BADA

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is a trade association for antique dealers in Britain. Founded in 1918, BADA’s main aim is to ‘establish and maintain confidence between its members and the public, both in buying and selling’.

The association campaigns on issues affecting the trade and also stages an annual fair in London for its members.


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Wartski director Geoffrey Munn appointed chairman of BADA Trust

30 November 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has appointed Geoffrey Munn of Wartski as Chairman of Friends of the BADA Trust.

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Trade bodies unite to fight tax reforms that impact art and antiques trade

11 November 2016

Efforts to protect the trade’s Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) against tax reforms gathered steam this week with the publication of a letter from three leading trade associations in the Financial Times.

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BADA launches ivory certificates to reassure buyers and stop modern material entering market

02 November 2016

The British Antiques Dealers’ Association is launching an ivory object certification system for its members, as one response to the government’s push for proof of age whenever pre-1947 worked ivory is sold.

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Unravelling Instagram: five top tips for dealers using social media app

19 October 2016

Social media is a low risk, low cost outlet for dealers and auction houses to promote their wares.

New BADA council: Anthony Outred joins with Michael Cohen back as chair

28 September 2016

Members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) have voted in a slimmed down council, a move that is hoped will streamline decision-making and usher in an age of wider regional engagement.

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UK ivory ban threat: ‘government WILL consult antiques industry’

23 September 2016

The government is expected to announce that it will consult the antiques industry and other parties on the kind of proof that will be required to trade ivory pre-dating 1947, ATG has learned.

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British views of Europe come to BADA Fair 2017 - without the politics

06 September 2016

The paintings of British watercolourist and architectural painter Samuel Prout comprise the 2017 loan exhibition for the BADA Fair.

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HMRC revises Temporary Admissions policy following BADA Talk

28 July 2016

BADA have continued to work with HMRC following last week’s seminar on Temporary Admissions (TA).

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HMRC reps grilled over Temporary Admissions at BADA seminar

26 July 2016

Two representatives from HMRC were part of a panel answering questions about Temporary Admissions (TA) at a BADA seminar last week.

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Trade associations aim for talks with new UK government

19 July 2016

British Art Market Federation chairman Anthony Browne has written to Karen Bradley, the newly-appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in the hope of arranging a face-to-face briefing.

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Plans to modernise BADA's operations get thumbs up from members

12 July 2016

Members of the British Antiques Dealers' Association have voted overwhelmingly in favour of plans to update the way the association is run, including a proposal to cut the size of its council to allow swifter decision making.

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BADA members to vote at EGM today on plans for streamlined council

11 July 2016

Members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association will vote later today on proposals to cut the size of its council to allow swifter decision making.

BADA join FSB to research rate relief

30 June 2016

BADA have joined with the Federation of Small Business (FSB) to research how much art and antique dealers are helped by the government’s proposed rate relief on properties – if at all.

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Our post-Brexit wish list and concerns: dealers and auctioneers hopeful that Artist’s Resale Right will be reviewed  

24 June 2016

Art and antiques dealers and auctioneers are already compiling a wish-list for the industry in the wake of last week's UK vote to leave the European Union.

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Ivory on the agenda at global meeting of association heads

20 June 2016

Leaders of art and antiques trade bodies from key markets are due to discuss the rising tide of regulation against ivory, and the consequent threat to the trade of antique ivory, when they meet at the annual gathering international dealers in Paris later this week.

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Protest at new EU proposals to tackle looters and a ‘potentially misleading’ survey

09 June 2016

The EU’s planned crackdown on terrorism funding and the way it is investigating possible legislation is a ‘big concern to the trade’.

BADA and ABA will ‘work towards closer cooperation’

27 May 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) have announced plans to create a ‘memorandum of understanding’ between the two venerable trade bodies.

BADA members to voice trade history

26 May 2016

The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) is launching ‘BADA Voices,’ an oral history of the trade as the first of their 2018 centenary initiatives.

New customs rules on Temporary Admissions come into effect

04 May 2016

The Union Customs Code (UCC), designed to standardise how customs information is processed, became law on May 1.

Interior designers pick favourites at BADA Fair

09 March 2016

Interior designers have picked a model of the Temple of Zeus and a tortoiseshell tea caddy as two of their favourite pieces at this year's BADA Fair.

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