Organisations

Trade organisations play an important role in the art and antiques market. Their remit may include lobbying, communicating information to members, offering professional development and qualifications, organising events, setting standards and ensuring adherence to them.

Other organisations listed in this section perform different functions such as providing online marketplaces, education or supplying other services to the art and antiques trade.

Antique guns

Panorama investigation to focus on antique guns ‘loophole’ ahead of government changes to law

20 August 2018

A BBC Panorama investigation, due to broadcast tonight, details how legal antique guns can be used by criminals who illegally obtain ammunition to commit crime.

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Single place left in NAVA’s novice auctioneer event

20 August 2018

Auctioneers with less than 12 months’ selling experience are being urged to apply to enter the NAVA PropertyMark ‘Novice Auctioneer of the Year’ competition.

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Simon Berti steps down after two decades at ATG

20 August 2018

Simon Berti, chairman of the Art & Antiques division at Antiques Trade Gazette parent Auction Technology Group, has announced that he is stepping down from his role after 20 years “to explore life beyond auctions”.

Simon Berti of Auction Technology Group

Simon Berti steps down as ATG’s chairman of Art & Antiques

17 August 2018

Simon Berti, chairman of the Art & Antiques division at Antiques Trade Gazette parent Auction Technology Group, has announced that he is stepping down from his role after 20 years “to explore life beyond auctions”.

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BADA dealers publish open letter in Antiques Trade Gazette to urge sign-ups to ivory ban petition

13 August 2018

Dealers Alastair Gibson and Laura Bordignon have taken an advertisement in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette calling on the trade to petition the government to widen the ‘de minimus’ exemption for antique ivory objects in a forthcoming law that will restrict their trade.

BADA boutique event dropped for October

13 August 2018

BADA Collection, the boutique fair which was launched by the British Antiques Dealers’ Association last year at the Lanesborough hotel, has been put ‘on hold’ for this autumn.

ATG letter: United Nations of dealers

23 July 2018

MADAM – I write in reference to the letter from BADA chairman Michael Cohen, and the reply by LAPADA chief executive Freya Simms (ATG No 2351), on cooperation between the two organisations (Lewis J Baer of Newel, New York writes).

Badr Khan

Auction Technology Group hires chief technology officer

18 July 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com – has hired a new chief technology officer.

Keep legislation in check, says global trade body

16 July 2018

The global art and antiques trade body has vowed to continue lobbying against international legislation that is to the detriment of the trade.

BADA aims: a selling portal and joint legal fund

16 July 2018

I would like to extend my warm congratulations and warm welcome to Freya Simms as the new LAPADA chief executive, writes BADA chairman and dealer Michael Cohen.

New culture minister urged to introduce digital export licences

16 July 2018

New culture minister Jeremy Wright, appointed after a Cabinet reshuffle prompted by the resignation of David Davis and Boris Johnson, is being asked to prioritise the introduction of digital export licences for art works in time for Brexit.

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New culture minister urged to digitise export licences for art works

12 July 2018

New culture minister Jeremy Wright, appointed this week after a Cabinet reshuffle prompted by the resignation of David Davis and Boris Johnson, is being asked to prioritise the introduction of digital export licences for art works in time for Brexit.

Stationers Hall

Congress for rare book trade set for London in November

11 July 2018

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) has released details of the 40th Annual Conference on Book Trade History.

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Lords to table ivory bill amendments

09 July 2018

The House of Lords plans to recommend amendments to the ivory bill in the hope that it will be “less damaging” to the art and antiques trade.

Michael Cohen

On the battle for antique ivory: an appeal from BADA’s chairman

02 July 2018

BADA and other trade bodies have raised half the money needed for a judicial review of the ivory ban. Here, BADA’s chairman Michael Cohen argues the battle is not lost and why dealers should continue to support, financially and otherwise, the trade bodies’ efforts.

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5 Questions: Fabrizio Govi

02 July 2018

Fabrizio Govi of Libreria antiquaria Alverto Govi (Italy) and Govi Rare Books (New York) was elected vice-president of ILAB this year.

Giotto

Art dealer in court over export of Giotto painting

29 June 2018

A London art dealer is in a high court battle with the Arts Council over the export of a Giotto di Bondone painting valued at £10m.

Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’

Art takes on wine and wins as it is crowned top investment asset

21 June 2018

Consignors tempted back by salerooms to sell at auction in 2017 has helped put art top of the league of investment assets, according to the latest report.

LAPADA hires fair manager

18 June 2018

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, has hired a new fair manager.

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New LAPADA chief Freya Simms outlines what dealer members can expect during her tenure

18 June 2018

Public relations and fairs specialist Freya Simms is a mere two weeks into the job as chief executive of dealer body LAPADA but has hit the ground running.

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