Education and Training

University courses and professional training for the art and antiques industry. 


Novice auctioneers take to the NAVA rostrum

14 October 2019

At annual competition hopefuls discover how connecting with bidders will be crucial to their career success

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Christie’s launches young collectors club to attract new buyers to the art world

13 September 2019

Christie’s Education has launched The Young Collectors Club to help enthusiastic young art lovers to increase their knowledge and collections.


LAPADA launches apprentice scheme for “a new generation of dealers”

22 July 2019

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, has launched a new ‘Apprentice’ membership category for dealers in early years of independent trading.


West Dean launches trio of Fellowships to college supporters

21 July 2019

Dawn Ades OBE, Jonathan Ashley-Smith and Rebecca Salter RA are the first recipients of the West Dean College of Arts and Conservation fellowships.

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Art and antiques study bursaries launched at West Dean College and Christie’s Education

21 June 2019

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has launched a new horology bursary of up to £20,000.


Lecture series underlines the role of female war artists

11 March 2019

Art historian Magdalen Evans is holding a series of lectures on Women Artists of the Second World War for the Arts Society with the next date set for Harpenden, Hertfordshire, on March 20, followed by Colchester, Essex, in May and Ely, Cambridgeshire, in September.

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Learn about the art market in six weeks: online learning course with economist Dr Clare McAndrew about to go live

15 January 2019

An online course is being launched this week that aims to create a “virtual environment” for learning about today’s art market. The course called ‘Art Market Economics’ is written and presented by Dr Clare McAndrew and will go live on January 18.


Lucy Gregory makes NAVA final

29 October 2018

An auctioneer from Dreweatts made the final of this year’s NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year competition.

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Fundraising plea to build Suffolk gallery for archive of artworks by Enid Blyton illustrator and her family

23 October 2018

A charitable trust formed to promote the art of The Soper Family is seeking funding to build a home for the archive.

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Dutch scholar awarded prestigious bookseller prize for work on woodcuts from incunabula in the Low Countries

27 April 2018

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) has announced the winner of the 17th Breslauer Prize for Bibliography.

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West Dean College as announces 10-year plan including buildings project and rebranding

10 November 2017

West Dean College has been rebranded West Dean College of Arts and Conservation as it embarks on a £25m growth plan to increase intake and support students in developing their portfolios.

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Young blood in demand at BADA networking event

08 September 2017

The British Antiques Dealers’ Association (BADA) hopes to attract new members and young people to the world of art and antiques with a series of events.


Silver swan talk glides into West Dean’s art festival

22 May 2017

An 18th century silver mechanical lifesize musical swan that catches a fish out of a crystal stream entranced Mark Twain when he saw it an exhibition in Paris in 1867.

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Heritage association warns UK traditional crafts are endangered

05 May 2017

A project was launched last week to assess the viability of the UK’s traditional heritage crafts.


Christie’s Education to move across London to South Kensington

23 November 2016

Christie’s Education, the educational arm of the auction house, plans to relocate to the firm’s South Kensington saleroom.


New bibliophile society launched for aspiring book collectors - and three tips for getting started

26 October 2016

A new group for book collectors and enthusiasts is set to launch at the University of London this Friday.

Schools policy risks future of arts and crafts say West Dean director

30 June 2014

The school curriculum needs to focus more on arts and crafts if the creative industries are to have a future in the UK. So says the director of education at West Dean in West Sussex.

Response to NAVA courses indicates demand for knowledge

10 March 2014

In 2013 NAVA ran its first course for Valuers & Auctioneers of Chattels and its fourth competition for Young Auctioneer of the Year.


University provides jobs for graduates to gain conservation experience

15 October 2012

Graduates of Buckingham University’s Furniture Conservation, Restoration and Decorative Arts courses can now turn to their tutors for work.


Students get creative to help West Dean

30 April 2012

STUDENTS from West Dean College near Chichester will offer their work at auction to raise funds to supplement the college’s bursary and scholarship schemes.