New Chair of the RWA Board – Adrian Tinniswood OBE

New Chair of the RWA Board

The RWA is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chair – Adrian Tinniswood OBE – who will take up his new role in late October.

Adrian Tinniswood’s career has combined work with heritage institutions such as the National Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund with lecturing for English and American universities, including Bristol, Oxford, Nebraska-Lincoln and UC Berkeley. He is the author of twelve books on architectural and social history and is well-known as an author, lecturer and broadcaster in Britain and America.

Adrian is a member of the National Trust’s Learning Panel and South West Regional Advisory Board, and a Visiting Fellow in Heritage at Bath Spa University. He serves on the boards of the Bath Preservation Trust, the Holburne Museum and the Bishop’s Palace Wells. He lives in a quiet village outside Bath with his wife Helen and a comfort of cats. In June 2013 Adrian was awarded an OBE for services to heritage.

In addition to a thorough knowledge of the heritage sector and the funding framework in which it operates, Adrian also brings enthusiasm for the RWA and its potential for future development. ‘The RWA is not only a great Bristol institution, it is a national treasure. I’m proud to be part of its future.’

Adrian’s first official duty will be to speak at the RWA’s Autumn Art Party on 23 October, at which Sir Peter Blake RA, RWA (Hon) will also be present.

Adrian Tinniswood OBE
Photograph (C) Helen Rogers

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