Ivan MacQuisten

Ivan Macquisten is a writer, commentator, analyst, collector and campaigner in the
international art market. He runs his own consultancy, ImacQ, focusing on policy
(including AML), business development, reputation management, communications
strategy and media relations for trade associations as well as auction houses,
galleries and tech businesses internationally, while also advising collectors and

As a campaigner he has advised the UK parliament on cultural property legislation
and wrote part of the trade guidance for the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017.

He also acted as adviser to the UK and international trade associations in
negotiating with the European Commission and European Parliament over the EU’s
2019 import licensing regulations for cultural property.

As a journalist he is the former editor of Antiques Trade Gazette, where he was at
the helm for 15 years, and writes for the Art Newspaper and Artnet News among
other titles.

To contact: ivan@imacq.com