LAPADA

The trade association LAPADA represents art and antiques dealers in the UK. It was formed in 1974 and is based in London.

It has more than 500 members and, although the majority are based in the UK, it also has around 50 members in 16 other countries.

The association was previously called the London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association but, while it retains the LAPADA acronym in its title, it is now known as ‘The Association of Art and Antique Dealers’.


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Brexit: what the trade bodies are doing to help

23 May 2022

Dealers’ association LAPADA collaborated with shipping company Gander & White, the high net worth advisory group Rawlinson & Hunter and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to produce a free, public guide of Brexit FAQs, which is available via the organisation’s website’s main page.

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Dealer news in brief including a celebration of clocks with LAPADA dealers

25 April 2022

A round-up of news and events from around the trade.

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New hires and promotions across auction houses and dealerships in the UK and overseas

16 March 2022

The latest jobs news in the art and antiques sector.

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Dixon takes LAPADA vice chairman role

14 March 2022

John Dixon of Scotland’s Georgian Antiques has become the new vice chairman of dealer association LAPADA.

LAPADA Fair

LAPADA fair cancelled over rising costs

28 February 2022

Previously held in a purpose-built marquee in Berkeley Square every autumn, the trade association’s showpiece fair has not taken place since 2019 because of coronavirus restrictions.

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Online initiatives are here to stay, says LAPADA

31 January 2022

Since the outbreak of the pandemic many LAPADA members turned their attention to the web, says the trade association’s CEO Freya Simms.

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Three things we learned at this year’s LAPADA Conference

14 October 2021

Dealers returned to London this week for the LAPADA Conference 2021 which had the theme of ‘Reset & Refresh’.

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Rebrands and new hires – an update on the latest moves across the art and antiques sector

05 October 2021

The latest Movers & Shakers news across the UK including a new president at BADA and a new board member at LAPADA.

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LAPADA announces autumn conference event

16 September 2021

Dealer association LAPADA has announced a return of its annual conference and this time it is being held in the autumn, as opposed to the usual February.

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Opportunity is aim of the game at The Game Fair

09 August 2021

LAPADA tries partnership with a different kind of fair amid latest trade challenges

ATG LETTER: Trade associations - the mindset should be forward-looking

12 July 2021

The argument for LAPADA and BADA merger.

LAPADA Fair

Dealer association LAPADA cancels autumn fair due to ongoing coronavirus impact

27 May 2021

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair usually held in the autumn in London’s Berkeley Square has been cancelled for a second year running.

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Dealers prove game for countryside fair

12 April 2021

More than 20 LAPADA dealers have signed up to take stands at The Game Fair this summer.

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The Brexit effect: Dealers learning to live with complicated new trading rules for the vital EU market

01 March 2021

When Freya Simms presented at a European art market conference in late January, forecasting what dealers should expect in 2021, the LAPADA chief executive illustrated her slides with an image of someone dragging a ball of red tape up the hill.

ATG letters: Trade bodies merger plea: one Jeremy for, one against…

22 February 2021

MADAM – At the risk of boring your readers with yet another letter from me, I would like to endorse Kay Michie’s very sensible suggestion that one organisation representing the antiques trade would be better than two (Letters, ATG No 2479).

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ATG letter: Brexit makes single trade body a vital step

15 February 2021

MADAM – It will come as no surprise that I, for one, wholeheartedly support the proposal from Kaye Michie (see Letters & Opinion, ATG No 2479) that the two antiques dealer associations, BADA and LAPADA, should be merged.

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‘Time has come to act’ on merger of two antiques trade associations

08 February 2021

A merger of the two major antiques trade associations, The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and LAPADA, is again up for discussion.

ATG letter: Trade associations must be inclusive and streamlined

08 February 2021

MADAM – I would like to open up the discussion on merging the two major antique trade associations BADA and LAPADA.

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Antiques trade chiefs: Resourcefulness and ingenuity will be crucial in 2021

25 January 2021

The heads of three associations say dealers need to rise to the challenges during the toughest trading period for decades

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LAPADA website moves into e-commerce

05 October 2020

The LAPADA website, which acts as a dealer portal for its members, has added an e-commerce option for objects under £5000.

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