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ITALY Associazione


Antiquari d’Italia T


he Italian Antique Dealers’ Association was established on 10 October 1959 to promote the Florence International


Associazione Antiquari d’Italia Palazzo Corsini –


Via del Parione 11 – 50123 Florence Tel. / Fax (+39) 055.264 5680 www.antiquariditalia.it antiquari@antiquariditalia.it


Offi cers for 2016 - 2017 President Carlo Orsi


Vice-Presidents Bruno Botticelli Walter Padovani


Secretary General Riccardo Bacarelli


Treasurer Massimo Tettamanti


Members of the Board Francesca Antonacci Massimo Bartolozzi Maurizio Brandi Pietro Cantore


Enrico Frascione Marco Longari


Disciplinary Committee Fiorenzo Cesati


Fabrizio Guidi Bruscoli Ruggero Longari


Honorary President Giovanni Pratesi


Past President Post held by


Giuseppe Bellini from 1959 to 1985; Guido Bartolozzi from 1986 to 1995; Giovanni Pratesi from 1996 to 2013.


Antiques Fair and it has striven untiringly since then to improve the fair’s quality and prestige, refl ecting the aspirations of its members and confi rming Italian antiques’ key role in the international market. T e Association seeks primarily to guarantee transparency in the art market and to ensure with the utmost determination that any kind of irregularity or shady dealing is suitably prosecuted. It has been fi ghting this fi ght from the outset with initiatives – including in the courts – designed to combat illegality in the art market, adopting a fi rm and determined stance in defence of the art of the past and the enhancement of our cultural heritage. Fair


dealing and clear prospects have


always been the hallmark of the Association’s relations with its members, both in the event of disputes – in which it regularly plays a role of conciliation and mediation between the


sides involved – and in their support when they face potentially damaging actions or measures. Today the Association has a membership of about 150 antique dealers, it is itself a member of CINOA, the Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art, it is involved in the organisation of prestigious cultural events, it sponsors lectures and conferences designed to foster and to spread awareness and appreciation of antiques and of antique dealing, and it off ers scholarships, awards and certifi cates designed to stimulate the development of culture and to promote a growing awareness of the immense cultural heritage represented by the art of the past. T e


Association’s primary tool of


communication is the Gazzetta Antiquaria (www.gazzettaantiquaria.it), which reports on the numerous initiatives it promotes, contains a full programme of cultural events in Italy and abroad, and carries news of the art world and of legislation that has an impact on that world.


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