Membership Benefits

The BAFRA website allows the public to find a local BAFRA member. BAFRA works to continually improve its position in search engines thus enabling members to be found more easily.

ONLY Accredited members are allowed to display the BAFRA logo.

The demands of the stringent assessment and it’s criteria are largely responsible for the confidence with which owners in the private and public sectors feel able to place the conservation and restoration of their furniture and allied objects in BAFRA Members’ hands.

BAFRA affords its members the opportunity to exchange information on all aspects of their profession and constantly to improve their knowledge and skills.

BAFRA members are able to call upon one another to assist in the execution of their work. This is of particular importance where specialist skills are required during a restoration project. There are a number of furniture and furnishing related Specialist Skill Sections within the accredited membership such as Upholstery, Japanning, Gilding etc. which enable BAFRA to provide a ‘complete service’ to the public.

BAFRA has strong working relationship with the Museum Community and was a Founder Member of the National Council for Conservation and Restoration which led to the formation of the Institute of Conservation (ICON).

BAFRA has a strong educational remit towards its own members and the Public. We regularly organise programmes of seminars and workshops for the benefit of all members, BAFRA Friends and the public.

A number of membership discounts have been negotiated with suppliers of tools and reference books, various business services and for Accredited members favourable insurance.

BAFRA is a nationally recognised authority on furniture conservation and restoration and will act for it’s members in dispute resolution.

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