LAPADA LEADERS Webinar Series

Thoughts and Predictions from Leaders in Culture and Design

We have launched a new, free webinar series featuring LAPADA CEO, Freya Simms, in conversation with leading captains of culture. As Britain takes its first tentative steps out of lockdown, leading figures from the worlds of museums, design and curation will share their predictions for what the future holds for the art and cultural worlds as they emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

Upcoming Webinars:

Thursday September 30th, 11:00 BST – Admiral Lord Nelson: A Very British Hero. In honor of Trafalgar Day next month, join us for a conversation with three leading dealers of Nelson-era antiques on the enduring appeal of this beloved figure.

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Past Webinars:

Time is Money: Collecting Vintage Watches. Watch a recording of our conversation with Paul Pfanner, Director of Timewise Vintage Watches; Michelle Johnson, editor of Tempus Magazine and James Gurney, Head of Watches at Lymited, on the growing market for vintage watches and what to look for when building a collection.

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Art & Hospitality: Curating to Host. Listen to our conversation with Marine Tanguy, Founder of MTArt Agency; Krishma Singh Dear, Head of Design at The Londoner hotel; and Harry Triggs, Founding Director of TM Lighting, on the evolving role of art in hotels & restaurants and the process of curating for hospitality venues.

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Buying Trend Predictions for the Roaring Twenties. Join us for a conversation featuring leaders from the worlds of hospitality, luxury and fashion as we discuss trend predictions for the Covid bounce back. Panelists include Walpole CEO Helen Brocklebank; Managing Director of Rosewood London, Michael Bonsor; and fashion researcher and writer, Dr Lucy Moyse Ferreira.

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‘Britain is Best’ – there’s no need to fret over a lack of international design when the finest craftsmen, creators and taste makers are on our doorsteps. Panelists Henriette von Stockhausen, co-founder of VSP Interiors; Charlotte Packer, Editor of Homes & Antiques Magazine; and Tom Palmer, Director and Head of Furniture & Projects at Plowden & Smith discuss the world-class design right here in the UK.

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Listen to a conversation with art dealer & broadcaster Philip Mould and author William Cash on the restorations of their historic homes. They discuss the joys and challenges of the restoration process as well as what the future holds for historic properties.

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Toys for the Boys (& Girls):

Watch our conversation with LAPADA members Sean Clarke (Christopher Clarke Antiques), Tim Bent (Bentleys London) and Allan Hatchwell (Hatchwell Antiques) on buying & collecting ‘boys toys’ antiques. We discuss the evolution of this collecting category as well as gift ideas for the even the hardest to buy for men.

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Clickbait: Tech Platforms Transforming Our Experience of the Arts. Freya Simms will be joined by Kate Gordon, founder of the award-winning London Art Studies offering online courses for art lovers and Anna Lowe the brain behind the new Smartify app that allows people to explore and travel the world of art and culture from their phone.

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Dealers, listen to a conversation between Freya and 20th century design expert Mark Hill on maximising online sales. The discussion covers the current state of the online market, which marketplaces are the best fit for your business, and Mark’s advice for selling more online.

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A conversation with LAPADA Member Connie Gray, Fashion Illustration Curator at Gray M.C.A and Kerry Taylor, Founder of leading couture auction house Kerry Taylor Auctions on the evolution of fashion illustration and couture, and how they became bona fide collecting categories.

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Freya is joined by founder of the Inchbald School of Design, Jacqueline Duncan OBE along with two alumni, Staffan and Monique Tollgard, co-founders of Tollgard Design Group and Country Life Executive Editor Giles Kime for a special conversation celebrating 60 years of the Inchbald School of Design. They discuss the legacy of the school, the evolution of the interior design profession globally over the past half century and their predictions for the future of interior design in a post-Covid world.

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Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A Museum kicks-off the LAPADA Leaders series on Thursday 21 May at 1100 BST, discussing how the crisis can revolutionise and democratise cultural experiences and what cultural organisations can learn from the pandemic lockdown.

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Design icons Kelly Hoppen and Katharine Pooley will be in conversation on Wednesday 27 May at 1100 BST discussing the impact of the crisis on design trends and how it will affect the way we live and experience our homes.

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On Wednesday 3 June, former National Portrait Gallery Director and National Trust trustee, Sandy Nairne will be joined by The Foundling Museum’s Caro Howell in a discussion around the practicalities for museums as they look to reopen and what creative strategies will be employed to engage new audiences.

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On Wednesday 10 June, Goodwood Curator James Peill and the Duke of Buccleuch’s Curator Scott MacDonald will discuss country house curation and how in a world crisis the buildings and their collections are a monument to permanency.

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