Interviews


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Collector Interview: I am just nuts about nutcrackers

26 September 2022

Nutcracker collector and author aims to open a museum in his home country.

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Collector interview: Toys are there to share, after all

08 August 2022

US collector tells us why he’s so keen to open a museum displaying his purchases

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Collector interview: Why a book was my next move

04 July 2022

Collector of chess sets aims to help others starting out as well as more experienced enthusiasts

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Collector Interview: My Japanese woodblock wonders

27 June 2022

How a chance purchase of a print in a Liverpool junk shop sparked an extensive collection

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Collector Interview: Raise a glass to breweriana

04 April 2022

A passion that began with a single tray acquired on a football away day pub visit has led to the creation of a breweriana museum

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Renovation: Instagram's Man with a Hammer and his huge restoration project

21 February 2022

Greg Penn, 37, better known on Instagram as Man with a Hammer, is carrying out a major renovation of a 30-room former naval residence in Plymouth, doing the vast majority of the work himself and buying furniture online.

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Art Deco without the clichéd theme park look

21 February 2022

Consumer journalist and broadcaster Harry Wallop, 47, and his wife decorated their Art Deco holiday home Endymion House in Cumbria with 1930s pieces befitting the property’s ‘Poirot glamour’.

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Collector interview: Citizen Cane talks the walk

07 February 2022

Anthony Moss, the proud owner of 2500 walking sticks and canes, tells us about the extensive collection he and his wife have amassed.

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New SLAD director Paul Hewitt aims for steady but sure approach to trade challenges

31 January 2022

Society of London Art Dealers' new director general outlines his plans amid many challenges

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Collector interview: Meet the ‘Belgravian hermit’

20 December 2021

A lawyer who likes to keep it local also has an insatiable curiosity about art and antiques.

Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Collector interview: My personal search for Ganesha

08 November 2021

A fascination with buying depictions of the elephant-headed deity has inspired a new book

Adam Partridge and Ridley Partridge

Going, going… no, just starting

13 September 2021

Seventeen-year-old auctioneer with familiar surname tells us about his first sales

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Battiscombe looks back on 20 years of SLAD challenges

26 July 2021

After 20 years as director general of The Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) Christopher Battiscombe is retiring. Former Christie’s director Paul Hewitt will take over the post from September. Here, Battiscombe looks back over his time at SLAD

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Collector interview: Noted down in my address book

31 May 2021

New reference work details an illuminating form of gift that took off in the Victorian era

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He’s not the retiring sort: Jeremy Lamond looks forward to Woolley & Wallis back in auction action

19 April 2021

Auctioneer Jeremy Lamond looks forward to a packed sale schedule at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.

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Interview: Taking stock at Tomasso

05 April 2021

One year into lockdown and ahead of a select Sotheby’s sale of sculpture and bronzes, Dino Tomasso tells ATG how having the time to reflect has forged a new path – and name – for Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

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Interview: ‘Patience is a virtue when it comes to Brexit’ says dealer William Thuillier

01 February 2021

A flexible attitude and eclectic tastes have kept William Thuillier dealing in pictures for 40 years

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Collector interview: 'Why I'm favouring home-grown comics over high-profile US versions'

02 November 2020

Richard Sheaf, 44, is a collector and daily blogger on British comics.

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Collector interview: Completely in jewel control

17 August 2020

In the latest in ATG's occasional series of collector interviews, researcher, archivist, gemmologist, specialist and collector Georgina Izzard describes her fascination

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Collector interview: Longcase launched my interest

22 June 2020

Devon artist’s first buy is still his most precious – but joined by tables, militaria and much more

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