Benefits of BADA membership

For antique dealers membership of The British Antique Dealers' Association offers a range of benefits, both direct and indirect, for members of the antiques trade. These include:

  • Recognition that you are among a limited number of antique dealers who have demonstrated a proven combination of knowledge, experience and integrity communicated to customers through the use of the well-recognised BADA logo on your literature
  • Immediate access to legal advice, import and export information
  • Use of BADA’s independent arbitration service
  • Assistance with government bureaucracy
  • Opportunity to exhibit at the UK’s premier national antiques fair
  • Representation of your interests to fair organisers
  • Your business details publicised in the annual list of members and BADA website
  • Promotion of BADA and its literature at fairs, including some overseas fairs
  • Access to a number of discounts including our credit card scheme and discounted shipping costs
  • Automatic membership to CINOA, the affiliated international federation for antique dealers’ association
  • Contributing to the education of future generations of restorers and conservators through the BADA Cultural and Educational Trust, which supports West Dean College financially and through its members who offer specialist knowledge and practical guidance to students and staff
  • Knowledge that your subscription is being used to help support the whole trade in its lobbying with governments for favourable trade conditions

Dealers who have at least three years' experience in the fine art or antiques trade may obtain further details about the requirements for membership including a membership application form from BADA's London Office. Please contact Membership Secretary Riley Grant on +44 (0)20 7589 4128 or email

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