Mark Hill was a specialist in the collectors departments at Bonhams and Sotheby’s in London before joining an internet company where he became a director, forming and running its ground-breaking alliance with eBay Live Auctions. He is now an author, publisher, TV presenter, and a leading dealer in postwar Czech and 20th century decorative glass. Clients include international publishers, museums, educational institutions and private collectors. He has a BA (Hons) in History of Art & Architecture.
Founded in 2006, his publishing company Mark Hill Publishing Ltd, specialises in producing ground-breaking and innovative books on new areas in 20thC design and decorative arts. Mark is an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, and has appeared on the BBC 20th Century Roadshow and Priceless Antiques Roadshow. He was also co-presenter of BBC Two’s landmark primetime antiques and interior design shows Cracking Antiques, Antiques Uncovered and Collectaholics (two series). He was the co-author of the international Miller’s Collectables Price Guides from 2002-17 and writes for The Daily Mail and Homes & Antiques magazine.
He is also a member of the vetting committee for major international fairs including the Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair, the BADA Fair, and Antiques For Everyone. He was a co-founder of the influential Antiques Young Guns website and movement and is a dealer member of The British Antique Dealers’ Association.
Mark is an experienced accredited lecturer for The Arts Society (NADFAS) and has lectured at prestigious locations across the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He has also contributed to innumerable newspapers, magazines, and radio programmes.
He is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and a Freeman of the City of London.