The Company of Arts Scholars has been officially recognised as the 110th Livery Company of the City of London with the presentation of the Letters Patent by the Lord Mayor at the Mansion House.
Pictured with the illuminated manuscript confirming that the
petition of the Arts Scholars had been "well liked" by the Court of
Aldermen are the officers of the Company.
After the presentation on July 3, 300 Arts Scholars and their
guests sat down to a celebratory lunch in the grand Egyptian Hall
at the Mansion House at which the Lord Mayor welcomed the Company
as a valuable addition to the Livery movement.
Membership of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars is open to
all those actively engaged in the appreciation of the decorative
arts, including dealers and auctioneers, curators, researchers,
writers and collectors, not forgetting insurers, shippers, lawyers
and restorers and other specialists in the field. As well as
bringing together like-minded professionals, the Company will have
an increasingly important charitable function.
A recent major bequest means that the Arts Scholars charitable
trust is now very well endowed for so young a company and set to
make a valuable contribution, particularly in the field of
Contact: The Clerk, Georgina Gough at firstname.lastname@example.org
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