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The American Friends of the Georgian Group fosters the appreciation and preservation of architecture, art, and design from the reigns of George I to George IV in England.
The American Friends of the Georgian Group supports the work of the Georgian Group in England and the two groups endeavor to expand knowledge and promote public awareness of all aspects of Georgian design.
The Georgian Group, founded in 1937, is the British national charity for the protection of Georgian buildings, townscapes, monuments, parks, and gardens. It has a statutory role in advising English and Welsh planning authorities on proposals to alter or demolish listed Georgian buildings.
2019 Annual Georgian Group
Preservation Award Presentation
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In the United States, the American Friends of the Georgian Group makes grants to support research, analysis, and restoration of historically important architectural sites. The group's main purpose, however, is its support of the work of the Georgian Group in England.
The American Friends of the Georgian Group has made significant contributions to the restoration of the Georgian Group headquarters, designed by Robert Adam, in Fitzroy Square and to support case workers, who monitor and report on the condition of Georgian buildings throughout England and Wales.
American Friends of the Georgian Group members receive The Georgian, the magazine published three times a year by the Georgian Group in England that covers the group's activities as well as current research and preservation efforts.
Detail of the railing on the stair at the new British Galleries
The American Friends of the Georgian Group presents a series of lectures and events each season, including study trips in the New York area and further afield. Members are also eligible to take part in the programs and activities that the Georgian Group offers in Britain throughout the year.
Board of Directors:
Mr. John Kinnear, President
Mr. Gary Dycus, Vice President/Treasurer
Mr. David Michael Wood, Vice President
Mr. Michael Ambler, Secretary
Ms. Nicole Deodato
Mrs. Francis Goudie
Mrs. Eric L. Hoyle
Mr. Lansing Moore
Ms. Jeri Sedlar
Ms. Christine Speare
The Right Hon. Lady Bradbury
Ms. Beverly J. Bell
Mrs. Mary Ann Free
Ms. Christina Graham
Mr. Ralph O. Harvard III
Prof. Michael R. T. Mahoney
Ms. Hillary Mazanec
Ms. Margaret Moore
Mr. Francis Morrone
Mr. George Selden
Mr. John Shannon
Hon. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
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