Links to Societies & Guilds

NADFAS – National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies

NADFAS works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the conservation of our artistic heritage. We support over 360 local Societies across the country, in mainland Europe and New Zealand.

The Art Workers’ Guild

Founded in 1884, the Guild reflected a widespread desire to create social contact between members of different artistic professions, for whom there was no existing institutional meeting place.
The Art Workers’ Guild
6 Queen Square
London, WC1N 3AT

The Decorative Arts Society

Founded in 1975, The Decorative Arts Society encourages the study and appreciation of the applied arts, architecture and interior design on an international basis throughout Europe and America from 1850 to the present. http://www.decorativeartssociety.org.uk

National Trust

We protect historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs. Then we open them up for ever, for everyone.

The Textile Society

For the study of the history, art and design of textiles.

William Morris Society UK

The William Morris Society aims to perpetuate the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian or any age. The life, work and ideas of William Morris (1834-1896) are as important today as they were in his lifetime.

Design History Society

The Design History Society is the leading national organisation that promotes the study of design history, and brings together and supports all those engaged in the subject – students, researchers, educators, designers, designer-makers, critics and curators.

The Institute Of Conservation (ICON)


English Heritage



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