MARCH 2013 ­ MAY 2013 – TAASA Review March 2013


This article was originally found in the March 2013 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 22, Issue 1, Page 28).

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TAASA Symposium: From Beginner to Expert Saturday 9 March 2013, 10.15am ­ 3.45pm Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street Sydney For Asian art enthusiasts, including those starting to collect Asian art or with an established collection.

Topics include: how do I go about building my collection, how do I find out more? Plus the issues of fakes, pricing, conservation and display.

A Q&A session rounds off the day and pieces from presenters’ collections will be on display. Confirmed speakers are: · Michael Abbott, QC, on his experiences as a collector of Southeast Asian and Indian art. · Paul Sumner, Managing Director, Mossgreen Auctions, on the changing commercial market in Australia for artefacts and works of art. · Brigitte Benziger & David Hulme, fine art appraisers, on the opportunities and pitfalls of collecting. · Todd Sunderman, collector of antique Tibetan furniture, on becoming an expert in a specialised field. · Raimy Che-Ross, collector of Malay silverware. · Donna Hinton, Head of Objects Conservation at the Art Gallery of NSW. For more information and booking form, contact Ann Guild on (02) 9460 4579 or TAASA AGM & Presentation `Passages to India’ by Claudia Hyles Wednesday 17 April 2013, 6-8pm Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street Sydney Writer, literary reviewer & independent researcher, Claudia looks back at her many trips to India since 1968. Refreshments available...