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Inside the Heritage Circle Study Day

Chelcey Berryhill - Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:46
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National Trust Curator Christopher Rowell guides Royal Oak Heritage Circle members on the Study Day.

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The Royal Oak Foundation hosted its first Heritage Circle UK Study Day in September, focusing on the remarkable interiors of 18th-century Neoclassical architect Robert Adam. Christopher Rowell, the National Trust’s Curator of Furniture, led the tours through Syon Park and the National Trust’s Osterley Park, two of Adam’s most magnificent surviving interiors near London.

The day was complimentary to all Heritage Circle members, thanking them for their loyal support as upper-level members of The Royal Oak Foundation. This special day also reinforced the importance of Royal Oak’s 2015 National Trust Furniture Research and Publication Project Appeal to all of those who attended this unique event.

In the evening, Christopher hosted a private dinner at Brooks’s Club for Patron- and Guardian-level members. Guests were joined by National Trust’s Senior Director, Simon Murray and National Trust Director of Fundraising, Susan Foster.

Plans are already underway for next year’s Study Day in September. To reserve your spot in advance by contacting Chelcey Berryhill. Thank you to all who made this year’s event a success!

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Royal Oak’s Heritage Circle membership program was created for individuals who wish to provide leadership support for the Foundation on an annual basis. The membership offers special behind-the-scenes access throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland, complimentary admission to a select number of our celebrated Drue Heinz Lectures each season, priority registration and an invitation to dine with speakers in an intimate setting. Heritage Circle membership supports our annual lecture series as well as the Foundation’s mission.

For more information about the Heritage Circle, please contact Chelcey Berryhill at or 212.480.2889 ext. 212. To join now, click here: Join Now