NADFAS History

Here are a few key dates in the history of our Association

If you would like to read more about the history of NADFAS, details of how to purchase 'Behind the Acanthus: The NADFAS Story' by Dr Helen Clifford can be found at the NADFAS Shop.

 

1960s

1965

Patricia Fay founds The Chiltern Antiques Group

1968

11 arts Societies come together to form the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS)

 

 

 

 


1970s

NADFAS undergoes a period of rapid expansion with the creation of many new Societies and initiatives

1972

NADFAS becomes a registered charity

1973

Church Recording is launched

Young NADFAS (later to be known as Young Arts) is launched

The Voluntary Conservation Corps (later known as Heritage Volunteers) is launched

 


1980s

1980

Patricia Fay Memorial Fund established following the death of our founder in 1979

1984

The first overseas Society is formed in Germany

 

 

 

 


1990s

1994

A central London premises - NADFAS House - is purchased

1997

Britcher Furlong Fund established

1998

Sir Trenchard Cox Scholarship established

 

 

 


2000s

2002

NADFAS becomes a company limited by guarantee

2006

Zena Walker Scholarship established

2008

NADFAS celebrates 40 years

 

 

 


2010s

2010

NADFAS Heritage Volunteers achieve the milestone of contributing 300,000 hours, saving museums and galleries £5m

2012

New NADFAS website launched