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


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


Collector Interview: Crime scene investigator

26 May 2020

Jeremy Carson’s passion for collecting a very appropriate sub-genre of crime fiction – bibliomysteries – led to a career as an antiquarian book dealer.


Interview: The lawyer and coin collector in the eye of a storm over trading tariffs

16 September 2019

Peter Tompa, cultural property lawyer and coin collector, on the US rules around three key collecting areas


Paul Viney: The lessons I’ve learned

02 September 2019

Woolley & Wallis chairman Paul Viney is stepping down from the role after nearly 20 years building up the firm to be a regional powerhouse in UK auctions. Here he reflects on his experiences.


‘Online bidders’ expectations are rising’

15 October 2018

We ask ATG’s Richard Lewis why is changing its commission fee.


New LAPADA chief Freya Simms outlines what dealer members can expect during her tenure

18 June 2018

Public relations and fairs specialist Freya Simms is a mere two weeks into the job as chief executive of dealer body LAPADA but has hit the ground running.


The latest market forces reflected in Art Basel’s 'The Art Market 2018 Report'

26 March 2018

The global report delivers the bigger picture for auctions and dealers but there are findings relevant to the mid- and lower-markets too.


ATG's chief executive on purchasing Germany-based portal lot-tissimo: 'Bidders will have more choice'

12 March 2018

Auction Technology Group's chief sets out how online consolidation, such as the company's purchase in March of e-commerce portal lot-tissimo, will bring benefits to both buyers and auctioneers...


Case study: Germany's online auction record

12 March 2018

An auction house in a small Bavarian town sold a Dutch Golden Age painting for more than 50 times its estimate back in November 2017 – setting a record for an artwork auctioned online in Germany.


New head of the Met’s art squad, Rob Upham, discusses thefts, fakes, looted art and future plans

05 March 2018

Last year there were fears the Metropolitan Police’s Art & Antiques Unit would be closed after two of its members were seconded to the Grenfell Tower fire enquiry. However, in December the team was reunited and a new boss Det Sgt Rob Upham, with 23 years’ experience in the Met, was brought in to lead the team. ATG caught up with him recently.


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.


Interview with Nic McElhatton: CSK chairman’s pride in the legacy

24 July 2017

Christie’s veteran Nic McElhatton believes the CSK model will be hard to replicate...


Anthony Browne: Our man in Westminster

17 July 2017

The art market’s chief spokesperson pursues a policy of quiet diplomacy. Now armed with a new report on the British art market, Anthony Browne has something he wants to shout about

Inside the tent: Five people in the art market’s little black book

17 July 2017

All industries need to have the ear of people close to political decision making, particularly now that Brexit has shifted policy makers’ priorities. Here ATG highlights some people in the corridors of power who are key to the art and antiques market.


Jon Baddeley, head of Bonhams Knightsbridge, on the importance of maintaining two salerooms in London

10 July 2017

Bonhams Knightsbridge is keen to assert its place in London’s evolving auction scene, managing director Jon Baddeley tells ATG.


Lots Road's Nick Carter: ‘clients want us to stick with our Sunday service’

12 June 2017

Lots Road Auctions has been in the same premises since it was founded by owner Roger Ross in 1979. The establishment is well known among the Chelsea set and was even the star of the Channel Four show The Auction House. But changes are afoot. Here Nick Carter, manager and senior auctioneer, discusses the firm’s future with ATG.


CSK closure: ‘For the long-term health of the business it is right’

05 June 2017

Christie’s South Kensington, a popular and influential fixture on the London auction scene for over 40 years, will hold its final sale next month.


A 3-D van Gogh fit for the people

05 April 2017

Technology has replicated the Dutch master’s work in a move the artist might have welcomed.

Professor Rachel Pownall

Professor Rachel Pownall: TEFAF report’s new author

25 March 2017

Since its launch in 2002 the TEFAF Art Market Report has established itself as the art and antiques trade’s key annual barometer of size and trends.