RICS members operating in this market are highly specialised and experienced in advising clients on the valuation, sale, purchase and management of antiques and fine arts.


The art and antiques market is greatly diverse. At one end are the collections in museums and in other public ownership, together with art and antiques owned by private individuals.

But it is an area accessible to everyone regardless of wealth - many items, for example collectables, can be bought for very little money.

Professional advice is sought on a wide variety of antiques and unusual objects.

In addition to this they are able to advise on storage, security, conservation and restoration, shipping and packaging.

For further information

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Important note

You must use this guide in conjunction with the core APC documentation, which consists of:

  • APC Requirements and competencies guide
  • APC Candidate guide
  • APC Counsellor guide

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