Past Events


Tuesday April 4th, 2017

This is a one day conference, created for art galleries, dealers, art advisors, auctioneers and art market professionals to meet and discuss key issues affecting the international art market. It launched at 10 on the Park at the Time Warner Centre and many PAIAM members participated - both as speakers and delegates.

The day will include a number of presentations and panel discussions on a range of topics including:

• NYLON – The New York and London art markets, post-election and post Brexit, what does the future hold for both art markets?
• Digital Presentation: 250 years of selling art – what would James Christie make of our digital world?
• Freeports and the art market – what does the future hold?
• Digital innovation for art businesses – a panel discussion
• Cyber Crime and the Protection of Digital Art
• How to balance authentication, provenance and the management of confidential data
• Risk Management in the Art Market, an insurance workshop: prevention and lessons learned…

For further information including a list of speakers, please visit,



Monday April 3rd 2017
6.30pm - 8.30pm
The evening provided an opportunity for members of the new New York Chapter, to meet one another for the first time since PAIAM NY Inc was launched in October 2016.  Members were invited to join a guided tour of the upcoming Sotheby's Photographs auction, including work from the 19th to 21st centuries by Edward Weston, Josef Sudek, Edward Steichen, Diane Arbus, Helmut Newton and others.  Members were welcomed by Sotheby's new Head of Fine Art Division, Marc Porter and by Bill Charron of Pryor Cashman and member of the NY Board.
The PAIAM Board would like to thank Sotheby's for kindly offering to host this event.
Photography courtest of Sotheby's


Sothebys NY 03.04.2017 - photo montage



A day-long workshop presented by the Royal Academy of Arts
Monday 30 January 2017
Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London
10am – 5pm

This day-long workshop was designed to help artists, their family and advisors plan for a successful legacy.  Drawing from practical experience, recognised experts and leaders in the field of artist’s estate management presented strategies for preserving, promoting and enhancing an artist’s legacy. The workshop used practical, real life examples to demonstrate the value of careful planning and implementation.  The panel of speakers included several PAIAM members.  Pierre Valentin, who co-led the workshop with Dr Anna Dempster, Head of Academic Programmes at the Royal Academy, said: 'The day was a great opportunity to showcase the range of skills and experience of PAIAM members in the field of artists' estates.  With the continued support of the Royal Academy, we hope to continue to offer education and support to artists, family members and advisors'.


RA Event 30 Jan 2017 - Photo montage


TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Members were invited to an evening at the Conservatory at the Barbican Centre to kick-start the festive season.  The spectacular Conservatory is a joy to discover, a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city which is home to exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees.
 The event included tours of this amazing space with a guide whose specialist knowledge was exceptional.  Members enjoyed fine food prepared by a live chef and listened to three of our newest members give elevator pitches.  There was also an Art Market Quiz which proved quite taxing.  Congratulations to the winning team: Gregor Kleinknecht, Tim Maxwell, Anders Petterson and Nicola Wallace.


475 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Wednesday October 26th, 6.30pm – 8.30pm


PAIAM will be opening a New York Chapter and members of the UK Board, together with a newly appointed US Board, hosted the inaugural event at Sean Kelly on Wednesday October 26th with a private view of Jose Dàvila’s, Stones Don’t Move. All PAIAM members were invited to attend.

This Chapter will run regular events similar to those offered in London and should allow members on both sides of the Atlantic to enhance their knowledge and grow their network of like-minded professionals internationally. 

The evening included an interesting talk on the impending Presidential election and the impact that might have for the Art Market from Suzanne Gyorgy, Global Head, Art Advisory & Finance at Citi as well as providing an opportunity for networking.

PAIAM is grateful to Sean Kelly for hosting the event. Founded in 1991, Sean Kelly has established a reputation for diverse, intellectually driven, unconventional exhibitions and a commitment to important, challenging contemporary art. In 2012, Sean Kelly moved from Chelsea to a 22,000 square foot space at 475 Tenth Avenue in a historic 1914 building, enabling the Gallery to mount increasingly ambitious, museum-quality exhibitions to great critical acclaim. The Gallery’s roster of artists includes such notable figures as Marina Abramovi?, Joseph Kosuth, Antony Gormley, the estate of Robert Mapplethorpe, and Kehinde Wiley.

The event was sponsored by Rawlinson & Hunter, Goldglit & Company LLP and Pryor Cashman LLP

Image: Thomas Mueller, courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York.


Tuesday 27 September, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

At Bircham Dyson Bell, 50 Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H 0BL

As MP Sajid Javid said ‘we are all Brexiteers now’ and this event brought together the PAIAM membership to share its collective knowledge and thoughts on the implications for businesses and how best to navigate through the process.


