New York, NY (PRWEB) March 14, 2012
Formed in London in 1993, IADAA is the premier trade organization of the Ancient Art market. IADAA promotes the responsible and open trade in cultural objects and believes the legitimate trade in antiquities is essential to protecting cultural heritage. Private ownership of art and the connoisseurship which collecting inspires stimulates interest on the part of the wider public in ancient cultures thus contributing to the protection of cultural property. Members adhere to a stringent code of conduct designed to serve not only the interests of their clients and the academic community but also the integrity of the objects themselves.
IADAA upholds the right for all to acquire, own, sell, and donate antiquities of good provenance that have been legally obtained. Members deal specifically in art work from the ancient world encompassing the Mediterranean, Europe and the Near East. IADAA also stands against the destruction of the past, whoever is responsible, and raises awareness of these issues. IADAA supports the right of all countries to safeguard and keep in public ownership objects of great importance to their cultural identity but believes that purely proscriptive laws often produce the opposite effect to that which was intended.
IADAA members exclusively participate in the Brussels Ancient Art Fair(BAAF). This year, Hixenbaugh Ancient Art will exhibit at BAAF from June 6th through June 10th.
Randall Hixenbaugh has been involved with antiquities for more than 20 years, from archaeologist to ancient art dealer. He holds a Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology and has participated in a number of archaeological excavations of Roman and Punic sites in Tunisia. He is a specialist in ancient Military History. Hixenbaugh Ancient Art handles Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Art, as well as Ancient Coins. Mr. Hixenbaugh is a member of the Appraisers Association of America(AAA), and is qualified to perform appraisals of antiquities for insurance, estate valuation, and charitable donation. Mr. Hixenbaugh stated he “is honored to have been chosen to join this prestigious international association. IADAA members bring high ethical standards in promoting a responsible trade in ancient art. I am pleased to be associated with such esteemed colleagues and look forward to participating in the Brussels Ancient Art Fair in June.”
ABOUT HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART
Hixenbaugh Ancient Art Ltd, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is dedicated to handling fine authentic antiquities (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Near Eastern Art). All of the pieces we handle are legally acquired, in complete accordance with US and international regulations and laws concerning the import and sale of ancient objects. All objects are guaranteed genuine and as described. Hixenbaugh Ancient Art is a member of the Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA), the Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA), the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), and the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA).
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At Hixenbaugh Ancient Art, we believe that responsible collecting of antiquities is not only a pleasurable pursuit and wise investment, but an important responsibility. Today's collectors are custodians of the past, links in a chain, preserving the past for future generations by passing their collections on to their heirs, reselling them to eager collectors, or donating them to museums. In doing so, the collector of ancient art reaps the many benefits of acquiring truly unique and thought provoking objects that have come down to us from the ancients, whose influences pervade every aspect of the modern world.
If you would like more information about this topic contact Robert O’Donnell or Randall Hixenbaugh at (212) 861-9743 or info(at)hixenbaugh.net.