Partners

Royal Oak offers a variety of opportunities for businesses and corporations to participate in the Foundation’s programs and activities through sponsorship and donations of goods and services.

Each of our Corporate Partner relationships are configured uniquely to derive the best benefit for the partnering institution, Royal Oak’s membership, and the foundation as a whole.

For more information please contact Director of Development Greg Joye at gjoye@royal-oak.org or 212.480.2889 ext. 212.

Current Partners:

Academic Arrangements Abroad
Academic Arrangements Abroad is The Royal Oak Foundation’s luxury travel partner, offering privileged access to extraordinary places in more than 50 countries.

A leader in academic travel since 1977, Academic Arrangements Abroad enhances route and destination alike with an insider’s look through its rich resources of museum curators, professors and diplomats — all providing knowledgable insights and special access.

A Royal Oak Foundation Arrangements excursion experience offers the finest in value-added travel. We invite you to join renowned scholars on one of AAA’s carefully crafted itineraries. Travel on elegant chartered vessels, dine in châteaux, go behind the scenes of major cultural institutions, and enjoy entrée to private art collections and exquisite gardens.

Please visit them at arrangementsabroad.com


Addison Publications Ltd.

Addison Publications Ltd produce high-quality facsimile publications of historically significant works. The Addison range spans the history of the published word, encompassing reproductions from early medieval volumes such as the 8th Century Lindisfarne Gospels, to the contemporary botanical The Highgrove Florilegium.

Of particular note is their Domesday Book reproduction, available in a variety of editions

Addison also offer a range of Natural History prints such as Audubon’s Birds of America, Banks Florilegium and Catesbys’ America.

The Highgrove Florlilegium: An extraordinary opportunity for philanthropy

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The Highgrove Florilegium is the first British volume of its kind.

Over the last seven years leading botanical artists from around the world were invited to paint examples of the plants and trees growing in HRH The Prince of Wales’ garden at Highgrove in Gloucestershire. Addison Publications Ltd was asked by The Prince to make a limited edition publication from these watercolors and The Highgrove Florilegium is the result.

The binding of The Highgrove Florilegium volumes has been painstakingly undertaken by the best craftspeople in Britain from the gold embossing on the leather to the hand- marbling on the cover. It is a truly magnificent symbol of the love His Royal Highness has for his garden and the dedication the distinguished artists have for their craft.

detail from The Highgrove FlorilegiumNow, by special arrangement with Addison Publications, The Royal Oak Foundation is able to offer The Highgrove Florilegium to interested collectors. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this remarkable volume benefits The Royal Oak Foundation and its mission as the American partner of the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Interested parties should contact Executive Director and CEO David Nathans at 212 480 2889 ext 202 or by email at dnathans@royal-oak.org to find out more about this remarkable opportunity.


The Art Newspaper

Founded in 1990, The Art Newspaper is a monthly publication based in London and New York, which through its network of sister editions, is able to provide an unrivalled news service about the art world. We cover breaking news and events, with all the crucial developments in law, the art market, and the political and economic spheres that shape the international art world. The paper has an extensive global readership, which is complemented by our international editorial coverage: there are over 50 correspondents working in over 30 countries, with editorial offices in London, Turin, New York, Paris, Moscow and Athens. Our readership is a mixture of artists, private collectors and art professionals: art dealers, auctioneers, art historians, museum curators, trustees and directors.


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BBC History Magazine

BBC History Magazine isn’t just another history magazine…it is the history magazine when it comes to the action-packed panorama of discovery, conflict and intrigue that is world history. Each issue is packed with exciting and informative features from every time period and from every corner of the globe, bringing the past to life. From the Stone Age to the Computer Age, no other magazine covers the dramatic course of human history worldwide like BBC History Magazine.


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Britain Magazine

Britain magazine tells the story of the British Isles, from 1066 and beyond, right through to the present day. Each issue is packed with fascinating features that showcase Britain at its most beautiful, providing inspiring ideas on where to go and what to see.

If you enjoy discovering more about this nation’s fascinating history and heritage, then you’ll love BRITAIN magazine. Discover the kings and queens, soldiers and statesmen, heroes and villains, castles and cathedrals, stately homes and gardens, countryside and coastline… and so much more besides.


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Country Life Magazine

Country Life Magazine is Britain’s most distinguished weekly magazine. Founded in 1897, Country Life highlights the very best of country living, fine arts, country houses, gardening, wildlife conservation and fashion.

The coverage given to the architecture and contents of the country houses of Britain and the chateaux and palaces of Europe has established Country Life as the leading guardian of architectural standards and protector of the worlds heritage.

Beautifully produced with superb photography, Country Life epitomizes English country living at its very best.

