About Us

In the last 40 years, we have handled the sale of a large number of paintings, drawings, works of art, manuscripts and archives and other cultural property to the nation’s museums and libraries on tax advantageous terms to the offering estate or vendor.

Anastasia Tennant - Tennant McQuillan

Anastasia Tennant

Read Literae Humaniores at St Anne’s College, Oxford; law conversion degree at the College of Law followed by 4 years at a private client law firm in Gray’s Inn Square where she qualified as a solicitor; in-house lawyer at the National Trust; 2000-2009 Director in the Heritage & Taxation Advisory Service at Christie’s; 2009- 2023 Deputy Head and then Senior Policy Adviser in the Museums & Cultural Property team initially at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and, since 2011, at the Arts Council where she provided advice and guidance across all its statutory cultural property schemes.

Gerry McQuillan OBE - Tennant McQuillan

Gerry McQuillan OBE

B.Sc (Hons) Geography from the University of Southampton; teacher; HMRC; the Museums and Galleries Commission; seconded to DCMS for 2 years; Head of the Acquisitions, Exports and Loans Unit at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council until 2011 when he became Senior Advisor at the Arts Council specialising in all tax and regulatory matters to do with cultural property. Since retiring in 2015 he has been an independent consultant on cultural property and taxation to a number of private individuals and families.

Advisory Board

Edward Harley CBE
Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire and former Chairman of the Acceptance in Lieu Panel

The Lord Inglewood MRICS FSA
Member of the House of Lords, a barrister, President of the British Art Market Federation, sometime Chairman of the Reviewing Committee and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department of National Heritage between 1995-97

Sir Hayden Phillips GCB DL
Founding Permanent Secretary of the DCMS and former Reviewing Committee Chairman

Leonie Schroder
Non-executive director of Schroders, trustee and director of a number of charities

Charles Sebag-Montefiore CBE FSA
Trustee of the National Gallery 2012-21 and Trustee of charities in the museum and library world

Andrew Sutch
Corporate lawyer and former senior partner of Stephenson Harwood LLP