Past Events


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



Members of the PAIAM Board hosted an event for our American members, and guests, at The CORE Club in New York City on Monday October 19th, from 6.30pm til 8.30pm.


This event, sponsored by Rawlinson & Hunter, was the first PAIAM event held outside the UK and provided an exciting opportunity for the association to reach out to its American members and to introduce the association to new parties. 


An evening for PAIAM members to meet some of the UK's leading family and divorce lawyers who will be able to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our members. This will be held at The Fine Art Society, New Bond Street, on Thursday 1 October.  

The Fine Art Society, located in New Bond Street, in the heart of London’s vibrant arts district, was established in 1876, and specialises in 19th and 20th century British art and design. The gallery will be exhibiting new works by David Inshaw in the main space and in the lower ground floor gallery they will be showing work by the contemporary artist Jacky Tsai.  More details available from




Thursday 3rd September, 9am - 5.30pm, Church House Westminster, London.

A one day conference for galleries, art and antique dealers, auctioneers and art market professionals to discuss the key issues affecting the art market. This year’s topics include: “Protecting the art trade’s clients”, “Instagram and the art market” “The Practicalities of Art Finance Loans” and “Professional Risk and Reputation.” To view the full programme and speakers please visit the

25% discount for PAIAM members.

To book your ticket please visit:
The price includes access to all talks, breakfast networking, lunch and evening drinks reception
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The Art Law Foundation and The Arts Club London present:

'The Role of Artists' Foundations in the Art Market'

21 May 2015 

2pm - 5pm

The Arts Club, 40 Dover Street, London


Established to serve a public benefit, artist endowed foundations take on a complex role. These foundations are essentially dedicated to the promotion, conservation, preservation and charitable distribution of an artist’s oeuvre. Some of their activities have a direct bearing on the art market, such as when selling works that they own or offering an opinion on a presented work’s authenticity.

This seminar will gather the directors of artist endowed foundations, art market players, collectors, lawyers and scholars from the United States, England and Switzerland to share their experiences of the best practices and legal challenges facing artists’ foundations today.


This event is kindly supported by FRORIEP law firm.

This event is open to PAIAM members (as well as members of the Art Law Foundation and of the Arts Club London).

Ticket price: £35 per person, to include tea, coffee & biscuits

For bookings please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PAIAM Members were invited to an evening reception at Leighton House, situated in London's Holland Park on Wednesday 20 May. 

'Unencumbered by either family or financial limits, Frederic, Lord Leighton created a space that was at once a home, a studio and an architectural expression of his artistic creed - his 'private palace of art'. The house was developed gradually over the course of three decades by architect George Aitchison, and was still in progress when he died in 1895. Now restored to full splendour, it is a museum to Leighton's life and work'.

The evening included a talk by the curator of the Museum and members were invited to view the house and garden. There was also be plenty of opportunity for members to meet with one another.

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