Education and Training

University courses and professional training for the art and antiques industry. 

Schools policy risks future of arts and crafts say West Dean director

30 June 2014

The school curriculum needs to focus more on arts and crafts if the creative industries are to have a future in the UK. So says the director of education at West Dean in West Sussex.

Response to NAVA courses indicates demand for knowledge

10 March 2014

In 2013 NAVA ran its first course for Valuers & Auctioneers of Chattels and its fourth competition for Young Auctioneer of the Year.


University provides jobs for graduates to gain conservation experience

15 October 2012

Graduates of Buckingham University’s Furniture Conservation, Restoration and Decorative Arts courses can now turn to their tutors for work.


Students get creative to help West Dean

30 April 2012

STUDENTS from West Dean College near Chichester will offer their work at auction to raise funds to supplement the college’s bursary and scholarship schemes.

Clock on at West Dean

22 October 2010

WEST Dean College are to launch a ‘Conservation for horologists’ course next May.

Glasgow gives a future to textile conservation

29 April 2010

A NEW textile conservation centre – the first of its kind in the UK – is to be established at the University of Glasgow.

Legal seminars to tackle looted art issues

17 November 2008

SPECIALIST New York lawyer Charles Goldstein and academic Mara Wantuch will be exploring the issue of Holocaust-related assets in a seminar at the Notre Dame Law Centre in London on November 19.

New evening course on porcelain

27 October 2008

Auction Atrium are to hold a two-part evening course on English and Continental Porcelain.

New course for fine art career hopefuls

20 October 2008

Help is at hand for well-heeled jobseekers intent on gaining an entry into the art world. Sophie Macpherson Fine Art Recruitment and Consultancy, together with Virginia Sykes-Wright, project director of Asian Art in London, have developed a new Fine Art Careers Course designed to help people break into a highly competitive employment marketplace.

New university course for auctioneers

13 October 2008

The University of Wolverhampton have announced they will launch a new two-year Foundation Degree in Auctioneering and Valuation in February 2009.

Lawyer alerts industry to unwitting bribe risk

07 July 2008

AUCTIONEERS at the latest Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA) seminar were visibly shocked as they learnt how easy it is to become an unwitting party to a bribe.

NAVA to launch valuation course

27 May 2008

At their annual conference in Warwickshire on May 16 the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneeers (NAVA) announced the launch of a new foundation degree in valuation and auctioneering which has just been validated by the University of Wolverhampton.

Chippendale study day in Yorkshire

27 May 2008

Tennants are hosting a study day titled The Marquetry Furniture of Thomas Chippendale.

Machine that can reveal artworks’ secrets from afar

19 November 2007

THE latest development in imaging technology means that it may soon become much simpler and cheaper to analyse the paint layers of works of art.

Antiques centre educates customers

10 October 2006

LAST month at Hemswell Antiques Centres in Gainsborough, north of Lincoln, whose website proclaims it to be the largest antiques centre in Europe with 300 dealers in three buildings and 1000 antiques available online, ten of the centres’ customers were offered the opportunity to learn about antique furniture from an experienced dealer.

Warwick approve new London-Paris MA

02 September 2006

Warwick University have validated a new MA in the History and Business of Art and Collecting offered by The Institut d’Études Supérieures des Arts (IESA) in Paris and run in partnership with the Wallace Collection.

Southampton launch June 23

17 June 2006

Southampton Solent University will officially launch their new Art, Design and Society Scheme on Friday June 23.

Southampton back on course

22 May 2006

New degree demands a higher entry qualification in bid to win RICS backing

Non-invasive laser ID – another step forward in ceramic fingerprinting

25 October 2005

BY ALEX CAPON NEW techniques for the scientific ‘fingerprinting’ of ceramics may soon become more practical for the trade to use.

New ceramics test will help defeat the fakers Clay make-up will identify quarry and even kiln

05 October 2005

SCIENTISTS in Australia have developed a new method of identifying of ancient Chinese ceramics which could play a major role in the battle against fakes.