The Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies offers a convivial series of lectures which develop an appreciation of art history and foster an understanding of contemporary cultural works.
Philanthropy is central to the ADFAS ethos. Currently, ADFAS has a commitment to advance conservation practice. In association with AICCM, the ADFAS Patricia Robertson Fund, named in honour of the ADFAS Founder and Patron, has awarded grants totalling $24,000 to conservators in their early or mid -careers. Most recent award winners are listed here.
There are 37 local ADFAS branches nationwide. Anyone with an interest in the arts is invited to join.