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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BADA chief Marco Forgione leaving after four years to head export trade body

23 October 2019

As the new head of the Institute of Export and International Trade, Marco Forgione vows to “advocate, in the strongest terms, for the vital role of antiques and art in global trade”.

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Strong art sales at LAPADA Fair

07 October 2019

Among a series of strong art sales reported from the recent LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair was an 18th century portrait of a lady offered by Jeremy Astfalck of The Old Corkscrew.

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Antiques firms urged to register for EU trade permit as potential no-deal Brexit looms

03 September 2019

Trade associations are urging their members to apply for the required permit to continue importing and exporting with EU countries following Brexit on October 31.

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LAPADA fair marks 10 years in Berkeley Square with craftsmanship theme

02 September 2019

An intricate rolled paper work from the end of the 17th century comes to this year’s 'LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair' – which takes ‘legendary’ craftsmanship for its theme.

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Antiques-driven rise in retail hailed by trade association chiefs

25 July 2019

Leaders of trade associations BADA and LAPADA have welcomed an announcement that antiques contributed to a recent rise in UK retail.

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LAPADA launches apprentice scheme for “a new generation of dealers”

22 July 2019

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, has launched a new ‘Apprentice’ membership category for dealers in early years of independent trading.

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Industry bodies urge collectors and trade to take part in survey on economic impact of Ivory Act

29 January 2019

Industry trade bodies are today launching a survey that will attempt to measure the financial impact of the Ivory Act (2018) which comes into force later this year. Collectors, dealers and auctioneers of antique ivory are being encouraged to take part.

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Social media, succession planning and Brexit top agenda at latest LAPADA conference

28 January 2019

Around 100 dealers will gather at the House of Lords next month for the latest annual LAPADA conference.

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Trade associations to mount survey on financial impact of ivory ban

14 January 2019

Art market trade bodies are commissioning a survey to assess the potential financial impact on buyers, sellers and collectors of antique ivory of a law that will usher in a near-total ban on the UK ivory trade.

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Meet the market experts at LAPADA fair

03 September 2018

When is the right time to buy a piece of rare antique silver – a George III caviar dish, say?

Keep calm on Brexit, say trade associations

03 September 2018

Trade bodies are urging the art and antiques sector not to panic following the announcement that the government is preparing for a ‘no-deal Brexit’.

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.

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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Two positions created at LAPADA include new top spot for September fair

22 May 2018

LAPADA is recruiting for two newly created positions, one of the association’s first moves under the leadership of chief executive Freya Simms.

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Freya Simms steps into top LAPADA role: "I'll ensure dealers are in a strong place with Brexit and the ivory ban looming"

30 April 2018

Former Olympia fair organiser and art market PR will head the dealer association, after the sudden departure of the previous chief.

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LAPADA welcomes new chief executive after sudden exit of previous head

30 April 2018

LAPADA has moved quickly to fill its chief executive slot, vacant after the sudden departure of the previous incumbent, by appointing art market public relations specialist Freya Simms to the role.

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LAPADA boss exits after just three months

23 April 2018

Patricia Stevenson, the former Tatler magazine publishing director recently appointed as chief executive of dealer body LAPADA, has left the association.

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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.

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Axing import VAT is ‘achievable’

26 February 2018

BAMF chairman and new chief executive address LAPADA conference

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