Special Reports


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Fools go Russian in: why the art world needs to consider sanctions carefully

11 July 2022

An expert view on how post-Ukraine invasion restrictions are giving the art market plenty to think about

A quick guide on what the Russian bans now entail

11 July 2022

The US, UK, EU and other countries have directed a slew of sanctions and restrictive measures at Russia which have seen the closure, suspension or quietening down of operations in Russia by international banks and companies, including some major international auction houses.

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ATG conference: Going, going… green and online

04 April 2022

Auctioneers get together to hear the latest market trends and top tips for 2022

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Second-hand and sustainable: A special report from Auction Technology Group

21 March 2022

Firms selling second-hand items such as antiques can now quantify the environmental advantages thanks to a new report. They can also improve their competitive edge by auditing and publishing their own green credentials.

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1 million tonnes of carbon emissions saved by these 15 auction items

21 March 2022

Auction Technology Group recently worked with carbon research consultants Small World Consulting to discover just how positive an impact buying second-hand items at auction can have on the planet.

Taking responsibility for our own impact

21 March 2022

The auction industry plays an important role in accelerating the growth of the circular economy with the evolution of online auctions helping to facilitate the market for second-hand goods.

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Shipping and delivery: How to go green when transporting art

24 May 2021

Much is made about the green credentials of antiques but transporting them can affect their carbon footprint

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Logistics and delivery firms say business is slowly getting better

24 May 2021

Green issues are coming to the fore but the focus for art and antiques delivery firms in the past year has been dealing with Brexit and the pandemic.

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Online bidding: The key moment

22 March 2021

Fifteen years ago an auction was held which heralded the online transformation in the bidding process and opened sales up to potential buyers across the world

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Shipping & delivery: New world border

14 December 2020

Deal or no-deal, logistics firms are as prepared as they can be for any eventuality for Brexit post-December 31

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Brexit: Imports and Exports from January 1

14 December 2020

A number of changes will affect the import and export of goods from January 1, 2021, when items moving between the UK and the EU will have to undergo customs formalities and border control, like any other country.

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Help build knowledge of ‘architect’ sitter

05 October 2020

Can you help to identify this gentleman architect sitter in this Giuseppe Bonito (1707-89) picture?

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Anti-Money Laundering: Get ready for the latest directive regardless of Brexit

18 November 2019

Whether we have Brexit or no Brexit, the European Union’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive will come into effect in the UK on January 10 next year.

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Leading the digital charge at Bonhams

07 October 2019

Chief marketing officer Marc Sands outlines his plans for online growth at the auction house.

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ATG Pub Quiz 2019

23 September 2019

Returning after an interlude of seven years, the Auction Technology Group Pub Quiz was relaunched on September 17 with more than 20 teams taking part.

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It’s back: ATG Pub Quiz 2019

19 September 2019

Returning after an interlude of seven years, the ATG Pub Quiz returned on Tuesday night with more than 20 teams taking part.

Artist's Resale Right: It’s so much simpler in Ireland

16 September 2019

Further to our article in this section in last week’s issue about who pays Artist’s Resale Right and how it applies to sales in the UK where the seller is an artist’s estate, ATG contacted Ireland’s collecting body The Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation (IVARO) to clarify how this is dealt with in the Republic.

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How resale right can apply to fresh-to-market lots from an artist's estate

09 September 2019

Following our guide to Artist’s Resale Right (ATG No 2404) and now published in the Guides section of this website, we have a received a number of enquiries from readers asking for further information.

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Forget the Ashes: this is the big one

09 September 2019

The annual Lee Plate trophy cricket match was contested between the Fine Art Trade and Christie’s at Chiswick House on Monday, September 2. Christie’s won the toss and elected to bat, making a brisk start with Thurlow- Wood and Piers Boothman going well.

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Trade and politicians out in force at BADA fair preview party

25 March 2019

At a swell party in the heart of Chelsea, with the Taittinger Brut Reserve free-flowing, BADA 2019 exhibitors could be forgiven for relaxing after days of stand set-up.

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