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Membership  /  Eligibility



The Company is keen to admit men and women to its Freedom and expects that they will progress to join the Livery.

It is a prerequisite that members should be involved or have an active interest in the historic and decorative arts.

It is the Company’s aim to maintain a balance between the following groups:


  • Academics, including archaeologists, curators, art historians, writers, archivists and librarians

  • The Art Market, including auctioneers, dealers, valuers and consultants

  • Art Services, including fair organisers, insurers, brokers and loss ​adjusters, tax and legal advisers, conservators and restorers, and specialist packers and shippers

  • Collectors and connoisseurs.

The Arts Scholars welcome membership applications from all those who fit their membership criteria regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender or sexuality.



Arts Scholars visit to Rome in 2016

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