17 April 2018 - New York

Following the successful launch in 2017, The Art Business Conference will return to New York on Tuesday April 17, 2018. Below are more details on the event program. The one day conference has been created for all art market professionals to meet and discuss key issues affecting the international art market and will take place at 10 on the Park at the Time Warner Centre. The conference chair will be FT and Art Newspaper journalist, Georgina Adam.

PAIAM members receive a 20% discount on standard tickets – the ticket price is $420 and this includes access to all talks, breakfast, lunch and post conference networking drinks. Tickets can be purchased through the Art Business Conference website.

This year’s topics are:

Art Market Principles and Best Practices:
In 2018, Art Basel’s Art Market Principles and Best Practices will come into effect for the Miami Beach show in December.  Noah Horowitz, Director of Art Basel Americas, will open the session and will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the codes of conduct and best practices that already exist in the US art market and what can be done to improve standards in the industry for the future.

Protecting an Artist’s Legacy:
This session offers both practical advice on estate planning with an exploration of how technology is working to support artists and their estates.

Travelling Exhibitions:
These have become a big business and this session will explore the planning process behind travelling exhibitions from the museum perspective, discuss changing trends and how technology is assisting the evolution of travelling exhibitions globally. The panel will also examine best practice when loaning to travelling exhibitions focusing on insurance and contracts.

The Future of Collecting:
How will the next generation collect art, antiques and collectables?

The Art of Deception – protecting your organisation from Cybercriminals:
This interactive workshop will offer guidance on proactive measures art businesses can take to protect themselve with practical advice on areas including invoice fraud and GDPR.


1 March 2018 

The National Maritime Museum 

Pandora Art Services have kindly agreed to extend the early-bird booking rate to PAIAM members to attend this academic conference which aims to start a debate on the risks of financial and cultural loss to valuable paintings and materials displayed on board superyachts.  This is becoming a real issue and the museum conservation department in association with Pandora Art Services is looking to create cross-industry best practice standards where damage occurs in working marine interiors.

The day will offer a varied program of talks led by experts from Clyde & Co, Momart, Hill Dickinson and PwC as well as moderated discussions and fantastic networking opportunities. The event will culminate in an evening reception and private tour of the Queens House, including the recently conserved Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I.”

The programme and registration can be found through the website:

This is a complex subject with significant potential risk.   It will be a practical symposium of importance to anyone with clients owning or working with fine art or yachts as part of their assets. The holistic approach taken will guide delegates through the pitfalls and highlight issues to be considered from material damage, conservation, insurance claims, crew training and right through to issues associated with ownership and title, tax and cultural loss through seizure.  

Pandora Mather-Lees can be contacted directly for information on: +44 (0)7967753372


22 February 2018 

The House of Lords 

PAIAM was delighted to be invited to attend the annual LAPADA conference held the House of Lords.  This was the 10th Anniversary LAPADA Conference which is designed to give practical advice and interesting commentary from established authorities. Topics this year ranged from Brexit, its challenges and opportunities, to positioning art and antiques in the luxury marketplace. 

PAIAM was offered a stand at the conference and information about the association was given to delegates together with copies of the PAIAM Membership Directory.
We are grateful to LAPADA for the invitation to participate in this event.


Tuesday 17 October at 10.30am 

Hunters Solicitors, 30 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PD

In this seminar, art market professionals will join members of Art Resolve to share experiences of disputes within the art market which could have benefited from mediation. Drawing on real-life stories and scenarios, speakers will give a valuable insight into the art world and all its workings.
They will put forward historical cases of disputes and invite Art Resolve’s mediators to explain how outcomes could have differed if mediation had been sought. 

Art Resolve offers efficient, private, out-of-court options for the resolution of disputes about works of art, objects of antiquity and historic sites. Its members include several PAIAM members who will be participating at this event.  

The seminar is offered free of charge as part of Mediation Awareness Week.  Places should be reserved in advance using the following link: 


Tuesday 19 September 2017

2pm - 7pm

Amphitheatre Arendt & Medernach, 41A Avenue LF Kennedy, Luxembourg 


The aim of this conference is to present the RAM Initiative, including its guidelines for countering money laundering and terrorist financing threats and to discuss the role of best practice guidelines for financial due diligence in the art market.

Issues linked to lack of transparency and authenticity are undermining trust and credibility in the art market. At the same time the legal and regulatory framework within which art businesses are required to operate is evolving and becoming increasingly complex.

In response to these developments, the Art Law Foundation & the Art-Law Centre of the University of Geneva together with other partners, have launched a non-profit initiative aimed at identifying responsible art market practices – The Responsible Art Market Initiative (“RAM”). RAM’s mission is: “To raise awareness amongst Art Businesses of risks faced by the art industry and provide practical guidance on establishing and implementing responsible practices to address those risks.” See here for more information on RAM:


PAIAM members are invited to attend and should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information and to register.  


The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

15 - 20 September 2017 

Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques, as well as one of the most prestigious events on the London social calendar.

It’s one of only two yearly events to grace the beautiful Berkeley Square. At the heart of the modern, cosmopolitan city yet steeped in historical resonance, the location could not be more fitting.
100 exhibitors present work from across the art, antiques, design and decorative arts spectrum. Including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art, authenticity is assured thanks to a 70-member specialist committee pre-vetting everything on sale.
With prices ranging from £500 to £500,000 and above, sought-after pieces appeal to both the established collector and first-time buyer alike. A unique stage that welcomes visitors from across the world, the fair blends eclecticism, artistry and hospitality in perfect measure. An esteemed occasion, and a door to an intriguing world.

PAIAM members are invited to download a complimentary invitation here.



In the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, PAIAM decided to offer its collective expertise as a resource to the British government. It is in the interest of our members and their clients that after Brexit, the British art market continues to thrive. We are pleased to publish a series of memoranda on a range of legislative issues relevant to the British art community as the government starts negotiating the terms on which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. Some of these memoranda were presented at the Art Business Conference on 6 September.  

Please click here if you are interested in reading the memoranda.



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