Online portals

Auctionata buy ValueMyStuff

28 September 2015

Online auction house Auctionata have acquired the London-based online valuation company ValueMyStuff.

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LAPADA to relaunch website to boost dealers

23 September 2015

LAPADA (the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) is to relaunch its website as a subscription-based online marketplace in a bid to boost the digital presence of its 600-plus members.

Bruno sells as 1stdibs raise new funding

17 September 2015

Online dealer marketplace 1stdibs has raised between $50m and $60m from venture capitalists Insight Venture Partners, Fortune magazine reports.

Phillips join Sotheby’s in streaming sales live on eBay

11 September 2015

Phillips are to begin-streaming their sales live on eBay’s platform for upmarket auctions of fine art and antiques.

HMRC investigate eBay traders

25 June 2015

Online sellers who use eBay are the focus of fresh attempts by HM Revenue & Customs to crack down on tax evasion.

Funding pledge for Your Sculpture project

01 December 2014

A project to create a free, comprehensive photo catalogue online of all the sculptures held in UK public collections has moved a step closer thanks to a £2.84m pledge of support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Stanley Gibbons launch retail website

24 November 2014

Stanley Gibbons have launched their online collectables marketplace dealing in low-value stamps, coins, postcards and memorabilia.

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Right time, right place this time around, say Sotheby’s and eBay

25 July 2014

Twelve years after their first online collaboration, Sotheby’s and eBay have formed a second partnership to stream Sotheby’s sales worldwide.

Saleroom statistics show web bids on upward curve

28 May 2014

Unique visits to have risen by 80% in the last year. As of April 2014, the average number of visits per month has exceeded half a million.


ATG Digital now available

10 March 2014

A digital edition of Antiques Trade Gazette has been launched for all tablet users.

Hiscox launch self-valuation policy online

30 January 2014

Hiscox have launched what they say is a unique insurance policy allowing collectors to value their own items and sign up online for cover in minutes.

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Woolley & Wallis launch Chinese version of website

30 October 2013

In keeping with changing market trends, Woolley & Wallis of Salisbury have launched a new Chinese version of their website.

New-look website for Asian Art in London

10 October 2013

The 16th staging of Asian Art in London from October 31 to November 9 is heralded by a new-look website.

Trading via the web after fire at shop

23 September 2013

Despite the fire ealier this month that engulfed his shop in Southborough near Tunbridge Wells, the Arts & Crafts dealer Peter Hoare is still trading via his website and by appointment.

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Getty gives free access to online images

27 August 2013

Around 4600 high-quality images of artworks to which the Getty holds all the rights or are in the public domain are being made available to use for free.

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Amazon branches out into offering art from dealers

12 August 2013

Internet giants Amazon have launched a new platform on their website allowing users to browse and buy art from dealers’ stock.

£125,000 grant to fund advisers for national online art archive

07 May 2013

The ambitious project that made 210,000 publicly-owned oil, tempera and acrylic paintings available to view online for free has taken another important step forward thanks to winning £125,000 funding.

Poll reveals secrets to online success for galleries

16 April 2013

Trust and reputation more than technology or pricing are the secret to online success for galleries, reveals a new study carried out for art insurers Hiscox by analysts ArtTactic.

Mobile apps for wealth management

14 January 2013

A new valuation and wealth management service based in London has launched a mobile app to help customers manage their collections.


The ultimate British gallery is now up and running online

12 January 2013

It features nearly 212,000 oil paintings, created by 37,000 artists, including 391 works by Joshua Reynolds, 348 by Turner, 281 by Gainsborough, 273 by Walter Sickert, 189 by Stanley Spencer and 114 by Van Dyck. And it is available to view online – for free.