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Undressing Antiques CANCELLED Mark Hill Tuesday 21 April 2020

“Antiques. I don’t understand them and they’re beyond my budget. They’re not for me.” This lecture is 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.

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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. He subsequently became a director of an internet company, forming and running a ground-breaking deal with eBay Live Auctions. Mark co-authored the internationally published Collectables Price Guide with Judith Miller from 2002-17. He founded his own publishing company in 2005 and has since published over 12 books on specialist subjects in 20th century design and decorative arts. He is perhaps best known as a Miscellaneous expert on the Antiques Roadshow since 2007, and has co-presented three primetime factual TV series on antiques and collecting for BBC2.  Mark has lectured across the world and contributed to many newspapers, magazines, radio and TV programmes. A Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars, he is also a Freeman of the City of London.