Applications for membership of the AAADA are co-ordinated by the Executive Secretary, who will forward your completed application forms for assessment, to the State Chapter in the state in which your business is located. You may qualify if you have been in the art/antiques business for more than three years. You would need to operate a business, which primarily deals in antiques or fine art of a suitable quality. Such things as Art Nouveau and Art Deco ceramics or bronzes and more contemporary paintings may be acceptable if particularly meritorious. It is permitted to sell a limited quantity of clearly described quality reproductions, and to sell similarly limited quantities of modern items if complementing the existing stock of antiques/art works.
It is not necessary to have a shop front. Dealers in Antique centres or other shared premises, those who only exhibit at Fairs, or on the internet, may also be eligible for membership. Our Association already has a significant number of members trading under such circumstances. Applicants may apply as a specialist or general dealer, but are expected to be well informed in their field.
Some of the impressive Benefits of Membership enjoyed by members of the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association are listed below.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the AAADA then please read the following documents carefully before completing your application:
All application forms once completed should be addressed and mailed to:The Executive Secretary
Once we receive your completed application form it will be forwarded to the relevant State Chapter who will authorise one or two of their committee members to inspect your premises. Your application will then go before their committee at its next assessment meeting.
If you have any queries at all please don’t hesitate to call the Executive Secretary, Keren Lewis on 03 9576 2275 or email to email@example.com.