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Online art market up 12% to $4.2bn but growth slowing according to latest Hiscox Report

17 April 2018

The growth of the global online art market slowed in 2017 as price transparency remains a key issue for new buyers.

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BADA website revamp will boost dealer and object search focus

05 March 2018

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is hoping its new website, which launches this week ahead of the BADA 2018 fair (March 14-20), will propel dealer members and their stock to the top of internet search rankings when buyers are looking for antique objects from dealers.

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ATG acquires German online sales platform

26 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) – owner of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom. com – has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

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Auction Technology Group announces merger with Lot-tissimo.com

25 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com - has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s buying spree continues – auction house expands into interior design market

13 February 2018

Sotheby’s has bought Viyet, a website for interior design, vintage and antique furniture.

1stdibs moves dealer names after website 'upgrades'

13 November 2017

1stdibs has changed the way it displays objects for sale on its website.

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Departing LAPADA chief: Why the game isn't up for antique ivory

23 October 2017

As Rebecca Davies heads back to the contemporary art world, she gives ATG her perspective on the big issues affecting fine art and antiques dealers

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New online portal connects collectors through commission-free sales

10 October 2017

A site where collectors can buy and sell artwork with no commission or intermediary has launched online.

Kairos

Online dealer hub to offer monthly payments for design buyers

09 October 2017

A new platform for antiques and design dealers has launched online.

British Museum

British Museum database suffers technical glitch

23 August 2017

The British Museum’s Collection Online database is back up and running after a technical glitch forced it out of action this month.

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TEFAF takes first steps towards launching e-commerce platform

03 July 2017

TEFAF is to trial its own online selling platform at the fair organisation’s autumn New York event, with a view to building a permanent e-commerce presence.

eBay

eBay to introduce VAT payments to UK traders

18 May 2017

Professional eBay sellers in the UK with turnover of more than £85,000 will be asked to pay VAT on their fees when the online marketplace restructures later this year.

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1stdibs shut dealer site over emails

07 January 2017

THE online antiques marketplace 1stdibs has shut down the website of a London dealer following a disagreement over promotional emails.

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Review of the Year 2016: Top online prices

01 January 2017

ATG delves into the data of its sister brand, online platform thesaleroom.com, to uncover this year's top prices for items bought online at auction.

BINA

Antiques centre entrepreneur takes skills online as number of dealer portals grows

02 December 2016

James Podger, founder of Great Grooms Antiques Centre, has taken the ethos of his bricks-and-mortar dealer hubs online with the launch of a new dealer portal.

New UK dealer portal launches after nearly 10 years of construction

30 August 2016

A new antiques sourcing website, Looking for Antiques, has been launched after a construction period of nine years.

Artstaq owner of Artex500

Competition heats up with glut of new online art market platforms

12 July 2016

Competition among online art trade start-ups is mounting judging by the number of new platforms launched during the past few months.

Messum's partner the new FAX

01 June 2016

Fine Art Exchange (FAX), an online peer-to-peer marketplace for pictures, has launched with Cork Street dealer Johnny Messum as a partner.

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Dealer plans online market hub as fire destroys shop and stock

28 May 2016

A Scottish dealer whose stock and business went up in smoke has vowed to carry on with an online venture

Paddle8 secure $34m funding boost

02 November 2015

Online auction site Paddle8, who recently took space in Mayfair, have secured $34m in new funding.