for June.


New hires and promotions across auction houses and dealerships in the UK and overseas

16 March 2022

The latest jobs news in the art and antiques sector.


Reynolds' portrait of Omai given £50m price tag and barred from export for a third time

15 March 2022

A buyer in the UK is sought to pay £50m for Sir Joshua Reynolds’ (1723-92) portrait of Pacific Islander Omai.

Lute music manuscript

UK government blocks 17th century lute music collection from leaving the country

15 March 2022

A temporary export bar has been placed on an early 17th century manuscript of lute music in the hope a buyer in the UK can be found.