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 tackle trade legal issues

18 October 2005

LAPADA have organised a free legal seminar for members in conjunction with the City law firm Withers to take place at 5.30pm on Wednesday, November 30 at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.

LAPADA unveil new Royal Academy fair for May 2006

13 June 2005

LAPADA will launch a new London flagship fair next year when LAPADA@TheRoyalAcademy opens from May 4 to 7 at the Royal Academy.

The Contemporary face of LAPADA

31 May 2005

LAPADA have appointed Rebecca Hossack of London’s Rebecca Hossack Gallery (RHG) as a director. The Australian-born dealer in Contemporary pictures, sculpture, jewellery and decorative arts is the first Contemporary specialist to join the association’s board.

LAPADA need youth, suggests annual survey

12 April 2005

LAPADA are to target young dealers in a membership drive after their latest survey shows hardly any existing members are aged under 35.

Scottish rep for LAPADA

07 February 2005

Edinburgh dealer John Dixon of Georgian Antiques has joined the LAPADA board of directors.

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Saddled up for survey

11 November 2004

COMPLETING this year’s LAPADA survey carries an additional incentive – the prospect of a week’s holiday in Jamaica.

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LAPADA backs its luck to change at Cheltenham

14 October 2004

HAVING staged fairs with varying success in Birmingham and London, LAPADA, our largest trade association, enters a new era this month with the launch of a new event at a new venue – The LAPADA Autumn Antiques and Fine Art Fair which will run at The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire from October 21 to 24.

Board changes at LAPADA

13 October 2004

GRAHAM Smith of Graham Smith Antiques in Jesmond, Newcastle has joined LAPADA’s board of directors. He started his own business in 1999 after 27 years working with Owen Humble Antiques.

LAPADA drop Claridges over Birmingham clash

01 September 2004

LAPADA have abandoned Claridge’s as the venue for their London fair but plans for the launch of their LAPADA Autumn Antiques & Fine Art Fair are well advanced and well received by members of our largest trade association.

LAPADA backs call for more trade promotion

13 July 2004

SARAH Harvey, chief executive of LAPADA, has given her backing to the concept of a marketing campaign in support of the whole antiques industry.

Interest-free credit plan by LAPADA: Association offer high-street deals

15 June 2004

LAPADA have introduced an interest-free credit scheme to the portfolio of benefits on offer to members.

LAPADA’s latest survey brings little comfort

01 March 2004

More than half of those of who responded to the latest LAPADA survey have reported a decrease in turnover in 2003. The annual survey sent out in December by the UK’s largest antiques dealer’s association, was this year completed by 158 members – 25 per cent of the association’s membership. Last year, it was 151 members, or 22 per cent, which indicates that the association has lost a net of 54 members – eight per cent – over the past year.

Ex-auctioneer to head LAPADA

23 February 2004

LAPADA have named their new chief executive as Sarah Harvey, a former auctioneer at both Phillips and Sotheby’s. She will take up her post on March 29.

New year, new start for Birmingham…

23 January 2004

FAR from mourning the demise of the January LAPADA fair, which ran for 13 years at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, the trade seem to have embraced its successor, The National Fine Art and Antiques Fair, which will be launched at this favoured venue from January 28 to February 1.

LAPADA veterans furnish a new director

08 January 2004

WELSH period furniture dealer Ian Anderson of F.E. Anderson & Son has joined LAPADA’s board of directors. Mr Anderson’s business was started by his great-grandfather in 1842 and he still works from the original four-storey premises in the High Street of Welshpool, Powys. “We were one of the original members when LAPADA was set up,” said the new director, who joined the family firm upon leaving school in 1966.

John Newgas to quit as LAPADA chief executive

02 December 2003

JOHN Newgas has announced his decision to step down as chief executive of LAPADA, the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers, at the end of December.

LAPADA set up fraud alert as they help trap conman

17 November 2003

LAPADA have set up an email alert system to warn members about fraudsters after an indepth investigation by the association led to a serial offender being caught and jailed. John Alderson of Seattle was convicted in the USA and has just been sentenced to 41 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He must also pay restitution of $146,000 to victims.

LAPADA bid to reassure members over fair dealings

22 October 2003

LAPADA chief executive John Newgas has set out to reassure his association’s members that their interests are being looked after following criticism over the way recent developments have been handled.

New LAPADA fair venues at Claridge’s and Cheltenham

06 October 2003

Association to work with Bailey Fairs: LAPADA fairs are to continue both in London and the provinces but with new venues and new organisers, it has been announced. From next year for their London showcase the UK’s largest antiques association move into Mayfair and from April 14 to 18 launch The Claridge’s LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair at the exclusive Claridge’s Hotel in Brook Street, W1.

Entering the last Lap at the Institute?

02 October 2003

FROM a record 110 exhibitors just two years ago, when business was not exactly booming, expect no more than 50 at this autumn’s LAPADA Fine Art and Antiques Fair, to be held from October 8 to 12 at the Commonwealth Institute Galleries, Kensington High Street, London W8.

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