The Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) – French National Union of Antique Dealers – was founded on October 17, 1901, with the motto of “authenticity, quality and integrity” thereby ensuring compliance with a code of honor to which all its members adhere. SNA members make an active contribution towards protecting their heritage, in France and across the world, by identifying and evaluating antiques and works of art and providing expert advice on how they can be conserved and maintained.
The Syndicat National des Antiquaires has been organizing the Biennale des Antiquaires (now in it’s XXVIth Edition) since 1962. The 2012 Biennale, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, will be held at the Grand Palais in Paris from the 14th to 23rd of September, 2012. The Biennale, with its 119 exhibitors, features a wide range of specialties presented by internationally renowned professionals in antiques, fine arts and jewelry.
In addition to the Biennale, the SNA also organizes The SNA book prize, inaugurated in 2001, the year of the 100th anniversary of the SNA. It also organizes all year long lectures and classes on all its members’ specialties.
For more information on the SNA and the Biennale please visit: www.sna-france.com