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The Art Market Dictionary becomes:

Bloomsbury Art Markets. 

Bloomsbury Art Markets (BAM) is the first comprehensive scholarly guide to art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, and agents from multiple national and historical contexts.

Several highly distinguished partner institutions and more than five hundred specialized authors have joined us to establish a comprehensive map of the art trade.


Comprising 4000 entries—covering Europe (incl. Russia) and North America in the 20th and 21st centuries—BAM is published as a digital reference work by Bloomsbury Plc. BAM was launched with 2300 entries in March 2023. A batch of 1000 additional titles was made available in March 2024.

Berthe Weill by Georges Kars (1933)

Launch Event of Bloomsbury Art Markets at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London

A launch event organized by Bloomsbury Digital Resources at the Sotheby's Institute of Art (30 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EE) will be held on Wednesday 19th April 2023. Doors open at 17.30, followed by a panel discussion at 18.00.

The discussion will be moderated by the Director of Sotheby's Institute, Jonathan Woolfson, who will be joined by field-leading experts Kathryn Brown (Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture at Loughborough University), Frances Fowle (Chair of Nineteenth-Century Art, University of Edinburgh and Senior Curator at National Galleries of Scotland; Chair of the British Association for Art History) and Johannes Nathan, the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomsbury Art Markets to discuss: 'Tools for Researching the Art Market' in celebration of the launch of the first scholarly guide of its kind online to explore the art trade.

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