James Hardie has helped restore Dumfries House and its collection almost since The Prince’s Foundation assumed ownership and management of the house and estate after it was saved by HRH The Prince of Wales and a consortium.
Since HRH The Prince of Wales saved Dumfries House and the surrounding estate in 2007, a host of buildings and outdoor areas across our 2000 acres have been customised to provide educational opportunities to young people, including in the field of food, farming and horticulture.
The Gardens team at Dumfries House, the headquarters of The Prince’s Foundation, have been busy with various new projects that will come into bloom later in the year.
The Prince’s Foundation announces a new training and education base on The Highgrove Estate
The 2000-acre Dumfries House estate is the ideal outdoor classroom for school groups looking to reconnect with nature while learning about sustainability.
Students of The Prince’s Foundation’s renowned Building Craft Programme take their talents to sites the breadth of the country to assist in important restoration projects on historical buildings.
From Friday 14th to Sunday 16th May, Dumfries House will host the Women’s Health Conference, where the expertise of The Prince’s Foundation’s health co-ordinators and international medical experts stands to benefit participants from all over the world.
Dumfries House is receiving a steady stream of contributions from knitters all over the world towards a patchwork mosaic of thousands of hand-knitted squares to be draped over the estate’s historic Adam Bridge, which dates back to 1760.
Last year, our Jacob Kirkman Harpsichord left the Family Parlour and travelled to Buckinghamshire to be restored by Huw Saunders.
The new Shepherd’s Hut showcases the diverse skillset and high quality of work in the creation of stained-glass windows, timber framing, naturally-dyed wool, and encaustic tiles.
Due to the impact of Covid-19, last year core programmes at our Health & Wellbeing Centre on the Dumfries House Estate moved online for the first time. These courses have been a lifeline to the communities we serve, as the physical and mental impacts of lockdown become ever more apparent.
Schools across the UK are being given the opportunity to access free online workshops on the importance of sustainability by The Prince’s Foundation.
Dr Idries Trevathan, a specialist in Islamic art history, studied at The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts firstly on an MA degree course at the turn of the millennium and returned to research for his PhD in 2010.
Grinling Gibbons is renowned as one of the greatest carvers in British history and has inspired craftsmen through the centuries. This year marks 300 years since his death.
The Prince's Foundation has hosted a number of virtual events this autumn/winter, including the innovative Dumfries House 'Virtual Insights' series.
How “walkable” is your neighbourhood? Can residents walk to work, their children’s school, and to the nearest shops and amenities? What does that mean for their quality of life and the time they spend in the car or exercising in the outdoors?
Despite the challenges of Covid-19, The Prince’s Foundation was delighted to relaunch its ambassadors programme this year. We look back at how we have profiled four of our ambassadors on social media.
The Prince’s Foundation is to hold a virtual carol concert in collaboration with St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, which will be streamed on Tuesday 15 December at 5pm and can be experienced free of charge.
We look back at how our Building Arts Programme and Building Craft Programme have fared this year.
The Prince’s Foundation, the ICAA and INTBAU are currently collaborating on a series of high-level online talks on ‘The Architecture of Place’.
The Modern Artisan project was born out of a mutual interest in sustainable fashion between HRH The Prince of Wales, president of The Prince’s Foundation, and Federico Marchetti, chairman and CEO of YNAP.
On World Town Planning Day (Sunday 8th November 2020), The Prince’s Foundation launched the new website for the Rapid Planning Toolkit for Urban Expansion.
The Prince’s Foundation’s friends and partners at the Ambulance for Monuments were, yesterday evening, awarded the Public Choice Award as part of the prestigious Europa Nostra prize giving ceremony.
HRH The Prince Of Wales speaks to Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, about his lifelong commitment to sustainable fashion and The Prince’s Foundation’s collaboration with Yoox Net-a-Porter.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is set to congratulate the winners of the Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition (AEECT) during a pre-recorded video message, set to be screened during a virtual event
We are delighted to announce the integration of The Prince’s Foundation School Of Traditional Arts website
Focusing on sustainable urbanisation that represents “a clear opportunity through which to accelerate change and to inspire a renewed focus on practical action”
Following government advice on Monday 16 March, The Prince’s Foundation has decided that its places to visit will close at the end of the day on Friday 20 march
HRH The Prince of Wales visited the Centre, a joint initiative between The Prince’s Foundation and Kellogg College
Exploring the role that building arts and traditional crafts have in the built environment
With complementary therapies and a beautiful rural setting, the new centre is already making a real difference
The collection launches in store and online today
HRH The Prince Of Wales visits The Cambridge Satchel Company
Leading global families respond to HRH The Prince of Wales’s call to action
An immersive masters programme that explores the origin of traditional art-forms, centred on profound principles that are both timely and timeless
Each year the Live Build project at Dumfries House sees students team together to apply their newly learned craft skills to real-life scenarios
The Modern Artisan project will expand on The Prince’s Foundation commitment to strengthen textile skills training within the UK
The Prince’s Foundation will host its first Christmas Carol Concert this December to celebrate the first full year of the Foundation
An exhibition celebrating the beauty of Islamic and Medieval European manuscripts was celebrated at The Art Pavilion this month
The Prince’s Foundation partners with Swarovski and Fashion Council Germany for a conference about sustainability in the fashion industry
This year’s Snowdon Summer School saw a select group of students inspired by expert tuition in marquetry and cabinet making
A pioneering educational programme at Dumfries House is helping children embrace the worlds of engineering and science
For decades, The Prince’s Foundation has campaigned for mixed-use, environmentally sound, walkable, mixed-use housing developments, which encourage communities and local businesses to thrive
This year’s Prince’s Foundation Summer School equipped a fresh intake of students with vital skills in building crafts and architecture
Celebrating The Carriage's one-year anniversary at Ballater
The new Back to Nature Garden at Royal Hampton Court Palace features work by The Prince’s Foundation craftsmen Jonny Briggs and Jonny Anderson
This August sees the second Geometry Summer School held at Dumfries House, in Ayrshire, Scotland, taught by The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts.
