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In 2020 Pieter Ariëns Kappers joined the board of the Koninklijke Vereeniging van Handelaren in Oude Kunst. In his position as chairman, he will endeavour to promote the common interests of the members. The core values of the association, such as quality and the dissemination of knowledge about art and antiques, are paramount in this respect.
In daily life Pieter works as a lawyer in Amsterdam. In addition, he has extensive administrative experience and a special affinity with art and antiques. Pieter is a lover and collector of Asiatica and nineteenth- and twentieth-century painting. For some years he has been chairman of the Royal Association of Friends of Asian Art (VVAK).
Royal Association of Fine Art Dealers in The Netherlands was founded in 1911, it is the oldest and most renowned association of art dealers in the Netherlands. We know better than anyone how important quality is. Anyone who buys something beautiful wants to know exactly what he is buying. Dating, attributions, condition and conservation of antiques, everything has to be right. That is why only the best traders are allowed to wear the Royal Association of Fine Art Dealers (VHOK) logo. Our members are the eyes of the art and antiques market and together strive for the highest standards of conaisseurship, knowledge and ethical standards. We have laid this down together and for customers in the 'Rules of Conduct' and the 'General Terms and Conditions for Sales and Services'. With over 60 members you will find all imaginable disciplines. Together we therefore have an unprecedented amount of knowledge in-house. We share this knowledge with participants of our Art & Antiques in Practice course.