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.




6 September 2017 

Church House, Westminster

Entering it’s 4th year, The Art Business Conference is a one-day conference held in central London, for art market professionals.Through presentations, Q&As, panel discussions and workshops, industry experts will share advice and insights on many of the key factors in running a commercial art or antique business or collection – including the the latest updates in legislation.
Topics to be covered this year will include: the Art Market in India, New Business Models for UK Private Museums and Foundations and 'The Evolving Gallery Model'. Members of the PAIAM Brexit committee will also be presenting their work on Brexit and the UK Art Market in a seminar dediated to this topic. PAIAM members qualify for a reduced ticket price. Full details, including a booking form, available from www.


The Art Investment Conference
Monday 8 May 2017
1pm – 7pm
Phillips Auction House, Berkeley Square, London

The London Business School together with The Art Connection Club is staging the ninth annual Art Investment Conference which this year is entitled: "Strategies for Protecting and Enhancing the Value of Art”
One of the leading platforms for discussing art as an investment, this year’s conference aims to explore strategies for protecting and enhancing the value of art and to connect interested students, professionals and collectors.  Previous editions of the conference have brought together leading voices in the art market, and this year’s line-up promises to be just as exciting. Confirmed speakers include:
-        Kenny Schachter (Rove Projects)
-        Matthew Carey-Williams (Phillips)
-        Bernadine Bröcker (Vastari)*
-        Harco van den Oever (Overstone)*
-        Nicholas Brett (AXA Art)*
-        Dr Iain Robertson (Sotheby’s Institute of Art)
*denotes PAIAM member.

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16-17 March 2017
Fee: £650 (£600 if booked by 16 February, 2017 and a further 10% off for PAIAM members)

This course provides practical information and knowledge about management of artists’ estates. Sessions address important areas such as provenance and title in works of art, legal challenges in ownership and intellectual property rights, establishing and managing trusts and foundations, as well as exploring opportunities to make donations or get art-backed loans. Led by Henry Lydiate, Consultant Lecturer, Art Law, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, this course is suitable for art world professionals and legal practitioners to gain practical knowledge about dealing with various issues connected with end of life and planning the creation and development of artistic legacy.
For more information, please contact: Sindy Mak, Public Programmes Manager T +44 (0)20 7462 2490, E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PAIAM is delighted to have launched it's first hard-copy membership directory. The 68 page booklet contains listings of all UK and European members together with members' individual professional specialisms. 


15 - 21 March 2017 

Duke of York Square, SW3 

BADA, the British Antique Dealers’ Association, is pleased to announce the 25th anniversary edition of its annual fair, BADA 2017. The fair will welcome over 90 specialist exhibitors from across the UK and will offer collectors, curators, art professionals, interior designers and general visitors the chance to view and purchase outstanding pieces of traditional, modern and contemporary art, design and antiques.

BADA was established in 1918 and is the leading trade association for dealers in fine art, design and antiques. BADA 2017 will combine unrivalled expertise with fine objects and luxury presentations; leaders in their fields will show painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glass- and metal-ware, amongst others.

BADA has offered complimentary invitations for PAIAM members.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to receive your e-ticket.  


Thursday, 23rd February | 9.30am – 5pm | House of Lords

Returning to the House of Lords, the 2017 LAPADA Conference will focus on issues of Trust & Security in the art & antiques business. In an age when the internet has become an essential point of contact between dealers and their clients, it is important to redefine the notions of trust and security in transactions. Selling online and communicating via email allows the art and antiques trade to discover new markets and clients, however it is harder to establish mutual trust and confidence between buyers and dealers. This year, six speakers have been invited to offer practical answers to these new issues, from cyber security to due diligence. Speakers include Christopher Marinello (Art Recovery Group), Dan Sloshberg (Cyber Resiliency Expert), Philip James & Danielle Spiers (Sheridans), Craig Davies (Rawlinson & Hunter) and Toma Clark Haines.

To view the full programme, please visit

PAIAM members are eligible for discounted tickets at £120+vat for this full-day event which includes a 3-course lunch and afternoon networking drinks. To book tickets please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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