Diplomatic Residences revealed

National Trust ‘opens’ three London embassies to celebrate Heritage Open Days, Friday 9th– Saturday 10th September 2016

National Trust Embassies Tours - Portuguese Embassy

National Trust Embassies Tours – Portuguese Embassy

Although it appears to be fully booked I thought I would still share this with you. The opening of embassy residences (Portuguese, French and Danish) provides visitors with a chance to see and appreciate the fine and decorative arts of the countries concerned.

National Trust Embassies Tours - Danish Embassy

National Trust Embassies Tours – Danish Embassy

These are often important pieces such as the Dame Paula Rego masterpiece at the Portuguese Embassy or the tapestries in the French residence – interestingly enough two Hubert Robert paintings from there are in the Hubert Robert exhibition in Washington DC.  The Danish Embassy is the last work by their celebrated designer and architect Arne Jacobsen.

National Trust Embassies Tours - French Embassy

National Trust Embassies Tours – French Embassy

If this is as successful as I am sure it will be then let us hope that more embassy residences will open their doors so that it becomes a regular feature of London’s diplomatic life.

 

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/embassy-openings