Recruitment

Gaining employment in the art and antiques can come through a variety of routes, from taking academic courses, starting out as a saleroom porter or simply starting up a new dealership.  

According to the Art Basel UBS global art market report for 2017, the combined employment in the dealer and auction sectors worldwide is around three million.


Mike Vitale and Adam Pye

John Pye expands, marathon man Terry Woodcock, Phillips in California and new tech for Dix Noonan Webb – a selection of the latest news from across the auction houses

18 March 2019

John Pye Auctions will expand its Nottingham headquarters with two new salerooms – taking its total to nine.

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TEFAF chooses new global chair for ‘independent’ vetting committees

11 March 2019

Ahead of the Maastricht fair on March 16-24, TEFAF has appointed a new global chairman of vetting.

Penelope Sonder

New faces at Chiswick and Phillips – the latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques trade

07 March 2019

An update on recent appointments in the world of art and antiques.

Wim Pijbes

Rijksmuseum director appointed new global vetting chief across all TEFAF's art and antiques fair

04 March 2019

Ahead of the flagship Maastricht fair on March 16-24, TEFAF has appointed a new global chairman of vetting.

Tim Maxwell
James Harris

New recruits at Hansons and Fieldings – the latest Movers and Shakers across UK auction houses

11 February 2019

The latest new joiners at UK auction houses this week.

Rohan McCulloch
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New management to lead London Art Week

16 January 2019

In its sixth year, London Art Week has reorganised its leadership team.

Clémence Tasiaux

Movers and shakers: the latest arts and antiques appointments including at Bonhams in London and at Christie’s France

15 January 2019

A trio of hires for Bonhams as contemporary art and digital growth become a focus for the auction house following the purchase by private equity group Epiris in September 2018.

Joanne Porrino Mournet, Kathleen M. Doyle and Laura K. Doyle

New York auction house Doyle promotes next generation to management

15 January 2019

US auction house Doyle has promoted Laura Doyle to chief executive officer and Joanne Porrino Mournet has become president.

David and Beth Elstob

Former Thomas Watson director launches new auction house

07 January 2019

Former Thomas Watson Auctioneers director David Elstob is to launch his own auction house with wife Beth Elstob.

Joseph Trinder
Chiswick Auctions

Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including a new face at Chiswick

11 December 2018

Our latest look at moves across the world of art and antiques.

Richard Madley

Former Christie’s gavelmaster Hugh Edmeades has replaced ‘The Hammerman’ Richard Madley as the Indian Premier League auctioneer

06 December 2018

Auctioneer Richard Madley has been replaced with former Christie’s auctioneer Hugh Edmeades by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Muys Snijders

Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including new faces at Bonhams and Sotheby’s

04 December 2018

Our latest look at moves across auction houses, dealerships and art and antique organisations.

Francis Outred

Christie’s Francis Outred to leave after a decade at the auction house

21 November 2018

Francis Outred, Christie’s chairman and head of post-war and contemporary art in Europe, is leaving the auction world after 20 years to take a break and pursue a new career away from Christie’s.

Freya Simms

Art advisor association hires four new faces for UK board

19 November 2018

Art association Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM) has appointed four new members to its UK board including LAPADA chief executive Freya Simms.

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Clare O’Brien

Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including an automobilia specialist at Lawrences and a new CEO at Mall Galleries

03 November 2018

Our latest look at new moves across auction houses and art dealerships.

Vicki Wonfor

Auction house Roseberys promotes Vicki Wonfor to joint management role

22 October 2018

Auction house Roseberys has promoted Vicki Wonfor to joint managing director, working alongside chairman and joint MD Ian Cadzow.

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