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Latest news about key people in the art and antiques market including top names who work at major auction houses; organisers of significant art and antiques fairs; antiques dealers; collectors; museum curators; heads of trade organisations; market and regulatory experts.

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Julian Thomson takes the helm at Anderson & Garland

25 September 2017

Newcastle auction house Anderson & Garland is under new ownership after Julian Thomson and Fred Wyrley-Birch bought out the previous owner Andrew McCoull.

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5 Questions: Stephen Welbourne

25 September 2017

Stephen Welbourne, a specialist in 18th-20th century British art for the past 30 years, will stand at the upcoming Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair by ADFL.

Charles Graham-Campbell of Bonhams Scotland

New managing director for Bonhams Scotland

21 September 2017

Bonhams have appointed Charles Graham-Campbell as managing director of its operations in Scotland.

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Horologist and inventor Dr John C Taylor honoured with stamp series

18 September 2017

Horologist, inventor and clockmaker Dr John C Taylor OBE will have his life celebrated with a set of postage stamps in the Isle of Man where he lives.

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BBC Antiques Roadshow: 40 years of getting an antiques show on the road

18 September 2017

With the BBC’s hit series now 40 years old, we find out producer Simon Shaw's views on its success ahead of the broadcast of his last Roadshow series.

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Tributes paid following the death of French arts patron Pierre Bergé

08 September 2017

French fashion businessman and patron of the arts, Pierre Bergé, has died aged 86.

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Interview: SNA president Mathias Ary Jan on meeting the challenge for the Paris Biennale

04 September 2017

The Biennale has restructured as the fair evolves into an annual event. ATG talks to chief organiser and SNA president, Mathias Ary Jan, to hear how the changes are not just practical but cultural as well...

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Auction house opens a new sales chapter

28 August 2017

Dawson’s Auctioneers is a relatively fresh-faced newcomer to the auction house scene but is keen to open new chapters of business as soon as possible.

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Mid-century gives musician much to chew on

28 August 2017

This is the story of how James Watkins went from being half of the electro-pop duo Chew Lips, performing at music festivals across Europe including Glastonbury – “we were the sort of late afternoon band you don’t really listen to” – to running an online business selling mid-century design, particularly furniture.

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Andrew Sim: a dealer who thinks outside the box

28 August 2017

Andrew Sim favours artists and images that have slipped through the system. Ahead of his appearance at the upcoming '20/21 British Art Fair' he talks to ATG about chasing the unknown...

Mark Law leaves Dreweatts

21 August 2017

Mark Law has left Dreweatts in Donnington Priory, with the future of the firm now unclear.

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Kensington’s Cromwell Place gallery hub hires managing director to lead project

17 August 2017

The proposed Kensington gallery hub of Cromwell Place has hired a managing director to lead the project and attract tenants.

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Goodman’s Fine Art Bourse falls foul of Facebook’s nudity rules

10 August 2017

Tim Goodman’s Fine Art Bourse (FAB) has entered into an advertising row with Facebook over nudity rules at the social media giant.

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Tributes paid following the death of former V&A boss Martin Roth

07 August 2017

Martin Roth, the former director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, has died aged 62.

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Mark Law’s Dreweatts deal folds

07 August 2017

Mark Law’s deal to buy auction firm Dreweatts and the Mallett brand from stamp dealer group Stanley Gibbons has collapsed.

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Pennsylvania's Morphy Auctions appoint firearms expert

07 August 2017

Russ Withem has joined Morphy Auctions as a firearms expert in the company’s firearms and militaria division.

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Goodman plans Fine Art Bourse relaunch

07 August 2017

Tim Goodman, former chairman of Sotheby’s Australia, is to relaunch his online auction house Fine Art Bourse (FAB) this month.

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Extension given to Mark Law to complete purchase of auction house Dreweatts

01 August 2017

The completion of Mark Law’s deal to buy Dreweatts from stamp dealer group Stanley Gibbons has been delayed for a second time due to a change in financial backing for the £2.4m purchase.

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Christie’s appointments of co-chairmen in Asian art department are the latest in a strategic series

28 July 2017

Christie’s has appointed Jonathan Stone and Tina Zonars to the positions of co-chairmen in the Asian art department.

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Nic McElhatton leaves Christie’s South Kensington for hybrid role

24 July 2017

Nic McElhatton, former chairman of Christie’s South Kensington, is leaving to set up his own business that will see him move between the worlds of auctions and private sales.

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