Education and Training

University courses and professional training for the art and antiques industry. 


Q&A: Simon Gillespie

05 July 2021

Described recently in a How To Spend It article in the Financial Times as a “part sleuth, part therapist and part miracle worker… a modern master of illumination”, Simon Gillespie runs a team of seven conservators, restorers and specialists in his studio above New Bond Street in central London.

Q&A: Ceri House

05 July 2021

Ceri House is an artist and restorer and currently works with Nick Shipton and the Brothership Studio team in Hertford.

Q&A: Plowden & Smith

05 July 2021

Conservation and restoration firm Plowden & Smith is now run by managing director Camilla Hughes-Hunt with a team of 13 qualified full-time conservation specialists.

Clean energy: The real-life world of art restoration

05 July 2021

TV programmes have brought restoration and conservation into the public spotlight recently, but what is life really like for those working in the field at a time when training and jobs are under pressure?

College and school of design merger creates South Downs and London supercentre

05 July 2021

West Dean College recently merged with KLC School of Design in London.

Q&A: Lizzie Neville, head of school of conservation at West Dean college

05 July 2021

Lizzie Neville, head of school of conservation at West Dean College of Arts & Conservation, works with 15 full-time members of staff and more than 50 visiting lecturers

ATG letter: Fond memories of antiques MA

31 August 2020

MADAM – Your piece on the UCLAN MA (Antiques) was interesting (News, ATG No 2456). I hadn’t known the course had been suspended, but am very glad it’s been reinstated.

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ATG LETTER: National Trust specialist roles under threat

24 August 2020

MADAM – Many of your readers will already have heard the news that the National Trust is going through a consultation process and will make up to 1200 redundancies as it expects to lose up to £200m this year.

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Antiques degree course reopens after it is saved from cancellation

18 August 2020

An antiques degree course run by the University of Central Lancashire in Preston has been reinstated.

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West Dean buys new picture revealing its grand 19th century entrance hall

27 May 2020

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has bought a watercolour depicting the grand entrance hall of college's residence.

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Design history course to be launched in County Durham this year

28 January 2020

The Northern School of Art in Hartlepool, County Durham is recruiting students for a new design course.

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Anti-money laundering regulation - the art market must begin compliance

10 January 2020

The art market must now comply with the latest anti-money laundering law – despite a lack of clarity around some elements of the regulation.

Collectors under the spotlight at London Art Week

25 November 2019

A focus on collectors and collections is the theme of London Art Week.

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Auction house Christie’s to restructure its education business

06 November 2019

Christie’s is in consultation with staff following a review of its education division which will close its Christie’s Education arm and absorb courses into its larger business.

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Novice auctioneers take to the NAVA rostrum

14 October 2019

At annual competition hopefuls discover how connecting with bidders will be crucial to their career success

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Christie’s launches young collectors club to attract new buyers to the art world

13 September 2019

Christie’s Education has launched The Young Collectors Club to help enthusiastic young art lovers to increase their knowledge and collections.

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LAPADA launches apprentice scheme for “a new generation of dealers”

22 July 2019

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, has launched a new ‘Apprentice’ membership category for dealers in early years of independent trading.

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West Dean launches trio of Fellowships to college supporters

21 July 2019

Dawn Ades OBE, Jonathan Ashley-Smith and Rebecca Salter RA are the first recipients of the West Dean College of Arts and Conservation fellowships.

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Art and antiques study bursaries launched at West Dean College and Christie’s Education

21 June 2019

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has launched a new horology bursary of up to £20,000.

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Lecture series underlines the role of female war artists

11 March 2019

Art historian Magdalen Evans is holding a series of lectures on Women Artists of the Second World War for the Arts Society with the next date set for Harpenden, Hertfordshire, on March 20, followed by Colchester, Essex, in May and Ely, Cambridgeshire, in September.

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