The Annual Assembly in June 2019 advised all members to collect numbers and figures in the form of statistics to inform national and European politicians and the new EU Commission. In order to get their picture right about the gallery businesses: the correct image, the facts and figures of what galleries do. We decided to make a survey and have drawn up the questionnaire that we will send to you the 28 November. Please give it attention and return it to us before 22 December 2019.
January 2020 Anti-Money Laundering Directive will be effective in all European countries. Member States have until January 2020 to transpose the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive into their national laws. An important change is that the directive also will apply for the sale of artworks which are paid by bank and not only cash any more. This means that for these transactions up to 10.000 euro (in most countries; a lower threshold is allowed) galleries do not have to control the identity and bank accounts from their customers, but with sales from more than 10.000 euro all ID cards/passports and bank accounts have to be asked and copied by the gallerists for the inspections from the government. These will be strict.
TALKING GALLERIES, the 8th Barcelona Symposium 20-21 January 2020.
Victor Gisler, founder and gallery director of Zürich-based Mai36 Galerie, will open the symposium to talk about his 30 years in the run, in conversation with art market journalist Georgina Adam (The Art Newspaper).
Among the guest speakers are Allan Schwartzman (Art Agency, Partners), Kenny Schachter (artnet News), Elena Soboleva (David Zwirner), Kamiar Maleki (collector), Joe Kennedy (Unit London), Tim Schneider (artnet News), Alexander Forbes (Artsy), Jane Morris (Cultureshock).
You can book now: www.talkinggalleries.com
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On this site your members can read our News and consult the Code of Ethics and Professional Practices and FEAGA’s New Guide for Galleries. These two documents are extremely worthwhile.
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