Ivory Act 2018 – a political triumph at the art market’s expense?

Written by : Collections Posted on : 23/05/2019

The Ivory Act 2018, which introduces a near total-ban on the trade of ivory in the UK, is expected to come into force later this year. The Act has caused some consternation in the UK art market, particularly among dealers in antique ivory. Stephenson Harwood’s latest insight considers the Act, the penalties for those who breach it, and how it will affect museums, dealers and private collectors.

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