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.

BADA Week

BADA reels in eager visitors

26 September 2022

The British Antique Dealers' Association's special week of events involves both online and gallery exhibitions.

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SOFAA crew back on board at yacht club

26 September 2022

Auctioneers and their guests headed to the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers’ (SOFAA) dinner held recently at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge.

Sledge flag

UK buyer sought for Arctic exploration flag from Captain Henry Kellett

06 September 2022

A flag from polar explorer Captain Henry Kellett (1806-1875) has been barred from export in the hope £120,000 can be raised to keep it in the UK.

New hires

New faces including at Catherine Southon Auctioneers, Olympia Auctions and LAPADA

18 August 2022

The latest appointments and moves across auction houses, dealers and associations.

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BADA Friends supports contemporary museum acquisition

16 August 2022

The Friends of the BADA has given £500 to support the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in the acquisition of a new work.

Anti-money laundering

Banks close down client accounts for some smaller auction houses due to anti-money laundering rules

15 August 2022

Chattels auction houses operating at the lower end of the market are being told to close client accounts as the banking sector tightens its rules.

La fête de l’amitie

Firsts book fair racks up many extra dealers

15 August 2022

Firsts: London’s Rare Books Fair has added an impressive 49 dealers to the roster for its 65th edition thanks to an influx of international traders.

1616359 Inkstand, NTI James Dobson

National Trust snaps up Castlereagh’s silver inkstand ahead of exhibition

11 August 2022

The National Trust has acquired a silver inkstand used by Viscount Castlereagh (1769-1822), the Anglo-Irish politician and statesman.

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Two extra fairs lined up for London 2023

08 August 2022

Two more London fairs are on the cards for next year.

Markwestgarth

Year of the Dealer organiser Mark Westgarth joins BADA Prize judges

28 July 2022

More big names from the art and antiques world have joined the judging panel for the BADA Prize.

Shortcoming Winner of the Waterloo Cup picture

Game changer: LAPADA tries out a Welsh event

25 July 2022

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, is returning to The Game Fair this summer and plans to debut at The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) Welsh Game Fair in the autumn.

Daniel Crouch

Book sellers face extra export red tape

18 July 2022

New environmental laws in Germany and France mean overseas sellers of smaller items such as books are tackling another layer of red tape on top of those already presented by Brexit.

Ashley Gallant

Appointments at BADA, Bishop & Miller and Elstob & Elstob – a round up across the art and antiques sector

12 July 2022

Our latest news on hires includes new faces at auction houses and a dealer association.

Ashley Gallant

The British Antique Dealers’ Association appoints new MD

11 July 2022

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has appointed Ashley Gallant as its new managing director.

Henrietta Lacks sculpture

Public sculptures recorded for first time in new art project

02 July 2022

Art education charity Art UK has been working on digitally recording all public artworks in the UK.

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Museums make 300 new purchases thanks to Art Fund

27 June 2022

Close to 300 objects and works of art found permanent homes in UK museums and galleries thanks to contributions from the Art Fund charity, a new report reveals.

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Dealers prepare for next PBFA online book fair

20 June 2022

The next PBFA online book fair goes live on June 29 with a wide range of dealers exhibiting.

Algernon Marsden by James Tissot

UK museum sought for £2.4m James Tissot picture

18 June 2022

The UK government has placed a temporary export bar on a James Tissot picture in the hope a UK buyer can be found to pay £2.4m and keep it in the country.

Rita Konig

Decorator Rita Konig to provide interiors advice during BADA Week

13 June 2022

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has teamed up with interior designer Rita Konig for its annual event BADA Week.

Nicolas Poussin's Confirmation

UK buyer sought for £19m Nicolas Poussin picture

11 June 2022

A temporary export bar has been placed on a Nicolas Poussin picture in the hope a UK buyer can be found to pay £19m and keep it in the country.

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