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14 May 2018Undressing Antiques
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Undressing Antiques Mark Hill Monday 14 May 2018

NB This lecture will start earlier than usual in order to accommodate our AGM.  Please be seated for a prompt start at 7:30pm.  

“Antiques. I don’t understand them and they’re beyond my budget. Nobody even collects anymore. They’re not for me.” This view is countered by a persuasive introduction to buying antiques and integrating and using them in today’s homes. The state of the antiques market and the different meanings of the word value are considered, and we take a look at what current and future generations of collectors are buying, why they are buying it and how they are displaying it.

Mark Hill is an author, publisher, TV presenter, and the leading specialist dealer in postwar Czechoslovakian glass. He has been an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow since 2007, and co-presented four primetime TV shows on antiques, collecting and interiors for BBC2, including two series of Collectaholics. Mark lectures widely and is a member of The British Antique Dealers’ Association, and a Freeman of the City of London.