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8th Annual Georgian Group Preservation Award Presentation
Wednesday, September 14th, 6:00pm
The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South
$55 for AFGG members
$65 for non-members
$25 for American Young Georgians

The award will be presented this year to Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Much of Barbaralee's diverse career has been dedicated to the preservation of our city. The longest serving Commissioner of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, she is also the founder and chair of NYC Landmarks50+ Alliance, which has brought together individuals and organizations from preservation and fields of business, media, visual and performing arts, government, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the NYC landmarks law, through hundreds of neighborhood and city-wide events.

She is also the author of the 912-page, comprehensive publication, The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated Record of the City's Historic Buildings, to be published in its Sixth Edition this fall by NYU Press. In April, Barbaralee was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo as Chair of the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Architectural Legacy of the Early Hanoverians
Lecture and Reception
Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 pm
Sotheby's Institute of Art
570 Lexington Avenue, 6th Fl.
$45 for AFGG members
$20 for American Young Georgians

This lecture, by Dr. Wolf Burchard will explore the little known architectural patronage of the first two Georgian monarchs. The Hanoverians had a great variety of palaces, castle and hunting lodges both in Britain and Germany. Whilst not as sumptuous as the palaces of Versailles, Vienna or Berlin, the Georgian residences reflected the new monarchs' understanding of the differences between the British monarchy and the absolute ones on the continent.

Dr. Wolf Burchard is the Paul Mellon/Royal Oak Furniture Research Curator at the National Trust in London and a Trustee of the Georgian Group. He was Curatorial Assistant at the Royal Collection from 2009-2014 and co-curator of The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy, 1714-1760 (The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, 2014), which marked the tercentenary of the Hanoverian Succession.

Great Houses & Gardens of the Welsh Borders
A Tour for American Friends of the Georgian Group
October 17th – 21st, 2016
Tour is fully booked, but there is a waiting list.
Contact AFGG office for details.

This exclusive tour offers the opportunity to visit many private country houses while residing in one, Weston Park, the former home of the Earl of Bradford. Family treasures acquired over generations which are still in Weston Park included significant paintings such as a room with walls covered in Van Dyck portraits, another room with walls covered in 18th century Gobelins tapestries, collections of oriental and European ceramics, exquisite furniture supplied by Chippendale and others. All these and more will be yours to enjoy during our exclusive visit. Famous ‘Capability’ Brown advised on the landscape at Weston in the 18th century and this has undergone restoration in celebration of the tercentenary of his birth in 2016 and will be part of our study. Each day other stately homes will be privately visited, some such as Willey Park and Oakley Park reflecting fascinating changes made by current heirs to adapt to living in historic houses today. After our days of sightseeing we return to Weston Park to perhaps enjoy a drink by the fire in the library before our gourmet candlelit dinner. Gareth Williams, Curator of the Weston Park collections, will be our exceptional guide throughout this unforgettable tour which begins and ends in London.
A detailed trip brochure is available by clicking here.

Annual General Meeting and Reception
The Baker House
67 East 93rd Street
Thursday, December 8th, 6:00 – 8:00

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