Musson Bracket Clock from Frank Partridge

BADA membership offers a significant range of benefits to the fine art, design and antiques community.

The benefits of BADA membership

  • BADA membership provides recognition that you are among a limited number of dealers who have demonstrated a proven combination of knowledge, experience and integrity.

  • BADA members enjoy immediate access to legal advice and guidance on the import and export of art and antiques.

  • Our members benefit from the use of BADA’s independent arbitration service.

  • BADA offers members direct assistance in dealing with government bureaucracy.

  • BADA represents the interests of our members to national and international fair organisers.

  • BADA commits to promote your business via our annual list of members and BADA website.

  • BADA members enjoy access to a number of discounts including our credit card scheme and discounted shipping costs.

  • Our members gain automatic membership to CINOA, the international federation for antique dealers’ associations.

  • BADA members contribute to the education of future generations of restorers and conservators through the work of the BADA Cultural and Educational Trust.

  • BADA members subscriptions are used to help support the whole trade by lobbying governments for favourable trade conditions.

Applying for BADA membership

Dealers with at least three years' experience in the fine art or antiques trade may apply for BADA membership.

Further details about the requirements for membership, including a membership application form can be obtained from BADA's London Office.

Please contact our Membership Team on +44 (0)20 7589 4128 or email [email protected]


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

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