Federazione Italiana Mercanti d'Arte
FIMA is an association of 1200 members governed by an elective body consisting of a council, a Board, a President, and a Secretary. Because it is the only organisation that is obliged to provide a certificate of authenticity and of unblemished provenance in sales, FIMA offers the best guarantee of authenticity and honesty in the purchase and sale of antiquities in Italy. An affiliate member of CINOA, the International Confederation of Art Dealers, FIMA is also committed to collaborate with the Italian authorities in attempting to recover stolen works. It publishes a magazine bi-annually entitled 'Fimantiquari-Arte Viva'.
The association's website includes member listings by region, recent magazines, codes of conduct, a list of council members, exhibitions it supports, restoration work funded, news about stolen art and a helpful search engine.
Corso Venezia 51
I 20122 Milano
Tel.: +39 2 799 094
Federazione Italiana Mercanti D'Arte
<http://www.fimantiquari.it>, accessed 7 May 2003.