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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BADA members get to grips with new EU import legislation

29 May 2024

Trade organisation holds event covering regulations that will impact art, antiques and antiquities dealers


Dealers' news in brief including launch of a dealer platform and a new BADA member

27 May 2024

In dealer news this week, a Kings Road trader retires, a London dealer launches a new platform and a Leeds firm joins BADA

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BADA Friends hosts popular activities for spring and summer

05 April 2024

Calendar includes trips to Burghley House and home of Emery Walker

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Art and antiques trade unites against EU import rules

25 March 2024

Art and antiques trade associations have stepped up their campaign to “dilute the worst effects” of the incoming EU import licensing regulation which comes into force next summer.

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Gallant leaves BADA management role

26 February 2024

Ashley Gallant has left her role as managing director of The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA).

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UK imports process set to become easier

18 December 2023

Importing art and antiques into the UK via the Temporary Admissions (TA) procedure could soon become easier following government plans for a strategic review and simplification of the system.


Trade bodies give mixed welcome to Hunt’s autumn statement and call for more help

27 November 2023

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt dubbed it an ‘Autumn Statement for Growth’ but the art and antiques trade still wants more help following the fiscal measures announced on November 22.


Purllant’s art of oak earns the annual BADA prize

27 November 2023

BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) awarded artist Mark Purllant its BADA Art Prize 2023.


Dealer news in brief including the BADA Friends Prize

13 November 2023

A round up of news across art and antiques dealers


A week to remember: a trio of antiques festivals by BADA, CADA and Cooper Events

30 October 2023

Annual events held by trade associations CADA and BADA overlap to offer plenty of choice


News in brief including the BADA Arts Prize judges revealed

25 September 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the new judges for this year's BADA Arts Prize.


BADA looks to sell Old Street investment as demand for office space falls

19 June 2023

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is weighing up selling its investment property in London.


BADA Friends talk covers crowning glories

01 May 2023

For those wishing to know more about the crown jewels it is wise to tune into a BADA Friends Tea Time Talk with Nicholas Merchant.

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Dealers and auction house celebrate 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s First Folio

25 April 2023

An exhibition at Christie’s, a talk at Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair and a collection offered at book dealer Peter Harrington are all part of the celebration of the Bard.


The Open Art Fair plans new dates and venue after postponing 2023 edition

20 February 2023

The Open Art Fair (TOAF) is investigating new dates and venues after it was forced to scrap its edition for this year.

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The Open Art Fair called off due to insufficient interest

15 February 2023

The Open Art Fair (TOAF) has been scrapped for this year, the latest in a string of fair cancellations across the market.

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Isaac and Marchant provide new input to BADA council

06 February 2023

David Isaac of Isaac and Ede and Samuel Marchant of Asian art dealer Marchant have joined The British Antique Dealers’ Association’s council.


Merchant takes BADA role

28 November 2022

The BADA Friends has appointed Nicholas Merchant as new northern regional ambassador.


BADA reels in eager visitors

26 September 2022

The British Antique Dealers' Association's special week of events involves both online and gallery exhibitions.

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BADA Friends supports contemporary museum acquisition

16 August 2022

The Friends of the BADA has given £500 to support the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in the acquisition of a new work.