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ASSOCIATIONS

Art and Antique Dealers League of America
1040 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 879-7558
Web site: http://www.artantiquedealersleague.org
Its Web site has a list of dealers by specialty.

Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA)
575 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 940-8590
Web site: http://www.artdealers.org
A professional organization for art dealers, the ADAA “seeks to promote the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice within the profession,” according to its Web site.

Fine Art Dealers Association
Web site: http://www.fada.com
The members of this organization are dedicated to promoting a high degree of professionalism. Their Web site has links to member galleries.

The National Art and Antiques Dealers Association of America
220 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 826-9707
Web site: http://www.naadaa.org
This association promotes ethical standards and protects the interests of collectors and sellers of art.

WEB SITES

Alex Wengraf, London
http://www.wengraf.com/dealer.htm
This site features an article that this dealer wrote for the Antiques Trade Gazette about ways to become a dealer.

Art Dealer Overview
http://www.iwon.com/home/careers/industry_profile/0,15625,41,00.html
An overview of the job of art dealer, including a survey with quotes from art dealers about their work.

Artist's Survival Guide
http://www.lib.umd.edu/ART/guides/survive.html
A list for artists compiled by the University of Maryland library. It offers career guides, periodicals, Web sites, and organizations for those interested in art careers.

Careers in the Antiques Trade
http://artantiques.allinfo-about.com/weekly/features/careers.html
Gives advice on how to get started in the business.

Find a Career—Career Details
http://www.clickonmycareer.com/careerdetails.asp?ID=2811
An ad for a specific job in an art gallery that will give you a good idea of what to look for in such a position.

BOOKS

Careers in Art Galleries, Art Dealer. Research No. 38, Career Research Monographs. Chicago: The Institute for Research, 1999.

This book outlines the basics about working as an art dealer.

Grant, Daniel. The Business of Being an Artist. New York: Allworth Press, 1996.

This book is intended primarily for artists, but it has a good section on the relationship between artists and art galleries. Worth a read.

PERIODICALS

Art and Antiques
Web site: http://www.artantiquesmag.com
This magazine gives you an idea of what people are collecting in fine art.

Art in America
575 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
This magazine covers the art scene in New York and has good ideas about displaying art.

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