Rhino horn must become a socially unacceptable product in Asia – Earth Touch News

Jason Gilchrist, Edinburgh Napier University At current rates of loss to poaching, rhino species will be extinct within our lifetimes. The big problem is demand for their horn from Asia. The market for rhino horn is moving from “traditional” medicine to “investment value” as jewellery and other processed artefacts in the art and antiques market, […]

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The connected world of Asian Art – antiquestradegazette.com

Yet while the term ‘global’ in other business sectors suggests uniformity and homogenisation, the Asian art world’s three major world centres – Hong Kong, London and New York – each have different attractions for buyers. This annual supplement singles out London for its distinct role as a global hub for trading and learning. Read on […]

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Rhino horn must become a socially unacceptable product in Asia – The Conversation UK

At current rates of loss to poaching, rhino species will be extinct within our lifetimes. The big problem is demand for their horn from Asia. The market for rhino horn is moving from “traditional” medicine to “investment value” as jewellery and other processed artefacts in the art and antiques market, according to wildlife trade monitors […]

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“Never Boring” antiques dealer Robert Barley's collection comes to auction in Norfolk – antiquestradegazette.com

Laura Chesters 12 Sep 2018 Barley, whose business cards always sported the words “Never Boring”, traded on Fulham High Street and later from a stand at Portobello Road Market and was well-regarded across the trade. According to a friend, he had a diverse and eclectic interest in objects from across the globe, and was “responsive […]

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Minister urges online auction sector to address issue of forged art and promises 'balance' in the application of … – antiquestradegazette.com

Noelle McElhatton 04 Sep 2018 In what was his maiden speech to the art and antiques sector, delivered at the Art Business Conference held in Westminster on September 4, Michael Ellis MP promised that the forthcoming law banning the UK ivory trade would be “balanced” and that exemptions will be “appropriate and carefully implemented”. He […]

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The Fine Art Society leaves Bond Street for temporary home in Chelsea – antiquestradegazette.com

The Fine Art Society has left its home of the past 142 years in Mayfair’s Bond Street. Laura Chesters 29 Aug 2018 Its new premises at Michelin House on Fulham Road are open Monday to Friday by appointment only. In a post on Twitter the gallery said it is searching for a “new gallery premises […]

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