GEOR­GIAN BRI­TAIN NEEDS YOU

ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Escape -

Beaver­ing away in its head­quar­ters in an unas­sum­ing town­house on Lon­don’s Fitzroy Square is The Geor­gian Group, which saves, con­sults on and cham­pi­ons the cause of Geor­gian ar­chi­tec­ture, town plan­ning, ap­plied arts and crafts­man­ship. It is a font of in­for­ma­tion and in­spi­ra­tion for all – we love the in­di­vid­ual il­lus­trated guides to the his­tory, de­sign and restora­tion of the era’s decor that are avail­able to down­load from the web­site. The group is cel­e­brat­ing its 80th an­niver­sary this year, which is a good ex­cuse to join the cause – the £40 an­nual mem­ber­ship fee (£25 for un­der-35s) goes to­wards its res­cue projects. More­over, you’ll be in­vited on week­end jaunts and evening par­ties held at fa­mous Geor­gian land­marks or cel­e­brat­ing lit­tle-known mas­ter­pieces – as well as vis­its to the stu­dios of crafts­peo­ple com­mis­sioned to help with restora­tions ( geor­gian­group.org.uk).

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