The Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair provides a unique opportunity to buy from the greatest range, with items available from £100 to £1million. As a quality vetted fair, every item is checked by specialised experts, providing visitors with confidence that what they buy is both authentic and of the highest quality.

What is vetting?

Vetting is the process undertaken prior to the opening of the fair when a team of experts from the UK, Europe and the USA checks the items being offered for sale.  Once the fair has started, sold stock is replaced daily and the fresh items are vetted before each morning’s 11am opening.

What are the vetters looking for?

The Vetting Committees check each item for authenticity, date and condition, the details given on each item’s label are also checked.

Who are the vetters?

The team comprises dealers (some exhibiting and some not), museum curators, auction house specialists and restorers split into thirty two committees.

Why is this important?

The Vetting Regulations and the vetters’ expertise enable the visitor to buy with confidence.  The vetting process ensures that the high quality of the fair is uniformly maintained across all disciplines of art and antiques sold at the fair.

Vetting regulations for exhibitors

For any queries about vetting, please contact Kate Dilnott-Cooper or call +44 (0)20 7384 8150.

Download 2014 vetting regulations



Visitors should note that any item shown on the virtual gallery will be vetted at the fair in the normal way but not before that time.