Visit them at www.countrylife.co.uk


Freeman’s
freemans-logoFreeman’s holds an esteemed place in America’s history as its oldest auction house, and as one of the country’s first family owned businesses. For seven generations, since 1805, Freeman’s has made up an integral part of the country’s auction culture, taking part in countless, often historically significant sales of jewelry, fine art, furniture, and antiques on behalf of private collections, estates, and museums.

From Gilbert Stuart’s 1796 full-length portrait of George Washington to Renoirs and Cezanne’s from the collection of Nelle and Mary Mullen and H. Richard Dietrich Jr.’s rare and early colors from the USS Constitution, there is little that Freeman’s hasn’t seen or sold over its lengthy history.

 

Freeman’s is pleased to extend our tradition of hospitality to Royal Oak members. For more information about Freeman’s preview events, upcoming auctions, or requests for complimentary catalogues, please contact Senior Vice President Tara Theune Davis at 267.414.1229 or ttdavis@freemansauction.com.


Historic House Hotels

Historic House Hotels, Ltd. was founded in 1979 to acquire and rescue run-down country houses, then to restore and convert them to hotels combining historically accurate standards with the provision of contemporary comfort for guests. Truly, there are few hotels of such charm and historic interest as Hartwell House, Bodysgallen Hall and Middlethorpe Hall.

swimming pool at BodysgallenAlthough each building is at least 300 years old, the accommodations provide comfort far beyond that enjoyed by the previous occupants. Guests can enjoy restorative pleasure in the superbly appointed Spas, where swimming pools, gymnasia and state-of-the-art beauty treatments await. All three hotels have outstanding restaurants and serve delicious food that is mainly British, with a few light continental inspirations.

Autmumn at Middlethorpe HallYet with all their all modern appointments and conveniences, the most inspiring aspect of an Historic House Hotels visit is the extent to which the original atmosphere and style of each house is failthfully maintained. In September 2008 Historic House Hotels Ltd and its interest in all its properties were given to The National Trust to ensure their longterm protection.

If your travel plans to the U.K. include a visit to North Wales, York or Buckinghamshire, consider a stay at Bodysgallen Hall, Middlethorpe Hall or Hartwell House.


Historic Houses Association

The Historic Houses Association (HHA) is a not-for-profit organization representing Britain’s privately and charitably owned historic houses, castles and gardens. There are around 1500 Members and about 500 of these open their doors to visitors for days out, special tours, school visits, weddings and events or even as places to stay. Members range from iconic stately homes such as Blenheim Palace, Longleat and Burghley House, to more intimate houses such as Traquair in Scotland, Treowen in Wales and Belle Isle in Northern Ireland. Most are still private family homes.

The Association was established in 1973 to help owners conserve these wonderful places in the interests of the nation. We help secure their future by:

  • lobbying government to help support the long term sustainability of historic houses
  • providing members with specialist and technical advice on issues such as improving access for those with disabilities or developing educational resources
  • advising historic houses on topics ranging from reducing their carbon footprint to dealing with carpet beetles
  • organizing national training seminars
  • bringing together owners, professional advisers and conservators at networking events to share knowledge and experience
  • giving financial and administrative support to the Heritage Conservation Trust for art restoration grants, educational initiatives and conservation research

The Royal Oak Foundation shares HHA’s passion for the preservation of these significant country homes and is pleased to partner with them.


The Magazine Antiques

Since 1922 The Magazine ANTIQUES has been the premier source for information on the fine and decorative arts — a forum of integrity and excellence that cannot be duplicated


Thames Valley Country House Partnership

The Thames Valley Country House Partnership is a Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) supported initiative that creates sustainable relationships between country houses and the University of Oxford.

Established in October 2013 and based at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) the partnership links researchers in the University of Oxford with external partners from the heritage sector, especially those engaged with preserving, protecting and interpreting country houses in the Thames Valley, to develop and promote a varied program of research projects and engaging events.

The Partnership takes inspiration from the model provided by the very successful Yorkshire Country House Partnership in its aim to promote a deeper understanding of the economic, social, political and cultural histories of the country house through scholarly research with significant public outcomes.

The Royal Oak Foundation will collaborate with The Thames Valley Country House Partnership to carry out our shared mission of cultural preservation and academic appreciation.


Walkers Shortbread

Walkers Shortbread — beloved makers of fine, traditional, Scottish shortbread — are one of The Royal Oak Foundation’s longest-standing corporate partners.

walkers shortbread logoWalkers provides Royal Oak with gifts-in-kind for its lectures and special events. Shortbread collections in Walkers’ famed festive tins are a favorite of the holiday season.

Please visit them at walkersus.com