The UK’s largest international art and antiques fair, and the essential London event of the season, brings together 250 of the world’s best dealers and galleries of fine art and antiques.

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Now in its 36th year, the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair is the essential art and antiques event in London for over 30,000 private buyers, curators, interior designers and devotees from around the world taking place in June 2009. Housed in Olympia’s magnificent Grand Hall, the annual June Fair is the largest, and only truly international, Fine Art and Antiques Fair in London, offering an unparalleled variety of world class art and antiques for sale.

Over 250 of the world’s most prestigious British and international galleries will exhibit an extraordinary selection of unique pieces, ranging from ancient Chinese ceramics to Art Deco jewellery, 20th century Design Classics, Old Master paintings and a diverse range of furniture from English formal, oak and country to painted and Continental. Each object on sale has been carefully vetted by a team of 200 experts.

This year’s exhibitors include Symbolic & Chase, purveyors of unusual objets d’art and jewellery; Butchoff Antiques, with one of the largest and finest collections of English and Continental furniture; Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art; clocks, chandeliers, European and Oriental lacquer furniture and screens from Pelham Galleries; superb museum quality Old Masters from Jean-Luc Baroni ; and iconic 20th Century antique furniture from Müllendorff.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art returns in 2009 to present a one-day intensive course on the decorative arts and furniture offering special lectures and guided visits to the Fair by Institute faculty, experts in the field, gallery directors, and dealers.

The 2009 events programme will include a new series of day-long events and talks for professional interior designers, art and antiques dealers and collectors of all levels. In a further innovation, independent art advisor Vanessa Curry, will lead tours of the fair and lectures.

Fair Director, Freya Simms; “The June Fair is one of the most renowned fine art and antiques events in the world and we are incredibly excited about what we have planned for 2009. With our range of exhibitors, and new events programme already in place, we’re confident the June Fair will be one of the key highlights of the arts calendar this summer.”

Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair: 5 - 14 June 2009