Antica Namur is an international art fair that has been running in Belgium since 1977. The fair was immediately popular when it was first launched and its reputation and popularity have only grown over the years. It has also slowly and steadily grown in size. Today, around 135 different dealers are carefully chosen to exhibit their pieces at this fair. They tend to range from great international houses to young antique dealers and gallery owners, therefore creating a wide range of specialties for visitors to admire.
The organizers of Antica Namur take great pride in the quality of both the exhibitors chosen and the pieces they display. Neither of these things happens by accident; great care is taken to ensure that standards remain high, which is one of the reasons for the excellent reputation that this fair enjoys. For those that closely follow this art fair during the lead-up to the main event, it is always exciting to see the announcement of the list of galleries chosen for each annual event.
It is not only during the organization of Antica Namur that quality control takes place. However, this is certainly stringent with all pieces being examined by nearly thirty independent Belgian and foreign experts with varied specialties. During the fair itself, renowned specialists patrol the aisles to check if the exhibited items correspond to the authenticity criteria of the fair and match with what their label or identification card announces. This level of diligence is how the fair has built up a reputation for excellence that makes it an imperative rendezvous for all passionate art lovers.
Antica Namur always has a buzz around it and this is in no small part due to the quality and range of works of art and antiques that can be found here. Visitors can expect to see marble sculptures, modern paintings, Chinese bronzes, fine ceramics, furniture, photographs, estate jewelry, decorative carpets, and more. There are pieces to meet all tastes and budgets and the overall atmosphere of this fair is friendly and welcoming.