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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Online only auctions in Wales and Ireland as virus ‘fire breaks’ begin

26 October 2020

Auction houses in Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland are adjusting their sales calendars to accommodate the latest set of Covid-19 restrictions.

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Marquee marks good sales pitch for Herefordshire tent event

12 October 2020

'Antiques in Tents' is latest event to get thinking creatively to ensure they can go ahead

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TEFAF Maastricht 2021 moved to May

08 October 2020

The planned TEFAF Maastricht fair scheduled for next year has moved to May.

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Coronavirus: Paris Photo fair is latest French cancellation

30 September 2020

Paris Photo has cancelled its 24th staging, rescheduling it for next year.

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IACF Peterborough gets green light for October event

29 September 2020

The Peterborough Festival of Antiques is to go ahead as planned this week.

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Coronavirus: Battersea Decorative fair calls off its winter staging

29 September 2020

The final Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair of the year has been called off due to the recent tightening of government regulations.

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New rules force indoor fairs to close their doors

28 September 2020

More indoor antiques and collectables fairs have been called off as coronavirus cases rise again and restrictions increase.

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Chancellor announces job support scheme and further help for businesses

24 September 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new Job Support Scheme.

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Coronavirus: art and antiques fairs in conference centres and exhibition halls cannot go ahead this autumn

23 September 2020

Arts and antiques fairs planned in conference centres and exhibition halls will not be able to take place this autumn following the latest coronavirus restrictions announced by government yesterday.

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TEFAF launches digital marketplace

23 September 2020

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is set to launch a new online platform next month.

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Coronavirus: Art & Antiques for Everyone cancels winter fair

22 September 2020

This year’s final edition of Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAFE) fair has been cancelled over coronavirus concerns.

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A taste of the new French season

21 September 2020

Launched in 1956, La Biennale des Antiquaires, now an annual event known as La Biennale Paris, is one of the world’s longest-established and best-known art and antiques fairs.

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Maintaining a gold standard: Coins market focus

21 September 2020

Coinex, the traditional autumn focus for the numismatic world, is cancelled this year.

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Buyers and sellers have a masked ball at the Petworth antiques fair

21 September 2020

The first major vetted UK event after lockdown is dubbed ‘the happy fair’ by dealers

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Coronavirus: Two more French fairs called off this autumn plus Fine Arts Paris rescheduled

17 September 2020

Three Parisian fairs have been called off or altered due to Covid-19 concerns.

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Selling now: Exhibitors report “exciting” opening day at Petworth as dealers and buyers reunite after coronavirus lockdown

12 September 2020

Dealers at Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, the first higher-end vetted fair to take place since lockdown ended, recorded sales within minutes of opening yesterday.

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Government's latest crackdown on social gatherings does not impact trade of art and antiques

09 September 2020

The number of people allowed to meet socially is being reduced from 30 to six in England from September 14, amid a rise in coronavirus cases.

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Contemporary and Modern Art dealers switch to online to battle coronavirus impact

09 September 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, art galleries focused attention on online growth to try to mitigate the impact of closures globally.

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Coronavirus: Photo London moves online as uncertainty continues

01 September 2020

The sixth edition of Photo London is to take place as a digital event.

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ABA Firsts fair gets new autumn staging online

26 August 2020

Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair has announced a second staging for this year to take place next month.

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