Marc Allum is a freelance art and antiques journalist, writer and broadcaster based in Wiltshire. He has been a miscellaneous specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow since 1998 and has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes. Marc regularly writes for mainstream magazines and is an author, antiques consultant and lecturer.
His 16 year career as a London based auctioneer and company director was built upon a childhood passion for collecting. His experienced background in the field of art and antiques has given Marc a varied and passionate knowledge base fuelled by man's diverse and ever evolving material culture.
He has his own unique eclectic style with interests ranging from pre-history to modern design and is a self-confessed collectoraholic. Marc has a passion and reputation for divining the unusual; 'a desire to connect with history through the interpretation and pursuit of objects and their origins'.
A life-long interest in restoring old buildings resulted in the purchase and restoration of a 17th Century Chateau in South West France, which he used as a venue for Art & Antique breaks. Marc has recently returned back to the UK to begin a new project restoring a Medieval house in Wiltshire.
Marc will be appearing as an heirloom detective at Who Do You Think You Are Live, Olympia, February 20th. For tickets follow this link:
Camera Becomes Most Valuable Roadshow Object to Ever Come to Sale
Marc Allum's Antiques Roadshow Discovery of 12 years ago was recently sold in Hong Kong for $660,000 making it the most valuable object ever to sell after appearing on the show.
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