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King Charles III becomes Royal Patron for UK’s Art Fund

King Charles III has taken up a position formerly held by his mother Queen Elizabeth II, becoming Royal Patron for the UK’s Art Fund




King Charles III played a key alongside the Art Fund to save Dumfries House in Ayrshire for the nation   Credit: John Paul

The UK’s Art Fund has announced King Charles III as its new Royal Patron.

Marking the first anniversary of his Coronation, the King has accepted the patronage, which had previously been held by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II since 1952.

The late Queen was Royal Patron for seven decades, with the former monarch supporting the charity across multiple decades. The new King will now take up the position, which mirrors his keen passion for both arts and heritage.

“I am delighted and deeply honoured to welcome The King as our Royal Patron,” said Art Fund director, Jenny Waldman. “At Art Fund we have been championing museums for 120 years and have been fortunate to enjoy Royal Patronage throughout that period.

“In 2008 His Royal Highness played a crucial role alongside Art Fund to save Dumfries House in Ayrshire for the nation. With His Majesty’s deep commitment to arts and heritage – including the generous loans of masterpieces from the Royal Collection to be enjoyed by museum visitors nationwide – he is an invaluable ambassador for the UK’s art and culture.

“We very much look forward to sharing our charitable activities and support for museums with His Majesty, made possible by the backing of our 135,000 members as well philanthropists, supporters and funders across the UK.”

The patronage dates back to the Art Fund’s establishment by the Royal Charter in 1906. King Edward VII was its first patron and took up the position following a campaign to buy an artwork - Diego Velázquez’s The Rokeby Venus - for London’s National Gallery.

Showing his enthusiastic commitment to the UK’s arts and culture, King Charles has also become patron of the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, Orchestra and Choir, the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal Ballet, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Meanwhile, Queen Camilla has taken up patronage of the Royal Academy of Dance and the Royal Literary Fund.


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King Charles III becomes Royal Patron for UK’s Art Fund

King Charles III has taken up a position formerly held by his mother Queen Elizabeth II, becoming Royal Patron for the UK’s Art Fund




King Charles III played a key alongside the Art Fund to save Dumfries House in Ayrshire for the nation   Credit: John Paul

The UK’s Art Fund has announced King Charles III as its new Royal Patron.

Marking the first anniversary of his Coronation, the King has accepted the patronage, which had previously been held by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II since 1952.

The late Queen was Royal Patron for seven decades, with the former monarch supporting the charity across multiple decades. The new King will now take up the position, which mirrors his keen passion for both arts and heritage.

“I am delighted and deeply honoured to welcome The King as our Royal Patron,” said Art Fund director, Jenny Waldman. “At Art Fund we have been championing museums for 120 years and have been fortunate to enjoy Royal Patronage throughout that period.

“In 2008 His Royal Highness played a crucial role alongside Art Fund to save Dumfries House in Ayrshire for the nation. With His Majesty’s deep commitment to arts and heritage – including the generous loans of masterpieces from the Royal Collection to be enjoyed by museum visitors nationwide – he is an invaluable ambassador for the UK’s art and culture.

“We very much look forward to sharing our charitable activities and support for museums with His Majesty, made possible by the backing of our 135,000 members as well philanthropists, supporters and funders across the UK.”

The patronage dates back to the Art Fund’s establishment by the Royal Charter in 1906. King Edward VII was its first patron and took up the position following a campaign to buy an artwork - Diego Velázquez’s The Rokeby Venus - for London’s National Gallery.

Showing his enthusiastic commitment to the UK’s arts and culture, King Charles has also become patron of the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, Orchestra and Choir, the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal Ballet, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Meanwhile, Queen Camilla has taken up patronage of the Royal Academy of Dance and the Royal Literary Fund.


 



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