Dr David Bellingham
Dr David Bellingham is Programme Director for the Masters Degree in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art where he leads units on Ethics and the Art Market and Professional Practice & Art Appraisal; he also lectures on Classical Art and Architecture. He holds a special honours degree in Latin and Classical Archaeology (University of Birmingham), and was awarded a doctorate by the University of Manchester for his thesis on the cultural and socio-economic aspects of sympotic scenes in ancient Roman and Pompeian wall-painting.
David has published numerous books and articles on a variety of subjects, including: art business ethics; Greek & Celtic mythology; the art market for classical sculpture and frescoes; and the paintings of Sandro Botticelli. He is currently writing an introduction to the art market for professionals, collectors and students, and researching authenticity issues in the paintings of Frans Hals.
Some of David’s recent publications include:
Bellingham, D.C. (2011) ‘In London’s Fair City: A Brief History of London’s Art and Antiques Fairs’ in The Art Newspaper Magazine, June 2011, 58-60
Bellingham, D.C. (2010) `Defining Genre: Scenes of the Symposium in Pompeian Wall-Painting’ in Memoirs of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, Vol 146 (2007-8), 83-90
Bellingham, D.C. (2009) `Memories of an Empire’ in The RICS Arts Surveyor: Antiquities, April, 2009, pp. 10-11
In 2007 Nicholas founded the Art Market Blog, which offers independent commentaries, research and analysis on the current art market. The blog has received coverage from the likes of Verve Magazine, Visual Art Beat Magazine, Australian Art Collector and several others. It was founded in response to the misconceptions and lack of understanding of the art market, which Nicholas experienced during his time as an art broker.
Nicholas has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has in turn received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London. To visit Nicholas’s blog go to www.artmarketblog.com.
Natasha Sherling runs a fine jewellery advisory business, assisting clients with every aspect of the jewellery world, from research to purchase. A Trinity College business graduate, she worked at The Gloss Magazine as Assistant Editor for three years styling shoots and writing articles, before moving to New York to train as a gemologist at the Gemological Institute of America.
Upon her return to Dublin, she took up the position of Jewellery and Watch Editor back at Gloss Publications Ltd., and now also contributes to Professional Jewellery Magazine. She corresponds for LeCool Dublin, and is a curator for Aha Life. She also acts as an advisor to select retailers and advertising firms.
Although based in Ireland, Natasha’s time is divided between Dublin, London, Antwerp and New York. Her eye for detail and pleasure of discovery ensures she strives to bring the best to both corporate and private clients. To find out more click on www.natashasherling.ie
Paul Fraser Collectibles
Paul Fraser is a collectibles dealer and news service with knowledge in the areas of fine art, militaria, rare books, jewellery and many more. With over 35 years of experience in the high-end collectibles business they can guarantee expert opinion and advice to any query you may have, as well as offering an extensive range of media coverage within the antiquities market.
Paul Fraser can boast sales of up to $300 million of rare items including the sale of John Lennon’s childhood stamp album to the Smithsonian, and the famous Kirdudbright Penny Black First Day Cover to The Royal Philatelic Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
To find out more about Paul Fraser Collectibles please visit their website at www.paulfrasercollectibles.com.
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Jonathan graduated in 2006 from the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers with his qualifications in Fine & Decorative Art and is also qualified in Auctioneering and Estate Agency from the IPAV. In 2011 after working with high end Georgian and Regency antiques for the past number of years in a well known Dublin & New York based antique dealers “O’Sullivan Antiques”, Jonathan moved to Nova Scotia, Canada with his family to further his career.
Jonathan is now, amongst other things, working as an Antiques consultant specialising in Irish and English Georgian antiques but with a personal interest in Antique newspapers, this led him to write his thesis on A Brief History of Newspapers, Journalism and how it Developed in 17th Century England.
Jonathan has a large number of international contacts in most areas of the antiques and fine art trade.
