Formation of the BADA Friends

The BADA Friends was formed in 1991 to provide a platform for interested members of the public to support the work of BADA’s Cultural and Educational Trust, and to promote learning and expertise in the fine art and antiques trade.

All our activities are designed to increase Friends’ knowledge and appreciation of fine art and antiques, through an annual programme of private tours, guided walks and inspirational events.

For more information email Friends Director Anne Green at [email protected] or call 020 7581 5259

Registered Charity No: 264 856

The BADA Trust

The BADA Cultural and Educational Trust seeks to support the craftsmen and women helping to preserve the nation’s important items of cultural significance.

This includes sponsorship of full time restoration and conservation courses at West Dean College, and travel awards and fees for students.

The Trust has also assisted with the purchase of objects for national museums and helped to fund publications for key cultural institutions.

Baroness Rawlings - President of the BADA Friends

Baronesss RawlingsBaroness Rawlings has a life-long passion for the Arts. In 2005 she was appointed President of the BADA. After her time as President she kindly agreed to continue her association with the organisation by becoming President of the BADA Friends.

She is a former minister in the House of Lords, was a member of the European Parliament and Chairman of King’s College London.  In 2003 she was made a Fellow of King’s College. The famous Italian artist, Pietro Annigoni painted her twice and she continues to be involved in the arts and antiques.

The Friends' Chairman

Geoffrey Munn MVO Chairman of BADA FriendsGeoffrey Munn MVO (pictured right), former Managing Director of longstanding BADA members Wartski Ltd, accepted the post of Chairman of the Friends of the BADA Trust in November 2016.

Geoffrey outlines the importance of the Trust by saying, “As dealers, we are privileged to live and work with exceptional objects on a daily basis.

“I believe it is our duty, via the work of the BADA Trust, to ensure that those outstanding works of fine art, design and antiques are not only enjoyed by the widest possible audience but also by many generations to come."

BADA Friends Supporters

BADA Friends SupportersThe BADA Friends would like to thank their supporters, click the names below to find out more about these companies:

Gander & White

Kirker Holidays

Milton Avis LLP

West Dean College

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