The Nigel Seeley Fellowship

Textile Conservation

The Fellowship provides training and educational opportunities for individuals with a professional interest in the preservation of historic interiors, finishes, and collections and is awarded to professionals spanning careers from conservators, heritage craftsmen, collection managers, to environmental engineers, lighting specialists, and pest specialists.

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Attingham Summer School Scholarship

Woburn Abbey

The Attingham Summer School, a highly regarded intensive three-week residential educational program in the English countryside devoted to the study of British historic houses. Since its foundation in 1952, many scholars, curators, architects, and designers from the United States have participated each year. The Royal Oak Foundation has supported the program for more than 30 years with grants totaling more than $400,000.

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The Royal Oak Scholarship Fund

The Library at Castle Coole, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh ©National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

The Royal Oak Foundation provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for Americans to study in Britain through the Damaris Horan Fellowship, with a focus on landscape history, and the Nigel Seeley Fellowship, with a focus on historic interiors, finishes and collections.


The Damaris Horan Fellowship

2019 Project: Peat -free Horticulture in National Trust Gardens

The Damaris Horan Prize was established by The Mudge Foundation and named for Royal Oak’s Executive Director from 1987 to 2003. The Landscape History Fellowship is awarded biennially to provide talented Americans with a serious interest in landscape history and gardening a chance to experience the National Trust first-hand. Royal Oak is grateful to the Trust for offering this educational opportunity and to The Mudge Foundation for making these fellowships possible through its generous support.

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