Corfield Morris was founded in 2003 by Tim Corfield and Daniel Morris. The company provides professional, independent advice on fine and decorative arts. They offer clients a complete service, including sourcing, buying, selling and maintaining works of art and jewellery.Corfield Morris operates with absolute discretion and provides a personal and professional service, from buying a single item right up to managing a museum-quality private collection. As Corfield Morris do not hold any of their own stock they are completely independent, which ensures that clients are provided with impartial advice and that they act in their best interests.
Tim Corfield is a second-generation antiques expert, a member of the British Antique Dealers Association, and has 20 years of experience as an independent consultant. His previous experience includes creating and maintaining some important private collections in both the United Kingdom and United States.
Daniel Morris was previously a Director at Sotheby’s, he is a member of The Furniture History Society and is an expert in 18th and 19th century English furniture. He regularly lectures in the arts and writes for a number of publications.
The other members of the Corfield Morris team are Martyn Downer, Emily Evans Eerdmans, and Joshua Lumley. For more information visit Corfield Morris.com
Claire has a degree in Communications from Dublin City University, as well as a research Masters in radio from DIT Aungier Street. She spent five years working for web-based publications before moving to magazines, including Dublin style bible, dSide where she was commissioning editor.
In 2006 she joined The Sunday Tribune newspaper, as deputy editor of the magazine. Since the closure of the Tribune in February, she has written for various publications, including The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, IMAGE and Cara magazines amongst others. She also writes a weekly blog for the Irish Independent website, as well as working on The Irish Times website.
Emily Doyle graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Economics and Art History from the Vanderbilt University, Tennessee in 2009. She was awarded with the Downing Grant to further her passion for Art History, and then went on to obtain a Masters in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, receiving a distinction on her Dissertation titled The Changing Role of Corporate Art Collections in Response to the Recent Financial Crisis through an Evaluation of Durable and Non-Durable Spending. She was also awarded a Merit Bursary for the Sotheby’s program based on a written sample.
Previous experience includes working at the First Center for Visual Arts, Tennessee, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Sotheby’s, London.
Emily is currently working with the Robert Bowman Gallery, which specializes in 19th and 20th century sculpture with particular emphasis on sculpture by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). This year the Robert Bowman Gallery has exhibited at Masterpiece in London, Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong; and is planning to exhibit at the India Art Fair in New Delhi and TEFAF in Maastrict.
Daniel Adams has been an antiques lover ever since his godfather gave him an authentic 15th-century Byzantine coin as a birth gift. Since then, he has pursued his passion for old items and stories with love and commitment. A keen student of historical fashion, he is a collector of old weapons, out-of-print books, medieval, renaissance, victorian and enlightenment memorabilia and generally anything that catches his eye.
He has completed a degree in History and Political science and is particularly interested in objects that have a history of their own, or that reflect changes in culture, art, religion, and society.
His other interests include storytelling, writing, literature and short stories, and table-top roleplaying. He has become well-known for participating in storytelling nights throughout Dublin, as well as being an active member in several literary circles. His interest in historical fashion and objects also informs his own creations, be they textile, literary, or performance-based, intersecting with his tastes in music as well. He views collecting and researching antiques as a fundamentally creative and inspirational process, and it is one he is keen to share with others.
Greg Hulsman is a medieval historian and palaeographer-in-training from Dublin. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English and Philosophy from University College Dublin, and went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Medieval Literature and Culture.
He is currently researching and transcribing unpublished 14th and 15th century heretical writings as part of his PhD at the prestigious Trinity College Dublin. His chief area of expertise is manuscripts and early printed books.
Greg is also a former bookseller and collects rare editions. He blogs about medieval history and is based in Trinity College Dublin.
Erik Salholm is a freelance writer based in Dublin. His two passions are writing and art. After a tug of war between the two, Erik chose to study Art History and English Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Erik loves comics, graphic design and particularly classic and contemporary illustration.
After college, Erik spent several years working in the publishing industry in London, before returning to Ireland in 2001 to develop a television scriptwriting project with support from the Irish Film Board.
Erik picked up an MA in Journalism, freelancing for Village Magazine and Film Ireland among other publications, while continuing to work on personal writing projects and develop his art. Erik is now retraining in Animation, which combines his love of rich storytelling, artistry and fine craftsmanship.