Since its inception in the 1990s, the APA's fair of fairing has grown to become the premier stage for arts and antiques in Portugal and is today a prestigious event on the national calendar.
It was due to the important work done by successive directorates, working with the associates, with the institutions that support and sponsor us, with national museums, with which we were establishing partnerships, and with the invaluable contribution of the expert teams, that the Portuguese association of antique dealers has become a guarantee of the quality of the arts and antiques.
It was in a perspective of continuing the work done so far, but also of innovating, that we opened the fair not only to antique dealers from other parts of the world but also to other areas. In this way, we have become an international art and antiques fair, increasingly attracting international interest from both interested galleries and collectors.
This year we decided to update the fair's name to Lisbon Art & Antiques Fair, assuming our importance on the international scene and hoping to contribute to a more real image of what the fair of the treaty has become, in fact, a diverse and open event. The place could not be better, in a building with a long history, which is already synonymous with our fairs, where we welcome collectors and the curious public, with the certainty that they will be enchanted by the eclecticism and quality of the exhibited objects, with typologies and varied origins from the 19th century to the 21st.