West Dean College

Information on the work of The British Antique Dealer's Cultural & Educational Trust and how to support BADA's charitable activities.

BADA C. & E. Trust

BADA's charitable activities are driven by the tenet that a good antique dealer is the custodian and preserver of the artworks that he, or she, handles for future generations.

There is an urgent need to train that next generation of gifted restorers and conservators.

Consequently, the BADA Cultural and Educational Trust actively supports restoration courses at West Dean College.

Internationally renowned for excellence in conservation and arts education, West Dean College provides its dedicated students with all the skills necessary to fulfill this vital role

BADA contributes financially to the College and our members offer their specialist knowledge and practical guidance to benefit students and staff.

BADA Friends

Members of the public can actively support the Cultural and Educational Trust by becoming a member of the BADA Friends.

The Friends run a series of exclusive, private events throughout the year, frequently gaining access to private homes and collections rarely open to the general public.

Popular events include dealers master-classes, visits to private collections and guided walks.

Friends members also gain complimentary admission to many of the UK's leading antiques fairs and arts events.


For further information on The British Antique Dealers' Association click here

For information on joining BADA click here

For information on BADA's Governance click here

To view BADA's bye-laws click here

To view the benefits of buying antiques and fine art from a BADA member click here