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.

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Midlands art fair set for an April debut is delayed again

26 February 2024

The inaugural Midlands Art Design Antiques Fair (MADA) at Birmingham’s NEC has been postponed again.

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Gallant leaves BADA management role

26 February 2024

Ashley Gallant has left her role as managing director of The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA).

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Obituary: Book dealer Gerald William Mosdell (1935-2024)

26 February 2024

Friends, family, customers and booksellers from across the UK gathered in Colwyn Bay on February 12 to say their last goodbyes to Gerry Mosdell.

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Midlands Art Design Antiques Fair (MADA) postponed until spring 2025

20 February 2024

The inaugural Midlands Art Design Antiques Fair (MADA) at Birmingham’s NEC has been postponed again.

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News in brief including a stolen Chinese bronze vessel recovered and returned

12 February 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an ancient Chinese bronze vessel stolen 40 years ago being recovered after emerging at Sotheby’s.

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Stolen ancient bronze recovered 40 years later and returned to China

07 February 2024

A 2900-year-old Chinese bronze vessel that was stolen 40 years ago has been returned to China following a repatriation ceremony.

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New Midlands fair MADA postponed

12 January 2024

Stable Events' and LAPADA's new venture at Birmingham's NEC may run in the autumn.

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A change for online fairs and a host of events as the PBFA marks five decades

04 January 2024

The PBFA has announced plans for its 50th anniversary year.

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New Midlands art fair details announced

02 January 2024

Early details of the new spring fair organised by Stable Events in association with LAPADA at Birmingham’s NEC have been announced.

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Spa town’s book fairs boom again

02 January 2024

Revived event in Tunbridge Wells is full with a waiting list, reflecting the strong national trend

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More than £50m of art, antiques and collectables acquired by the nation

20 December 2023

The latest annual Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu Annual Report has been published detailing the artworks and objects that will go on show to the public.

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UK imports process set to become easier

18 December 2023

Importing art and antiques into the UK via the Temporary Admissions (TA) procedure could soon become easier following government plans for a strategic review and simplification of the system.

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SLAD toasts members’ work

18 December 2023

The Society of London Art Dealers’ Christmas Drinks took place on December 12 at Hauser & Wirth on Savile Row.

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ABA signs off for 2023 with a party in a pop-up

18 December 2023

This year’s Antiquarian Booksellers Association Christmas Party took place on December 7 at Thomas Heneage’s pop-up show on Regent Street.

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LAPADA moves flagship fair to later in the autumn season

07 December 2023

LAPADA is moving the dates of its Berkely Square fair.

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Art Fund and Arts Council England launch initiative to encourage art donations

05 December 2023

A new publication by Art Fund and Arts Council England seeks to raise awareness about how owners of art and antiques can donate to institutions.

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CADA fair: Meeting old and new friends

04 December 2023

The fair held at a folk art musuem proved useful for dealers to encounter regular clients as well as new faces

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Latest British Art Market report reveals increase in UK dealerships

27 November 2023

Antiques dealerships and art galleries around the UK have grown by more than 31% in a decade, according to a new study.

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Trade bodies give mixed welcome to Hunt’s autumn statement and call for more help

27 November 2023

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt dubbed it an ‘Autumn Statement for Growth’ but the art and antiques trade still wants more help following the fiscal measures announced on November 22.

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Purllant’s art of oak earns the annual BADA prize

27 November 2023

BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) awarded artist Mark Purllant its BADA Art Prize 2023.

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