• Heritage Circle Study Day: Go Behind the Scenes with National Trust Curator Christopher Rowell

    Heritage Circle members are invited to join us for our first annual UK Study Day, which this year celebrates and examines the remarkable interiors of 18th C. Neoclassical architect Robert Adam.

    A wall of the Etruscan Dressing Room at Osterley

    A wall of the Etruscan Dressing Room at Osterley

    On Friday, September 11, go behind the scenes at two of Adam’s most magnificent surviving interiors near to London, Osterly Park and Syon Park, with the National Trust’s Curator of Furniture, Christopher Rowell. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided throughout the day. In the evening, Royal Oak will host its first Patron and Guardian level dinner at Brook’s with Christopher.

    Become a Heritage Circle member today to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity.
    To register for the Study Day, or to become a Heritage Circle member, contact Chelcey Berryhill at 212.480.2889, ext. 212 or cberryhill@royal-oak.org.

    Program for September 11, 2015- available to Heritage Circle members at all levels

    The Great Hall at Syon Park

    The Great Hall at Syon Park

    Detailed timings will be provided nearer to the date.

    Morning: Depart from central London in private cars for Syon Park House, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland. Coffee, tea and biscuits on arrival followed by a private tour of the state rooms, which are one of Adam’s earliest triumphs commissioned by the 1st Duke in 1762.

    Lunch & Lecture: Brief journey (3 miles) to Osterley Park, a property of the National Trust, where we will have a private lunch followed by a lecture on Adam’s interiors by Christopher Rowell. Afternoon: Christopher Rowell will lead us on a private tour of Osterley’s stunning interiors, transformed from a Tudor pile into a Neoclassical showplace by Adam over two decades from the 1760s for the Child banking family. Highlights will include the Etruscan Dressing Room and State Bedchamber with Adam’s extraordinary State Bed.

    Available to Patron and Guardian Heritage Circle members

    Patron and Guardian Reception & Dinner 7:00 PM: Hosted by Christopher Rowell in the Subscription Room at Brooks’s, a grand neo-Classical space designed by Adam’s contemporary Henry Holland.