The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts' graduate Lucy Morrish on her master's degree
Former Building Craft student and now tutor Christian Accolla shares the heritage of stone carving and its modern-day uses
Six months after it opened, Dumfries House’s Health & Wellbeing Centre is going from strength to strength
Lord Snowdon, Vice President of The Prince’s Foundation, attends the School of Traditional Arts annual end of year degree show
Building craft alumna shares her insight into the heritage craft of wood carving and its modern day uses
The prince’s foundation has launched a brand new training programme that will enable budding garment manufacturers to develop their production skills to the highest standards
The Granary Lodge has opened after development managed by The Prince’s Foundation in a joint venture with the Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust
Traditional Paubhā painting master Dr Renuka Gurung shares the history behind this spiritual Nepalese art form
Islamic Calligrapher Nuria Garcia Masip gives an insight into the artistic handwriting technique
Renowned scarf manufacturer Alex Begg has joined forces with Dumfries House to breathe new life into the local textile industry
We explore four of the disciplines at the heart of the China Centre’s illuminating new programme
With specialist courses including garden design and Feng Shui, the China Centre in Suzhou is breathing new life into the Traditional Arts
The Prince’s Foundation student Esme Walker is cementing her career in Heritage Building Craft with a little help from Cliveden Conservation
The reshoring of the UK textile industry is in motion, but what does the future hold?
A new housing project in Cornwall is changing the way we approach sustainable developments, as master planner and lead architect Hugh Petter reveals
Tech and tradition combine to revive the fortunes of the Ayrshire lace maker
Is the key to modern construction a return to vernacular architecture and sustainable materials?
A glimpse at two new workshop spaces dedicated to ensuring the future of traditional craft skills
The latest issue of the magazine is now available
Zouaq tutor Natasha Mann shares her love of the traditional Moroccan painting technique
Icon painter Aidan Hart shares his love of iconography and the inspiration behind his compelling works
An awareness of the negative effects of industrial farming, the return of traditional agriculture and a growing preference for seasonal, sustainable produce, could help us rethink the way we eat: the future of food is on our hands.
Continued industry recognition for the Australian sustainable development
The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts has been assisting conservationists in China to revive the treasures of the Mogao caves in Dunhuang
Thanks to The Prince’s Foundation and the Historic Coventry Trust renovation project, the city’s Drapers’ Hall is getting a new lease of life
The Prince’s Foundation will steward the Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust as of 2019 – the future of this historic building looks bright
Thanks to The Prince’s Foundation, new-found building skills may be the key to the completion of a heritage project in Antigua
Thanks to The Prince’s Foundation, a bistro, cafe and tea room named The Carriage opens at Ballater train station near Balmoral Castle
This year’s Braemar Gathering saw the launch of the Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion
The Dumfries House Royal Drawing School Artists’ Residency opens up to Scottish artists
Paying homage to community, heritage and authenticity
We speak to Australian student Alexander Dowthwaite about the valuable skills he has developed at The Prince’s Foundation Summer School
Education director jacqueline farrell reflects on the successes of this years’ students
Artists from The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts visit a UNESCO World Heritage site in Dunhuang
As the world’s cities continue to grow, so does the need for a set of tools to manage and plan for the effects on community and environment
A pioneering partnership between The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts and Jameel House is helping ensure its heritage endures for future generations
The grade I-listed restoration project has uncovered some fascinating relics from the past
As the highland games get underway and Braemar’s anticipated visitor centre nears completion, we discover what makes the games such a cultural institution
Focusing on craft, education and heritage skills
At this year’s London Craft Week, the Prince’s Foundation introduced woodcarving and stonemasonry to the next generation of makers
The Jameel House of Traditional Arts and Building Skills is set to open on Dumfries House farmland
Just shy of three years since it was destroyed by fire, the station will shortly be restored to its former, former glory
The creation of colour is an age-old craft that has its roots in culture, commerce and religion
Considering local needs is at the heart of the prince’s foundation’s new regeneration projects
Learning is more than just a classroom experience; we’re breaking down barriers with our innovative, skills-led vision for education