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Title: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: dmitri on September 20, 2007, 10:40:35 PM
A visiting exhibition including the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales plus many other items from Diana is openly soon at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia. The items are on loan from Althorp House, the childhood home of Lady Diana Spencer.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Grace on September 21, 2007, 02:41:04 AM
I would dearly love to see this exhibition and can't understand it travelling from the other side of the world to appear in only one city (Sydney).  A huge disappointment to many Australians (including myself) who can't attend.  I suppose it must be something to do with sponsorship?
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: dmitri on September 21, 2007, 07:49:37 AM
Powerhouse Museum also had an exhibition on the Romanovs. It never travelled elsewhere either. Seems such a long way for such a limited potential audience.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: emeraldeyes on September 21, 2007, 12:11:11 PM
Is this the same exhibition that has been in other cities in the past and that is entitled,  Diana: A Celebration?

Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Imperial.Opal on September 21, 2007, 03:38:00 PM
The exhibition Diana - A Celebration runs from September 29 to May next year,almost 2000 people have already booked to see it, for more information on the gown at the Powerhouse go to www.smh.com.au
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Grace on September 21, 2007, 04:24:37 PM
Is this the same exhibition that has been in other cities in the past and that is entitled,  Diana: A Celebration?



Yes, EE, it is the same one - Diana: A Celebration.  At least it's exhibiting for quite a time...might get there yet! 
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: emeraldeyes on September 22, 2007, 06:37:35 PM
I'm kicking myself now that I didn't go when I had the chance - not so much for the wedding dress, but the jewel display.  I remember walking past the Royal York hotel in Toronto some years back and seeing a promo poster.  At the time I wasn't yet in full royalty-geek mode, so I didn't check it out.  Of course, now I am kicking myself! 

These pics were posted some time ago I believe, and show examples of the jewels that were on display.  If I knew then what I know now...

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/Spencer-Tiara.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/Tiara-Gallery.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/RiviereNecklace_Spencer.jpg)
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Imperial.Opal on March 15, 2008, 03:21:49 PM
  The exhibition - Diana - a Celebration at the The Sydney Powerhouse Museum closes on the 4th May 2008
  I am going to it over the Easter holiday next week, you can book online.
Title: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
Post by: Luc on July 11, 2008, 06:58:02 AM
I've never visited London, but when I'll go, I'd like to visit Kensington Palace and the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection. Could anyone tell what's to see there and if it's worth to go ?  :)

Some pictures:
http://www.britainsfinest.co.uk/historichouses/historichouses.cfm/searchazref/80001050KENA

Title: Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
Post by: Luc on July 11, 2008, 07:02:35 AM
Another link that I found, an exhibition 'Kensington Palace showcases six generations of royal children's clothes'
http://www.travellady.com/articles/article-fitfor.html
Title: Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
Post by: Luc on July 11, 2008, 10:43:02 AM
http://europeforvisitors.com/europe/countries/uk/kensington-palace-royal-ceremonial-dress-collection.htm

An interesting article about court fashion and dressmaking:
http://destinations-uk.com/articles.php?link=articles&country=scotland&id=65&articletitle=Royal%20Ceremonial%20Dress%20Collection%20at%20Kensington%20Palace
Title: Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
Post by: Alexander1917 on July 12, 2008, 01:09:46 PM
of course it is very worth to go to kp and see the dresses. not only some pieces such as dates back from queen charlotte.. but also things from the queen etc. also special exhibitions such as royal childrens dresses, wedding dresses or so..

Title: Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
Post by: alixaannencova on July 14, 2008, 07:07:01 AM
Though of some interest....such as George IV's tiny stature revealed by his coronation panoply, I maintain that the entrance fees are obscene! I still can not get my head round how we (the British general public) are being charged to view things our ancestors paid for in taxes yonks ago, and still are, through indirect taxes to HRPP! Furthermore, perhaps we Brits should demand exemption to pay 'extra' to access our cultural heritage and let curious but 'put upon' tourists foot the bill for the privilege. It seems ludicrous to me that a child from a housing estate only a stones throw from KP is unable to view such artifacts through no fault of their own, whilst a tourist from Tokyo or NYC can slam it all on a credit card as part of their their trip. (I do not begrudge tourists the right to spend their hard earned savings...but the disparity is gaping and IMHO utterly wrong!) Until some semblance of balance is implemented I feel that no Brits should visit any HRPP after all who owns them in reality?
Title: Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
Post by: Luc on July 15, 2008, 12:33:11 PM
Thank you for your comment, Alixaannencova. But we have to recognize that the collection is stunning.. Does anyone have pics of Queen Victoria's dresses ? They were at an exposition in 2001 at Kensington P. It was called "Queen Victoria: Her Life in Dresses".
Title: Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
Post by: Luc on July 15, 2008, 01:04:03 PM
http://img181.imageshack.us/my.php?image=380842b7fc.jpg

