Coronavirus

The outbreak of coronavirus that began in China and seriously impacted many countries around the world in early 2020 led to challenging times the art and antiques industry, with numerous fairs and auctions being rescheduled and cancelled.


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Art and antiques fairs and markets closed as auctions continue online

11 January 2021

All fairs and markets and physical art and antiques exhibitions and events are cancelled across England under the new coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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Online sales remain the focus for art and antiques businesses under new coronavirus lockdown restrictions

05 January 2021

Auctions, shops and centres under the new coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England will be able to continue to trade online.

Art and antiques businesses to focus on online sales this new year

04 January 2021

As the UK auction calendar ramps back up for the new year, expect sales to be held with no viewings or viewings by appointment.

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Focus on online sales for tier 4 art and antiques businesses in England

23 December 2020

Art and antique businesses in tier 4 regions in England have had to close to the public and will focus on online sales.

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Shipping & delivery: New world border

14 December 2020

Deal or no-deal, logistics firms are as prepared as they can be for any eventuality for Brexit post-December 31

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Brexit: Imports and Exports from January 1

14 December 2020

A number of changes will affect the import and export of goods from January 1, 2021, when items moving between the UK and the EU will have to undergo customs formalities and border control, like any other country.

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Fairy tales and bible stories on offer from Jörn Günther at pre-Christmas book fair

12 December 2020

A selection of top historic books is on offer from Swiss dealer Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books at this weekend’s Salon D’Hiver Virtuel.

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Plans remain in flux for indoor art and antiques event organisers

07 December 2020

Organisers of indoor art and antiques fairs continue to make alternative plans for the first half of next year.

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The Battersea Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair goes digital with tours

07 December 2020

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (DATF) is launching digital initiatives after being forced to cancel two out of its three annual events this year.

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Covid-19 has “turbo-charged the online art market” latest report reveals

03 December 2020

A report into art auctions has found online sales have been boosted by the coronavirus pandemic and predicts the growth in digital sales is permanent.

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Trade delight as markets and dealers reopen

30 November 2020

The art and antiques sector breathed a sigh of relief with the news that shops and centres, auction houses, markets and some fairs can reopen in England from December 2.

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Fine Arts Paris goes digital for autumn

24 November 2020

Like many fairs this year, because of the Covid-19 crisis, Fine Arts Paris, which was due to be staged at the Palais Brongniart in the French capital in late November, has changed from a physical event to an online platform showcasing exhibitors’ works.

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Special sale promotion launched at Kensington Church Street antiques dealership

23 November 2020

Furniture specialist puts on selected sale to drive interest during lockdown.

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New date for next Newark Antiques and Collectors Market

17 November 2020

Event organiser IACF has scheduled new dates for the next Newark Antiques and Collectors Market.

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Art and antiques dealers make bold moves in London’s West End with new galleries

16 November 2020

A group of dealers have committed to new shops in London’s West End, in a clear sign the art and antiques market believes that retail in central London has a future after the coronavirus pandemic.

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Contemporary exhibitions offering therapeutic works created in the lockdown

16 November 2020

A series of Contemporary exhibitions taking place in the UK this autumn feature works created by artists in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the first lockdown in the spring.

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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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Lock and learn: business lessons

09 November 2020

Three dealers who stand at fairs and in centres describe how they meet the Covid-19 challenges

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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.

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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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