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ANTIQUES YOUNG GUNS USA'S NEW PARTNERSHIP
Antiques Young Guns USA, launched in March 2015, organises press conferences, networking events and provides platforms and support for its members at recognised events throughout the country. MyAntiqueSchool provides short online courses, taught by some of the top UK and US authors, dealers and broadcasters. Notable tutors include Judith Miller, author of the acclaimed Miller’s Guides, and David Rago, author and owner of Rago auctions and an Antiques Roadshow regular.
Elspeth Briscoe, CEO of MyAntiqueSchool, says, "We've partnered with Antiques Young Guns U.S.A. as they share our quest for innovation in the antiques industry. We have a common goal to enable experts in the industry globally to share their knowledge with enthusiasts and collectors. We are also united in our passion for speaking to the next generation of young antiques and collectibles enthusiasts using their preferred media choices – which means digitally via the web, and using the latest technologies to unite this thriving and emerging digital community."
All courses combine world class teaching with high quality multimedia teaching materials and personalised feedback from tutors and fellow classmates.
Briscoe explains: “With a global recession over the last few years, we’re seeing a fashion for the younger generation to become more interested in recycling, vintage and finely made goods from the past for their homes. This will take us into the next wave of antiques collecting of vintage goods – with a special focus on items becoming on trend from the 50s, 60s and 70s. MyAntiqueSchool covers all eras and ages, ranging from fine jewelry collectors, to arts and crafts lovers, medieval or interior designers who love mid-century. We have a particular interest in connecting experts in every antiques and vintage niche field, with passionate communities globally. We’re the first people in the world to do this.”
Fees range from $100 for short tasters, through to $1000 for more detailed and in-depth courses. MyAntiqueSchool is offering a 20% discount to Antiques Young Guns USA members for one year. They are also offering a free course to the Antiques Young Gun of the Year, to be announced later this summer.
For more information and to book a course, visit MyAntiqueSchool.