Events and conferences

Industry events for the art and antiques trade are often organised by dealer and auctioneer associations but others are managed independently and operate as commercial enterprises.

Conference dates announced for Antique Dealers Project

08 February 2016

Dr Mark Westgarth, lecturer in history of art and cultural studies at the University of Leeds, is confirmed as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Antique Dealers Project Conference, which will take place April 14-15 at Temple Newsam House, Leeds.

LAPADA conference speakers announced

22 January 2016

Carolyn Dailey, former Time Warner UK managing director, is confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 2016 LAPADA Conference on February 24.

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Whip-round proves fair gain for Lyon

17 November 2015

When two academics spotted a work on the stand of the Lyons dealer Galerie Michel Descours on the opening night of the dedicated Old Masters fair Paris Tableau last week, they immediately felt it was a work that should be in the Musée des Beaux Arts in Lyon.

Frieze Week to move in 2016

28 October 2015

London’s Frieze Week, an annual high point of Modern and Contemporary art fairs and auctions, will take place one week earlier than usual in 2016, as the organisers of Frieze fairs have moved their dates forward to avoid clashing with the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.

Views on the market ahead of Asia festival

20 October 2015

Ahead of the 18th staging of ‘Asian Art in London’ (November 5-14) – and against a backdrop of a slowdown in the Chinese economy – we invited senior members of the dealing fraternity to give their views on the market and their expectations for the event.

Dealers back a seven-day Olympia fair

16 September 2015

The organisers of the ‘Olympia International Art Antiques Fair’ will shorten next year’s event from 11 days to seven following a poll of existing exhibitors.

Oxford Conference for art and antiques returns in September

11 August 2015

Following the success of last year’s Oxford conference for art and antiques professionals, Jeremy Lamond of Halls and Rupert Toovey of Toovey’s have announced the 2015 event will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 11-12.

Topics announced for upcoming Art Business Conference

03 August 2015

Details have been unveiled of the second Art Business Conference to be held at the Church House Conference Centre in London on September 3.

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Henry Moore’s Old Flo to return to Tower Hamlets

17 July 2015

The new major of Tower Hamlets has pledged to exhibit Henry Moore’s Old Flo in London’s East End after the local council were declared the legal owners of the sculpture in the High Court.

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Bumper visitor numbers for London fair previews

30 June 2015

Last week in London, it was hard to know where to be or look as, alongside the major Impressionist and Modern art auctions, ‘Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair’ and ‘Masterpiece London’ at the Royal Hospital Chelsea coincided for the first time.

Hong Kong gets set for Asia Week events

19 May 2015

Attracting collectors and experts from around the world, the third edition of ‘Asia Week Hong Kong’ will take place from May 27 to June 11.

ECC invite to a day of merriment

11 May 2015

The English Ceramic Circle (ECC) will hold a study day titled ‘Eat, Drink & Be Merry’ in conjunction with the ‘Art Antiques London’ fair in Kensington Gardens on June 16.

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New show turns spotlight on Kenneth Rowntree

10 April 2015

Dulwich Picture Gallery launched a long overdue show of watercolours by Eric Ravilious (1903-42) last week, an artist unswayed by fashion whose paintings and designs encapsulate the spirit of inter-War England.

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The signs of progress for Sheffield dealers

08 April 2015

Sheffield’s antiques quarter has been put on the map with new brown signs to illustrate its cultural significance.

Philadelphia flagship show shelved

18 March 2015

The April staging of the ‘Philadelphia Antiques Show’, one of America’s premier antiques events, has been cancelled. The fair, faced with falling dealer and visitor numbers in recent years, hopes to return in 2016 at a new venue with a broader exhibitor base.

Clash of brands at the top fairs enrages dealers

03 March 2015

How do you prevent your own identity as a dealer being subsumed by that of the fair at which you are exhibiting?

Impressionist marketing: taking another view

23 February 2015

The curators of the ‘Inventing Impressionism’ exhibition at the National Gallery are giving a talk at the second edition of ‘VIEW: A Festival of Art History’ at the Institut français du Royaume-Uni in South Kensington on Saturday, February 28, at 7pm.


Newly launched all-week vintage market is packed out with 160 traders

20 February 2015

If you get your skates on and head to the Kent coast you will find things are on the move for antiques collectors.

Lesters blame market forces as they cancel American International Fine Art Fair at 11th hour

21 January 2015

David and Lee Ann Lester have cancelled their American International Fine Art Fair in Palm Beach, Florida at the last moment, citing changing market forces.

LAPADA conference at The House of Lords

05 January 2015

This year’s LAPADA Conference will take place for a third time at The House of Lords, by courtesy of chairman, Lord Chadlington, on Tuesday, February 24.