Online portals

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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.

1stdibs scoop another $42m in investment

17 December 2012

1stdibs, the global online marketplace for high-end art, antiques and decorative objects, have announced a further injection of capital, giving them a total $102m fund over the past year for expansion.

Online wine deal for Dreweatts

22 October 2012

Dreweatts have announced a new joint venture with online wine trading platform which provides live online and timed bidding services for connoisseurs, traders and investors, backed by storage facilities at the EHD bonded warehouse in Weybridge.

Hundreds of thousands of artworks from public collections now available to view online

08 October 2012

A unique free online resource that gives access to thousands of paintings in public collections across the UK is due to be completed in December.

Instant secured loans issued on luxury assets

24 September 2012

Borro, the world’s first online asset lender, are to advance loans against high-value items being consigned for sale by auction or private treaty. The company have devised a scheme whereby they will loan up to 70% of the estimated sale price of assets valued between £50,000 and £1m, such as fine art, jewellery and wine, recouping their costs and fees once the sale has been completed.

1stdibs targets Europe after buying up Online Galleries

17 September 2012

1stdibs, the global online marketplace for high-end art, antiques and decorative objects, has wholly acquired Online Galleries, the British-based portal favoured by LAPADA, the BADA, SLAD and CINOA.

Watch out for catalogues with 360° coverage

09 July 2012

Fellows auctioneers are going full circle to make life easier when using their online catalogue.

Skinner launch online-only fixed-time auction platform

16 April 2012

LEADING US regional saleroom Skinner are to launch an online-only auction platform.

Online advisers directory

12 December 2011

PROFESSIONAL Advisers to the International Art Market (PAIAM) has launched an online directory of professional members.


UK auctioneers forge Chinese links via epaiLive

07 November 2011

A NEW live auction platform which will give UK auctioneers direct access to Chinese bidders has been launched in Beijing.


Figaro venture now brings the-saleroom to France

03 October 2011

This week sees the launch of Figaro Enchères, a joint venture between ATG Media and French national newspaper Le Figaro.

IPhone App out for Asian art

01 November 2010

AN iPhone App has been launched to guide vistors around the galleries, auction houses and museums during Asian Art in London which runs from November 4 to 13.

Sotheby’s go retail with wine in New York

04 October 2010

SOTHEBY’S have launched a retail and online wine business based in New York.


Christie’s gain first consignment via iPhone ‘app’

06 September 2010

TECHNOLOGY is increasingly important in the art market but a pair of oils by the Anglo-Australian artist William Blamire Young (1862-1935), is believed to be the first significant work identified and consigned to auction through Christie’s iPhone application.

ATG Media to power lot-tissimo

10 May 2010

ATG’s parent company, ATG Media, has agreed to provide the technology for the first live internet bidding site in Germany.


Taking the green antiques message to the next level

29 April 2010

SINCE the last ATG conference in May 2009, the vision that Nigel Worboys outlined is now a reality, with many businesses following his lead.

Christie’s raise the stakes in Artprice claim

01 March 2010

AS court proceedings draw closer, Christie’s have upped their long-running damages claim against Artprice from 2m euros to a hefty 63m euros. The auction house originally filed the suit against the French art database in 2008, saying that the reproduction of e-catalogues on their website constitutes copyright and trademark infringement.

Online auctioneer of the year shortlist

09 November 2009

EIGHT UK salerooms have been short-listed for the ATG Online Auctioneer of the Year award.

Bonhams switch general catalogues to the web

02 November 2009

THE familiar Art and Antiques mini-catalogues synonymous with Bonhams' regional general sales are to disappear at the end of the year.


Green campaign on a roll

05 October 2009

THE Antiques are Green campaign, launched by Beaconsfield dealer Nigel Worboys earlier this year, is gaining momentum. Now we want as many people to back it as possible.