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Membership is international and is open to all who are interested in any aspect of this vast field. No specialist knowledge is required. Existing members include collectors, dealers, libraries, museum curators, teachers, students, artists and designers, all of whom wish to share their enthusiasm with others.

Please join us to celebrate and study the decorative arts after 1850.  You will enjoy annual member benefits of the internationally respected Journal, three newsletters and access to our exciting programme of events.  You will also help us to support scholars and enhance public collections of the decorative arts.

It would really help the society if you could make your subscription payment by Direct Debit, for which we offer a £5 discount; alternatively you can pay by cheque or online through our PayPal account.  If you are paying by Direct Debit or cheque, please complete the Membership Application form. Please refer to our Privacy Notice (available to download from the list of documents on this page) for details on how we use your personal information.

Current membership rates (before the Direct Debit discount of £5) are set out below.

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The Decorative Arts Society is a charity. Gift Aid is a UK government scheme enabling charities to claim 25p for every £1 you give us provided that you are a UK taxpayer. Please note that Gift Aid does not apply to companies or institutions.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please fill in the Gift Aid Declaration form (which MUST include your home address) and send it with your Membership Application form and Direct Debit Mandate or cheque to:
The Membership Secretary, The Decorative Arts Society, PO Box 136, Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 1TG

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