Projects supported by BADA Friends

For 25 years BADA Friends and the Young Friends have assisted with the purchase of many important objects for national museum collections, and helped to fund publications for key cultural institutions:
 

Projects supported by BADA Friends


1994

Purchase of a William and Mary Lighthouse Sugar Caster to complete a set at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

1999

Support of the purchase of the Chippendale Music Desk at Temple Newsam House, Leeds

Purchase of a Longcase Clock for the Petworth Cottage Museum, Petworth, West Sussex

2000

Young Friends Sponsorship of the Quiz Desk at the Geffrye Museum, London

2001

Young Friends Restoration of the Vita Nova Washstand designed by William Burgess at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Restoration of the staircase & the Coade stone font at the Foundling Museum, London

2002

Purchase of a Matthew Bolton sugar bowl for Soho House, Birmingham

Young Friends Sponsorship of the Education Department at the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery & Bedford Museum, Bedford

Restoration of the Gainsborough portrait of Samuel Linley, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

Young Friends Sponsorship of The Special Things project for adopted children and their families at the Museum of London

2004

Purchase of equipment for the metalware department at West Dean College, West Sussex

Sponsorship of MA Textile Student at the Textile Conservation Unit, Winchester

2005

Young Friends Sponsorship of the Education Department at The Wallace Collection, London

Sponsorship of Thomas  Chippendale’s The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director 1754 re-printed by the Chippendale Society

2006

Young Friends Restoration of a painting at the Watts Gallery, Surrey

Restoration of the Apothecaries Chest and Georgian Pole Screens for Kew Palace, London

Part sponsorship of the exhibition Journey to the New World at the Museum of London

2007

Purchase of a Bronze skillet to complete the collection at the Somerset County Museum, Taunton,
Somerset

Restoration of portraits of the founders of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability, London

2008

Sponsorship of the book  - Penwork - a Decorative Phenomenon by Nöel Riley

Sponsorship of the catalogue - Thomas Hope Regency Designer for the exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum and New York

Restoration of the Camden’s Britannica for the Wren Library at Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln

Sponsorship of the Chinese Whispers Exhibition at Brighton City Art Gallery, West Sussex

2009

Young Friends Sponsorship of the Kennington Kids project at The Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

2010

Sponsorship of A Festschrift in honour of the late Jonathan Horne

2011

Young Friends donation to the Completing Kettle’s Yard project, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

Sponsorship of student at the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History, University of
Glasgow

2012

Sponsorship of the restoration of a set of Georgian Vestry Chairs from St Magnus the Martyr, City of London

2013/14

Sponsorship of the catalogue for the William Kent exhibition starting at The Bard Graduate Centre in New York and transferring to the Victoria & Albert Museum

2015

Purchase of two sketch books by Art Deco designer Pickford Waller for the Library at the Glasgow School of Art

2015/16

Supporting a student at the Textile Conservation Centre in Glasgow

2017

Supporting the publication of a book on the William Kent re-modelled house Raynham Hall in Norfolk

2018

Supporting a ceramics student at the newly opened Clay College in Stoke