Special thanks to Bircham Dyson Bell who kindly agreed to host this event at their offices in Westminster.   There was a panel discussion, chaired by Anders Petterson of ArtTactic, and speakers included David Mundy, Bircham Dyson Bell, a constitutional law expert and Parliamentary Agent, James Willington, International Group Finance Director of Gagosian in London and Rebecca Davies, Chief Executive of LAPADA –  The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers.  An informative presentation and a Q&A session were followed by drinks.

This event was for PAIAM members only. 


Thursday 1st September, 10am - 5.30pm, Church House Westminster, London.

Returning for it’s third year, The Art Business Conference is a one day conference for galleries, art and antique dealers, advisors, auctioneers, and art market professionals to discuss the key issues affecting the art market.  This year’s topics included: “Consignments: Money Laundering & Fraud”, “Artists’ Foundations & Catalogue Raisonnés”, “Dubai & The Middle East”, and “Online branding for art businesses”, “CITES” and “Temporary Admission Approval Changes." 

To view the full programme and speakers please visit

25% discount for PAIAM members 



The PAIAM Annual Conference took place on the afternoon of Wednesday 18 May 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts. We were most grateful for PAIAM member Anna Dempster’s help in securing this very special venue.

The event began with the opportunity to view the “Age of Giorgione” exhibition.

Speakers and panelists included; Wendy Philips, Sotheby's; Toby Crooks, Rawlinson and Hunter; Susan Johnson, Bircham Dyson Bell on Planning for international collectors in the UK and Responsibilities for Trustees owning art; Christopher Le Brun PRA, President of the Royal Academy talked from 'The Artist's Perspective'.  Following this there was the 'Big Debate: Should the Art Market be Regulated?' which was chaired by Anna Dempster and included Ludovic de Walden, Bird and Bird; Dr. Bendor Grosvenor; Corinne Herschkovitch, Borgese Associés and Robert Hiscox. Votes were taken before and after the debate and results showed a shift in the majority viewpoint.  The closing address was by Dr Charles saumarez Smith, CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and conversations are already underway on how we can build on this in 2017 and beyond.



PAIAM Members were invited to attend a networking evening at Two Temple Place on Thursday 18 February 2016.


About Two Temple Place:
Home to the Bulldog Trust, a charity founded in 1983, Two Temple Place is a spectacular neo-gothic mansion that showcases publicly-owned museum and art gallery collections from outside of London. The PAIAM event coincided with Two Temple Place’s fifth annual Winter Exhibition ‘Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt’ and included a tour of this very special exhibition.

Two Temple Place is one of London's architectural gems, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on Embankment. The house was designed for use primarily as Astor’s estate office by one of the foremost neo-Gothic architects of the late nineteenth-century, John Loughborough Pearson. Astor had emigrated to England in 1891 as arguably, the richest man in the world and no expense was spared when work began on Two Temple Place in 1892.

About the Exhibition:
'Beyond Beauty' was created by the Bulldog Trust in partnership with seven museums from across the country. Many of the artefacts on display came from the same archaeological excavations, seen together collectively here for the first time since their discovery by pioneering Victorian Egyptologists.

Rare surviving imagery on exquisite painted coffins, decorated funerary masks, delicate figurines and beautifully carved reliefs emphasise the importance of body image. Meanwhile jewellery, mirrors, hairpins, scent bottles and makeup provide an insight into some surprisingly familiar daily routines and the ever changing styles of the time. Through artefacts spanning over four millennia, from 3,500 B.C. to 400 A.D., visitors had the opportunity to see why Egyptians cared so much about transforming the way they looked and how our perceptions are influenced by the objects they left behind.

The museums who contributed to this exhibition: Drawn Bagshaw Museum (Kirklees Council), Bexhill Museum, Bolton Museum, Ipswich Museum, Macclesfield Museums, Royal Pavilion & Museums (Brighton & Hove) and Touchstones Rochdale.





The 2015 Christmas drinks were held at The Foundling Museum, Bloomsbury, on 25 November 2015. The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity and first public art gallery, which continues today as the children's charity Coram. The moving story of the Hospital and the children who grew up there is revealed through the artworks, objects and archival documents on display in the Museum.


Artists who donated work to the Foundling Hospital include William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds and John Michael Rysbrack. Paintings, sculpture, furniture and ceramicsare displayed in beautiful eighteenth-century interiors, reconstructed from the original Hospital building.



Image of The Court Room, The Foundling Museum. 

           © Foundling Museum


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