About The Membership

About The Membership

About The Membership


The Membership year begins on 1 July. Anyone who joins will be enrolled for the current membership year and will receive the issues of The Medal published in Autumn of that year and the following Spring. There are three categories of membership:

  1. Ordinary Members pay £20 per annum to the Society, receive The Medal and must buy at least one medal each membership year.
  2. Associate Members pay £35 per annum to the Trust if in Europe or £40 per annum outside Europe (to cover extra postage costs). They receive The Medal and are not obliged to buy any medals but may do so at the members’ price on application to the Secretary. For full time students in the UK & Europe a reduced rate of £17.50 is available, and £20 for students outside Europe.
  3. Corporate Members pay £50 per annum to the Society and receive The Medal. Individuals who belong to the institution concerned may enjoy the benefits of membership by arrangement with the Treasurer.
  4. Junior Members living in the UK & Europe pay £17.50 per annum to the Society and Junior Members living outside the UK & Europe pay £20.00 per annum. Junior Members receive The Medal and must buy at least one medal each membership year.


THE MEDAL appears in September and March and is received by all members. Other works are also published by the Trust; those currently available are listed in the shop.

UK members also receive the Money & Medals Newsletter, published three times a year by a group of numismatic and medallic organisations. Members living abroad can opt to receive an electronic version of the Newsletter by contacting BAMS secretary Janet Larkin via jlarkin@britishmuseum.org

To join BAMS, or renew your membership, please click here.


The Society issues several art medals each year, in September and March. Each medal is available for eighteen months, after which an edition is declared. The edition closes earlier if 100 medals are sold. Medals from past issues, within the declared edition, can be bought if any are available.

Other Services

These include advising on how to go about commissioning and producing a medal, sponsoring medal competitions, providing a forum for artists, and organising exhibitions, lectures, conferences and visits.