The British Royal Family and the Russian imperial family shared a long and often complex history. From enemies to allies, diplomatic impasse to dynastic marriage this lecture from the co-curator of ‘Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs’ at The Royal Collection, explores their shared patronage from grand state gifts to intimate personal mementos. Paintings, sculpture, decorative arts and photographs from the Royal Collection's exhibition illustrate 300 years of history, providing a unique insight into the Russian collections in British royal ownership.
Caroline de Guitaut is Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at Royal Collection Trust, caring for a collection of approximately 500,000 works of art. She is a leading authority on the work of Carl Fabergé and author of numerous publications on the subject including Fabergé in the Royal Collection (2003), Fabergé's Animals: A Royal Farm in Miniature (2008) and Royal Fabergé (2011). Caroline has curated several major exhibitions of Fabergé from the Royal Collection and lectured and published internationally. She is joint curator of the forthcoming exhibition Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs, which will be held at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace from 9 November 2018 – 29 April 2019. Her major publication, a catalogue raisonné of Fabergé in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen is due for publication in 2020.
This event is part of our Romanovs Season.