Antiques and collecting experts from around the globe have joined forces with the award-winning MyOnlineSchool Ltd, to launch the world's first online antiques school.  Top names in the antiques and collectables industry, including an impressive array of authors, broadcasters and dealers from around the world, are now teaching with the new online school.

MyAntiqueSchool

Lessons range from Understanding Ceramics, Beginners Antiques, Tricks of the Trade for Buying at Auction, Mid Century and 20th Century Glass, Upcycling and Art Deco, with more courses and tutors set for 2016.

The current expert tutors include: Judith Miller, author of more than 100 books on antiques and interiors, David Rago, who has appeared as an appraiser on the US Antiques Roadshow (PBS) for 20 years. David, with his wife, founded David Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ which boasts $33 million in annual sales. Other experts include ceramics specialist Lars Tharp, antiques expert and writer Penny Britain, Mark Hill, a 20th century design expert with over 20 years experience including working at Bonhams and Sotheby's, silver specialist Duncan Campbell, Tony Geering, gemologist Joanna Haryd, founder of The Antiques Diva® & Co Toma Haines and upcycling expert Judith Goggin.

Judith Miller, author of the Millers Guides and new expert MyAntiqueSchool tutor commented: "I'm excited about the initiative and believe that MyAntiqueSchool will give enthusiasts from around the world first class education at their fingertips. There is so much rich information and craftsmanship out there within our expert community that risks being lost if we don't find new and innovative ways of reaching out. MyAntiqueSchool is the logical step to ensure that the world's true experts can pass on their incredible knowledge to the next generation of enthusiasts worldwide."

MyAntiqueSchool's Judith Miller MyAntiqueSchool's Judith Miller

"I'm looking forward to being part of this global initiative and meeting my first students from around the world in March,'' says David Rago, Antiques Roadshow US and now an expert MyAntiqueSchool tutor.

MyAntiqueSchool's David Rago MyAntiqueSchool's David Rago

''My first course with MyAntiqueSchool is now bookable and is on Arts and Crafts for the US market, which for me has become a lifetime's passion as well as work.  I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge with my students and plan to go on and develop more courses with my team of experts."

Elspeth Briscoe, CEO of MyOnlineSchool, said: "Judith has been an inspiration as well as a great help to us in navigating the industry.  Her knowledge of publishing in the antiques sector has given us a superb foundation on which to build our business, and to help bring such an important industry into the digital age."

Briscoe continued, "We've been delighted too with the reception from tutors across the globe - David Rago has been a leading educator in the US market, and his course has already begun gathering significant interest via the website.  Penny Brittain, also an Antiques Roadshow expert in the UK, has been involved from the start and has been leading the charge on interesting and unique articles for the MyAntiqueSchool blog.  Within a couple of weeks @myantiqueschool already has attracted over 2000 twitter followers.  We're excited to see what happens next!"

Click here to learn more and book a MyAntiqueSchool course.

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