Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Basel Ancient Art Fair Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary in Switzerland

Suite 101 (Stan Parchin)

Switzerland's Basel Ancient Art Fair (November 7-12, 2008), the premiere event for dealers and collectors of Near Eastern, Egyptian and classical antiquities, celebrates its fifth anniversary at the Baroque Reithalle Wenkenoff.

Each of the BAAF's vendors, a member of the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA), adheres to a strict code of ethics regarding the authenticity and provenance of objects for sale. BAAF welcomes 16 merchants and representatives of the Art Loss Register, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the recovery of stolen artworks since 1991. New to this year's roster of attendees is Germany's Curt-Englehorn-Centre for Archaeometry. Its staff will offer information on the latest methods of scientific inquiry for obtaining specific facts about antiquities.

See the above page for more, including a list of some of the antiquities on sale.

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