Education and Training

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


ATG letter: Salerooms as schoolrooms

23 May 2022

Woolley & Wallis should be heartily congratulated for launching their internship scheme which will give one lucky candidate the opportunity of gaining invaluable experience and training in a range of subjects at one of our leading auction houses (News, ATG No 2542).

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‘Practical man’ makes Chippendale marquetry discovery

16 May 2022

A specialist in 18th century marquetry believes he has identified the craftsmen responsible for inlaid decoration on some of the finest English furniture.

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Woolley & Wallis internship aims to plug training gap

09 May 2022

Woolley & Wallis has launched an internship scheme to help train the next generation of art and antiques specialists.

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Twin research resources launch online from The Goldsmiths' Company and Cotton regional furniture archive

10 January 2022

New online databases for extensive archive material of two core disciplines in the antiques trade have been launched.

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Ex-Christie’s duo appeal for mentees

21 December 2021

Former Christie’s executives Cat Manson and Caroline Sayan’s initiative, Art Market Mentors, is open for mentee applications for 2022.

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King’s Clock given a West Dean touch

08 November 2021

Emmanuelle Sibley, a student at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation specialising in clocks and related objects, has been given the opportunity to conserve the Kings’ Clock in advance of the reopening of The Courtauld Gallery on November 19.

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BADA Friends celebrates 30th anniversary with events programme coinciding with BADA Week

25 August 2021

A series of dealer events are scheduled during October to celebrate 30 years of BADA Friends alongside BADA Week.

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Christie’s calls for an up-and-coming curator to stage Contemporary show

21 August 2021

Christie's is offering an up-and-coming curator the chance to organise a two-week-long London art exhibition in January.

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Q&A: Simon Gillespie

05 July 2021

Described recently in a How To Spend It article in the Financial Times as a “part sleuth, part therapist and part miracle worker… a modern master of illumination”, Simon Gillespie runs a team of seven conservators, restorers and specialists in his studio above New Bond Street in central London.

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Q&A: Ceri House

05 July 2021

Ceri House is an artist and restorer and currently works with Nick Shipton and the Brothership Studio team in Hertford.

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Q&A: Plowden & Smith

05 July 2021

Conservation and restoration firm Plowden & Smith is now run by managing director Camilla Hughes-Hunt with a team of 13 qualified full-time conservation specialists.

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Clean energy: The real-life world of art restoration

05 July 2021

TV programmes have brought restoration and conservation into the public spotlight recently, but what is life really like for those working in the field at a time when training and jobs are under pressure?

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College and school of design merger creates South Downs and London supercentre

05 July 2021

West Dean College recently merged with KLC School of Design in London.

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Q&A: Lizzie Neville, head of school of conservation at West Dean college

05 July 2021

Lizzie Neville, head of school of conservation at West Dean College of Arts & Conservation, works with 15 full-time members of staff and more than 50 visiting lecturers

ATG letter: Fond memories of antiques MA

31 August 2020

MADAM – Your piece on the UCLAN MA (Antiques) was interesting (News, ATG No 2456). I hadn’t known the course had been suspended, but am very glad it’s been reinstated.

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ATG LETTER: National Trust specialist roles under threat

24 August 2020

MADAM – Many of your readers will already have heard the news that the National Trust is going through a consultation process and will make up to 1200 redundancies as it expects to lose up to £200m this year.

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Antiques degree course reopens after it is saved from cancellation

18 August 2020

An antiques degree course run by the University of Central Lancashire in Preston has been reinstated.

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West Dean buys new picture revealing its grand 19th century entrance hall

27 May 2020

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has bought a watercolour depicting the grand entrance hall of college's residence.

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Design history course to be launched in County Durham this year

28 January 2020

The Northern School of Art in Hartlepool, County Durham is recruiting students for a new design course.

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Anti-money laundering regulation - the art market must begin compliance

10 January 2020

The art market must now comply with the latest anti-money laundering law – despite a lack of clarity around some elements of the regulation.

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