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First Steps in Collecting

First Steps in Collecting

Starting a collection can be daunting, but if you go with what you like and seek good advice, you’ll soon get the hang of things. The trick is to do your homework. Many years ago, on a trip to Paris, my mother saw a small painting she loved. After several days of stopping to gaze [...]


Art Market: Birds, Beasts and Bottles

Art Market: Birds, Beasts and Bottles

With the market almost back to full buoyancy and the autumn art fairs gearing up, there are a few exciting things coming up to thrill the collector. Two on my radar are snapshots of American history and culture that we still understand today. The Birds of America by John James Audubon will go on sale [...]


Can private philanthropy fill the shortfall in UK arts budget?

Can private philanthropy fill the shortfall in UK arts budget?

Susannah Glynn examines the implications of government cuts to The Arts sector For those involved in the art world, the abolition of the UK Film Council and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council in July were simply the latest in a series of blows to have fallen on the culture sector since May. In just [...]