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.

Brussells

Proposed EU cultural goods bill ‘unworkable’ say trade bodies

16 April 2018

Book dealers seek change to 250-years-old clause in proposed import licensing law.

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CADA antiques dealers celebrate ruby anniversary with Blenheim Palace fair

09 April 2018

Ruby is the theme at fair held in grand venue as trade body marks its 40th birthday milestone.

De minimis exemption becomes the new battleground in antique ivory sales ban

09 April 2018

The art and antiques trade is calling on the government to re-think its planned restrictions on the sale of antique items containing small amounts of elephant ivory.

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Ida John stars as face of CADA Fair at Blenheim Palace

09 April 2018

Sir William Rothenstein’s portrait of Ida John née Nettleship has been named ‘the face of the fair’ for the seventh edition of the CADA fair from April 19-22.

Parliament

IVORY BAN – industry leaders react: “We will draw the government’s attention to the ban’s inconsistencies”

03 April 2018

An idea that began life in 2015 with a Tory government manifesto pledge for a total ban on the UK trade in ivory has finally taken shape, though not as draconian as originally pitched and not yet set in legislative stone.

BADA Instagram

BADA chief welcomes “huge” step as Instagram launches ‘Shopping’ feature in the UK

20 March 2018

Instagram is making it easier for businesses to make sales by extending its ‘Shopping’ feature to eight new countries, including the UK.

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Archibald Knox silver inkwell among early sales at BADA fair

19 March 2018

Among the first sales of BADA 2018 was this modernist Archibald Knox silver and pink enamel inkwell sold from the stand of The Peartree Collection for more than £10,000.

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BADA fair looks forward, not back

19 March 2018

As TEFAF Maastricht hit fifth gear, it was best objects forward for the 100 dealers bringing art, design and antiques to BADA’s 2018 fair in Duke of York Square on the King’s Road, Chelsea last week.

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Dealer wins case over Old Master Portugal had ‘exported in error’

12 March 2018

A long-running dispute over the export of an important Old Master painting from Portugal has finally been settled after authorities ended an attempt to have the work repatriated.

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Former Chelsea Flower Show head takes on LAPADA fair

12 March 2018

LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, has appointed a former head of the Chelsea Flower Show as its new fairs and events director.

Watercolour

Watercolour of ‘Van Helsing’s hotel’ to star at BADA 2018

12 March 2018

Fine Art dealer Atelier offers a painting of the Great Eastern Railway Company’s Liverpool Street Hotel & Abercorn Rooms in London as a highlight of its stand at BADA 2018.

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ATG's chief executive on purchasing Germany-based portal lot-tissimo: 'Bidders will have more choice'

12 March 2018

Auction Technology Group's chief sets out how online consolidation, such as the company's purchase in March of e-commerce portal lot-tissimo, will bring benefits to both buyers and auctioneers...

Rob Upham of the Metropolitan Police

New chief of Met’s art and antiques squad calls on trade to work with police to fight crime – video

06 March 2018

Det Sgt Rob Upham, the new chief of the Metropolitan Police’s Art & Antiques Unit, has called on the trade to work with his team to help protect the art and antiques sector.

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BADA makes designs for life

05 March 2018

Don’t call it dated, fusty or old-fangled. The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is here to prove that antiques have a place even in contemporary homes.

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BADA website revamp will boost dealer and object search focus

05 March 2018

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is hoping its new website, which launches this week ahead of the BADA 2018 fair (March 14-20), will propel dealer members and their stock to the top of internet search rankings when buyers are looking for antique objects from dealers.

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Axing import VAT is ‘achievable’

26 February 2018

BAMF chairman and new chief executive address LAPADA conference

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough will open the ABA Rare Book Fair in new Battersea venue

22 February 2018

The ABA Rare Book Fair will be opened by Sir David Attenborough this year as it launches in its new Battersea venue.

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Coin-grading firm ties with Spink as Royal Mint provides valuation service

19 February 2018

Coin-grading firm The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has expanded again in the UK and will open an office in London in April on the third floor of dealership Spink’s headquarters.

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Burdon takes on presidency of international booksellers

19 February 2018

Australian bookseller Sally Burdon has been elected president of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). She succeeds Gonzalo F Pontes who was president from 2016-18.

Royal Mint in Llantrisant

Royal Mint continues commercial drive launching a coin valuation service… for a fee

14 February 2018

The Royal Mint is expanding its interest in the historical coin market by launching an authentication and valuation service which is available via its website.

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