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’.


LAPADA seeks chief to stand up for the trade

16 October 2017

LAPADA has begun the search for a new chief executive after the resignation of Rebecca Davies, prioritising a candidate’s ability to represent the trade’s interests to government.

Rebecca Davies of LAPADA

LAPADA seeks new chief executive as Davies returns to the contemporary art world

11 October 2017

Rebecca Davies, chief executive officer of LAPADA, is to leave the trade body at the end of December after three and a half years in the role.

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Dealers at LAPADA fair report high volume of trade throughout an event featuring new dates

09 October 2017

Early on at the recent LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair (15-20 September), Charles Wallrock of Wick Antiques met a new client.

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Shine on: Five pieces of jewellery at the LAPADA Fair

01 September 2017

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair (September 15-20) features 110 dealers exhibiting a wide range of objects in Mayfair’s Berkeley Square. Here, ATG takes a look at five pieces of jewellery available at the fair.

ATG letters: Dealer trade bodies are different

14 August 2017

MADAM – It would be my submission that had Jeremy Taylor conducted the same survey of attitudes to a merger between the BADA and LAPADA at Masterpiece rather than Olympia, the result in favour of merger would have been entirely different (ATG No 2302).

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Anti-ivory trade campaign group Action for Elephants plans protest at Olympia fair

24 June 2017

An action group that campaigns against modern ivory poaching is to stage a protest against the trade in antique ivory at the Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia, on 1 July.

Trade bodies to forge new relationships after election

19 June 2017

The art and antiques trade associations are preparing to “forge new relationships” with Michael Gove, who has replaced Andrea Leadsom as environment minister in charge of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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Cocktails and collectors: LAPADA and Killik & Co host antique jewellery event in Mayfair

16 June 2017

Gin, jewels and gems were the order of the night at the first Killik & Co and LAPADA event this week.

ATG letter: Single trade body has more force

05 June 2017

MADAM – My compliments on an excellent round table debating the issues facing the trade (ATG No 2291), to which I would very much like to add my views.

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ATG Letter: Merger vote should be next step

22 May 2017

MADAM – Following on from your ‘State of the Trade’ debate (ATG No 2291), I would like to add my views concerning the advantages of the BADA merging with LAPADA.

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Tory 2017 manifesto: no explicit mention of ivory

18 May 2017

The Conservative's 2017 manifesto launched this morning was dominated by Brexit, social care, education and cyber security but was without the party's intentions on controlling the UK ivory trade. This is in contrast to the 2015 version, which pledged an outright ban on trade in ivory.

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Former environment minister Lord de Mauley to join LAPADA as chairman

17 May 2017

Conservative peer and former environment minister Lord de Mauley is to become chairman of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers.

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Dealer survey: customer focus tops ivory and Brexit as issues

08 May 2017

Boosting client confidence and keeping them better informed via new technology head the list of priorities for dealers, according to the LAPADA Members Survey 2017.

Election 2017: time to ‘get our voices heard’

24 April 2017

Trade bodies line up to make the case for art and antiques sector

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Trade bodies seek multi-pronged Brexit lobbying plan ahead of Great Repeal Act

10 April 2017

The art and antiques trade is taking its Brexit concerns directly to government with the submission of a series of policy documents asking that art market interests are recognised.

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Trade bodies say Budget 2017 ‘ducks desperate need for business rate reform’

18 March 2017

The antiques trade has expressed disappointment following the Spring Budget, after its reform of business rates fell short of the wholesale changes requested by industry bodies.

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Victoria Borwick MP defends trade in antique ivory at House of Commons debate

14 December 2016

MP and BADA president Victoria Borwick has given a passionate defence of the antique ivory trade in Parliament, strongly arguing against a total ban.

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Security and trust top the bill at LAPADA conference 2017

13 December 2016

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, has announced the programme for its 2017 conference which will tackle some of the major issues dealers face today.

FT letter from trade body heads

Trade bodies unite to fight tax reforms that impact art and antiques trade

11 November 2016

Efforts to protect the trade’s Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) against tax reforms gathered steam this week with the publication of a letter from three leading trade associations in the Financial Times.

New partnership for LAPADA as two London-based trade associations join forces

27 September 2016

LAPADA, the Art and Antique Dealers Association, have joined forces with the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) forming a partnership to waive joining fees for any applicant to one association who is already a member of the other.

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