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.

New senior team appointed to Dreweatts

26 October 2015

A new senior management team has been appointed to take on responsibility for the group of businesses that includes Dreweatts, Baldwin’s and Mallett, ATG has learned.

Architects of Dreweatts group to leave

05 October 2015

Stephan Ludwig and Ian Goldbart, creators of the group of businesses that includes Dreweatts, Baldwin’s and Mallett, are understood to have left parent company Stanley Gibbons.

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New BADA boss to boost global profile

01 September 2015

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has created the new post of chief executive officer as it seeks to raise its profile in the UK and overseas.

Chief executive of Sotheby’s France Guillaume Cerutti to join Christie’s

17 August 2015

Guillaume Cerutti, chief executive of Sotheby’s France and European deputy chairman, is to leave and join Christie’s as president for London, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India.

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Matthew Girling assumes global role at Bonhams

11 August 2015

Bonhams have announced changes in their senior management structure.

Kent saleroom snap up top toy experts

24 July 2015

Following the closure of Bonhams toy department, two senior specialists have signed up with an ambitious Kent auction house.

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Borwick becomes BADA president

21 July 2015

Former deputy mayor of London, Victoria Borwick MP, has been elected as the new president of the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA).

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Morphets appoint Nigel Smith as director

21 July 2015

Nigel Smith, the Harrogate-based valuer and auctioneer, has joined Morphets of Harrogate as a director after 16 years at Tennants running their Harrogate office.

BADA appoint new fair manager

08 July 2015

The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair has announced the appointment of Madeleine Williams as fair manager.

ATG appoints new editor

22 June 2015

Noelle McElhatton has been appointed editor of Antiques Trade Gazette, replacing Ivan Macquisten who has left the magazine to establish a media consultancy.

What the great role swap at the top means for Sotheby’s and Christie’s

24 March 2015

COMMENT: One is a marketing expert from outside the industry with a background in the media, luxury and entertainment sectors, the other is a career auction house professional with decades of service at the same company under his belt.

Sotheby's name Tad Smith as new president and CEO

16 March 2015

Sotheby’s have appointed Tad Smith, aged 49, as president and chief executive officer, effective March 31, 2015.

New appointments at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

09 February 2015

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, part of the Stanley Gibbons/Noble Investment stable of companies, have boosted their expertise further with a recruitment drive.

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TEFAF appoints new head

20 January 2015

After 17 years as managing director of TEFAF Maastricht, Paul Hustinx will step down shortly after this year’s fair to be replaced by new chief executive officer Patrick van Maris.

Pylkkänen and Brooks to steer Christie’s with Barbizet

22 December 2014

Christie’s have announced two new appointments at the top of the company.

Fair directors step down to pursue new Frieze projects

26 September 2014

The founders of Frieze, Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, are to step down as directors of the contemporary fairs Frieze London and Frieze New York to “focus on developing new projects for the organisation”.

Dolman to take over as chairman and CEO at Phillips

28 April 2014

Christie's former chief executive Edward Dolman is to become chairman and chief executive officer of Phillips this summer.

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LAPADA name new chief executive

25 April 2014

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, have appointed Rebecca Davies as their new chief executive following the resignation of Sarah Percy-Davis in December.

Percy-Davis to stand down at LAPADA

23 December 2013

LAPADA chief executive Sarah Percy-Davis has announced that she is to step down from her post next year largely because of family commitments.

Cappellazo to leave Christie’s

23 December 2013

Amy Cappellazzo will leave Christie’s after the London auctions in February to pursue her career outside the company.