The Hospices de Beaune auction to welcome professional attendees

Friday November 13 2020 by Vitisphere

 “The ongoing health situation gives this anniversary sale an unprecedented symbolic significance”, explained the Hospices de Beaune. “The ongoing health situation gives this anniversary sale an unprecedented symbolic significance”, explained the Hospices de Beaune. - Photo credit : DR

Professional bidders have been told that the Hospices de Beaune auction is due to go ahead on Sunday 15 November at 2.30 pm in the Halles de Beaune. Curated by Christie's, the charity auction is opting for “a sensible and sensitively managed format mainly reserved for professional buyers attending in person, with private buyers from France and around the world able to take part in the auction by telephone or online”, announced a press release by the Hospices de Beaune.

The strict safety rules will make it mandatory for professional bidders to wear their masks even before they arrive (“from the moment they leave their vehicle or home”), to arrive 45 minutes before the start of the auction, to sit in their allocated seats without approaching their neighbours (“no leaning over to chat”) and to bring a spare mask (so that masks can be changed after 4 hours).

The one hundred and sixtieth charity auction is not only making adjustments due to the coronavirus crisis, it also intends to respond to it. “The profits from the sale of the 2020 charity cask will be used to fund one-off, non-repayable grants for hospital staff who have been severely affected by the Covid-19 crisis as well as for the children of staff members who have passed away”, said the Hospices de Beaune.

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