Organisations

Trade organisations play an important role in the art and antiques market. Their remit may include lobbying, communicating information to members, offering professional development and qualifications, organising events, setting standards and ensuring adherence to them.

Other organisations listed in this section perform different functions such as providing online marketplaces, education or supplying other services to the art and antiques trade.

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LAPADA website moves into e-commerce

05 October 2020

The LAPADA website, which acts as a dealer portal for its members, has added an e-commerce option for objects under £5000.

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Art Detective: help distinguish between the works of Steele

28 September 2020

Art UK, a charity with a website showcasing artworks in UK public collections, runs the Art Detective forum where specialists and members of the public are invited to help fill in gaps in the knowledge of public art. Their latest question concerns the various artists called Edwin Steele.

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Government's latest crackdown on social gatherings does not impact trade of art and antiques

09 September 2020

The number of people allowed to meet socially is being reduced from 30 to six in England from September 14, amid a rise in coronavirus cases.

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The Magic Circle reunited with lost copy of the earliest known English book on performing magic

26 August 2020

The 16th century book 'The Discoverie of Witchcraft' by Reginald Scot is the earliest known book in English explaining how to perform magic.

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ABA Firsts fair gets new autumn staging online

26 August 2020

Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair has announced a second staging for this year to take place next month.

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Government loans and grants available for commercial arts organisations

25 August 2020

The UK government has made up to £1.57bn available for commercial arts businesses which includes art and antiques galleries and fairs.

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The resilient world of art and antiques auctions: UK Auctions 2020 – a report by thesaleroom.com

17 August 2020

A surge in online bidding, coupled with auctioneers’ ability to adapt quickly to changing times, has shown how robust this market can be, says John-Paul Savant, chief executive officer of Auction Technology Group

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Firsts book fair moves to London's Saatchi Gallery

03 August 2020

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) is moving its annual flagship event Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair from Battersea to Chelsea.

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Art advisor association reorganises board to strengthen group for future growth

07 July 2020

Art association Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM) has appointed a new chairman and vice chair and brought in new faces to the organisation’s board.

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Petworth gallery returns to business

29 June 2020

Kevis House Gallery in Petworth hailed the return to business as sales followed the reopening of its premises.

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New appointments across the art trade at associations and fairs

23 June 2020

An update on art dealer Movers and Shakers.

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Allow access to antiquities files, says Christie’s

22 June 2020

Following the removal of four lots from a New York sale, Christie’s has expressed frustration at being denied access to key information on possible looted antiquities.

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Raid on eBay seller's 'fake medal factory' run from garden shed leaves market reeling

15 June 2020

A trading standards investigation has unearthed a ‘medal factory’ in Derbyshire, sparking the fear that thousands of fake military awards and badges could be in circulation.

Export licensing unit reopens with digital applications

01 June 2020

The Export Licensing Unit (ELU), which closed under the March lockdown, has reopened with a new temporary procedure.

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LAPADA Fair postponed over continuing coronavirus concerns

29 May 2020

LAPADA has postponed its annual September fair in the wake of continued uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic.

PBFA online fair to go monthly

25 May 2020

The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) is planning an unlimited succession of virtual fairs starting on the 29th of each month as it adapts to a world without traditional fairs.

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Cotswold dealers hold online ‘flower show’

23 May 2020

The Cotswold Antique Dealers Association (CADA) have been hosting an online initiative to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Future of the cultural sector discussed in LAPADA webinars as UK emerges from lockdown

19 May 2020

LAPADA launches a webinar series this week with a conversation between the association’s CEO Freya Simms and Tristram Hunt, director of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Appeal to stop Ivory Act dismissed in latest court action

18 May 2020

Court of Appeal judges have dismissed the latest attempt to stop the Ivory Act.

BAMF working to tackle backlog over export licences

18 May 2020

The art market is lobbying for the reopening of the Export Licensing Unit (ELU) which closed in March.

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