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’.

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.


LAPADA weathers challenges to deliver a series of strong sales results

23 September 2016

The eighth LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, which ran from 13-18 September, rounded off with a series of strong results across dealer disciplines despite some struggles against the weather.

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Trade associations aim for talks with new UK government

19 July 2016

British Art Market Federation chairman Anthony Browne has written to Karen Bradley, the newly-appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in the hope of arranging a face-to-face briefing.

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Our post-Brexit wish list and concerns: dealers and auctioneers hopeful that Artist’s Resale Right will be reviewed  

24 June 2016

Art and antiques dealers and auctioneers are already compiling a wish-list for the industry in the wake of last week's UK vote to leave the European Union.

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Ivory on the agenda at global meeting of association heads

20 June 2016

Leaders of art and antiques trade bodies from key markets are due to discuss the rising tide of regulation against ivory, and the consequent threat to the trade of antique ivory, when they meet at the annual gathering international dealers in Paris later this week.

EU Referendum… how will the art and antiques industry adapt to a Brexit economy?

15 June 2016

With just over a week to go till polling day, we asked dealer and auctioneer representatives to speculate on how both sides will adapt to any uncertainty generated by a vote to Brexit

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Dealers told ‘modernise and keep it simple’

03 March 2016

How can you bring your business in line with the latest best practices and generate more sales without investing a fortune?

LAPADA conference speakers announced

22 January 2016

Carolyn Dailey, former Time Warner UK managing director, is confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 2016 LAPADA Conference on February 24.

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LAPADA rewards excellence at Berkeley Square showpiece

29 September 2015

Antiquities dealers ArtAncient were the winners of the best stand award at the 2015 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair.

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LAPADA to relaunch website to boost dealers

23 September 2015

LAPADA (the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) is to relaunch its website as a subscription-based online marketplace in a bid to boost the digital presence of its 600-plus members.

Clash of brands at the top fairs enrages dealers

03 March 2015

How do you prevent your own identity as a dealer being subsumed by that of the fair at which you are exhibiting?

LAPADA fair sponsor announced

09 June 2014

LAPADA has announced a new sponsor and charity partner for the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, London, from September 24-28.

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LAPADA name new chief executive

25 April 2014

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, have appointed Rebecca Davies as their new chief executive following the resignation of Sarah Percy-Davis in December.

US Ivory Ban: The Trade Response

25 February 2014

The British Antique Dealers’ Association, LAPADA and the National Antique and Art Dealers’ Association of America are taking the February 11 White House statement on ivory very seriously.

Percy-Davis to stand down at LAPADA

23 December 2013

LAPADA chief executive Sarah Percy-Davis has announced that she is to step down from her post next year largely because of family commitments.

Winter Olympia winners announced

11 November 2013

The 23rd Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair opened at Olympia in West London last week and as usual trade associations the BADA and LAPADA presented their respective best stand awards to exhibiting members.

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LAPADA celebrate £550,000 beano

10 October 2013

Bizarre, bonkers and not quite on the wall – the Bush Beano charity evening at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square on September 28 was refreshingly different for an antiques fair.

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Test your knowledge of antiques with the LAPADA Quiz App

30 July 2013

Dealers’ association LAPADA have launched a new quiz app.

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Debate poses the question: Do you need a gallery to succeed?

17 June 2013

The argument was lively at this year’s ATG debate at the Summer Olympia fair, as BADA and LAPADA dealer Lennox Cato and Be Smart About Art founder Susan Mumford, disputed whether a gallery is still necessary for business in the modern marketplace.

The LAPADA Quiz app: it could be addictive

10 June 2013

LAPADA have launched a new app which showcases members’ stock in the form of a quiz.