MICHAEL WILSON, noted photography collector and the producer of the James Bond movies, has been given the title "Officer of the Order of the British Empire" by Queen Elizabeth as a part of this year's Queen's New Year's Honours List.
BLOOMSBURY AUCTIONS is expanding and revitalising its London photograph department and has hired a new full time expert, Zoe Bingham. Bingham was manager at the Photographers' Gallery for three years where she advised on collecting, represented some 50 photographers and dealt with major photographic archives and estates including the landmark Lee Miller Archive. Bloomsbury's first auction of photographs under Bingham's auspices is on May 22nd.
THE MERCHANDISE MART PROPERTIES, INC. has acquired the Toronto International Art Fair (TIAF). MMP also owns Art Chicago, the Armory Show, Volta and a number of other art venues.