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Marion Maneker0February 22, 2013

Old Master Dealer Agnew’s Looks for Value in Archives

The Art Newspaper announces the sale of Agnew’s archive:

Agnew’s gallery in London, which will cease trading on 30 April, plans to sell its extensive library and archive, says Julian Agnew, the chairman of the gallery. Trade figures consider the archive to be one of the most important and complete records of art market dealings over the past two centuries. Agnew’s was founded in 1817 and has specialised in Old Masters since the late 19th century.

But the question is whether the trove of information is valuable enough for an institution to purchase it. Surely such a record is of enormous art historical and cultural historical value but is the archive of any commercial value?

Agnew’s to Sell Historical Archive (The Art Newspaper)