14
February 2018

Undressing Antiques

Welcome to The Arts Society Speyside
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
10:45 to 12:00
Duff Avenue
Williamson Hall Elgin IV30 1QS

A persuasive introduction to buying antiques and how to integrate and use 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.

Where possible, Mark will bring a few examples of the objects that he is talking about, so that they can be handled by the audience.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Mr Mark Hill

Studied History of Art & Architecture (BA Hons), and began his career as a porter and Junior Cataloguer at Bonhams, before moving to Sotheby's where he was a Specialist in the Collectors' Department. Became director of an internet company forming and running a ground-breaking deal with eBay Live Auctions. Was co-author of the internationally published Collectables Price Guide with Judith Miller from 2002-17. Founded his own publishing company in 2005 and has since published over 12 books on specialist subjects in 20th century design and decorative arts. A Miscellaneous expert on the Antiques Roadshow since 2007, and has co-presented three primetime factual TV series on antiques and collecting for BBC2. An auctioneer running 20th century design auctions in partnership with Dawsons Auctioneers. Has lectured across the world, including at the V&A in London, and contributed to many newspapers, magazines, radio and TV programmes. A Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and a Freeman of the City of London.