This is the wedding dress that QV wore at her wedding in 1840.
Title: Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
Post by: Alexander1917 on July 16, 2008, 06:09:25 AM
Though of some interest....such as George IV's tiny stature revealed by his coronation panoply, I maintain that the entrance fees are obscene! I still can not get my head round how we (the British general public) are being charged to view things our ancestors paid for in taxes yonks ago, and still are, through indirect taxes to HRPP! Furthermore, perhaps we Brits should demand exemption to pay 'extra' to access our cultural heritage and let curious but 'put upon' tourists foot the bill for the privilege. It seems ludicrous to me that a child from a housing estate only a stones throw from KP is unable to view such artifacts through no fault of their own, whilst a tourist from Tokyo or NYC can slam it all on a credit card as part of their their trip. (I do not begrudge tourists the right to spend their hard earned savings...but the disparity is gaping and IMHO utterly wrong!) Until some semblance of balance is implemented I feel that no Brits should visit any HRPP after all who owns them in reality?

of course the prieces are high, but on the other hand, living in dresden /germany, the extrance fee for i.e. the green vault are also horrible - its also our herritage..payed be the peoples taxes in former time.. free entrance places such as V&A, or British Museum are very very unknown here....
Title: Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
Post by: Mari on July 16, 2008, 06:35:13 AM
Stunning dress! Entrance Fees by Museums in the U.S. are charged so that the Building can have regular maintenance. Some of the Fees may go for utilities, painting, termite control or insects , staff salaries or to add to the Collection. The Collections have to be put in expensive temperature controlled storage and cataloged on computers. If you receive a collection on loan or loan one out there is a lot of expense and always insurance.  It depends on the Museum as to how much of the Fees go for various things. I remember going into a Building in England somewhere and the fee they politely asked for was going for the roof.  :)
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: imperial angel on November 05, 2008, 01:30:13 PM
Lovely pictures of her jewels! Is there any photo of her wearing that other necklace or tiara? I recognize the top tiara as the Spencer tiara she wore on her wedding day, but the other ones aren't familiar to me, and I have viewed many photos of her.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: B5218 on October 06, 2009, 07:30:41 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/B5218/Otherspencertiara-1.jpg)

The other Spencer Tiara.  I am assuming that this is not a photo-shopped picture.  I didn't know that she ever wore it.

I found this on a site called Royal Jewels/Diamond Jewelry forum, at least that is what I noted.  I was unable to find it again to get the fuller reference information.  Someone deserves thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: B5218 on October 06, 2009, 10:46:36 PM
Please disregard the posting of the picture of Princess Diana with the Honey Suckle tiara.  It bothered me that I couldn't find it.  After about an hour, I found it again in the Royal Forum board.  There is the notation that is was a photo-shopped item.  Too bad.

I am sorry for any inconvenience I have caused.  It was too good to be true.

Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: architect on October 07, 2009, 06:34:39 AM
I believe the exhibition is currently in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: joan_d on March 15, 2010, 04:56:05 PM
I am surprised nobody has commented on the new exhibition (26 March - 31 Oct 2010) at the Queen's Gallery depicting the art collection of Victoria and Albert.  The programme last night introduced by the Prince of Wales was interesting but, like most things these days, was "dumbed down" for mass consumption.

Some of the pieces on display are fascinating such as the ivory throne presented to QV by an India maharajah and the thistle brooch with the milk teeth of one of her daughters taking pride of place !!   Certainly worth a trip to London to see.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Carisbrooke on March 16, 2010, 02:55:01 AM
   I watched & recorded it, I didn't think it was too bad. Fiona Bruce is a good presenter & we did get some nice shots of Osborne, Balmoral, & Buck House. Some of the jewelry was pretty unusual though, stags teeth (yuk).
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Adagietto on March 16, 2010, 12:58:38 PM
That ivory throne looks quite amazing. The other things that attracted me from this were the albums of watercolours in which the experiences and history of Victoria and Albert were recorded.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Eddie_uk on March 17, 2010, 01:09:47 PM
I did pop a note about this forth coming exhibition on the Victoria and Albert thread (maybe they should be linked?) but I am eagerly looking forward too seeing it!! There is also a beautiful book to accompany the exhibition with lots of beautiful photos, for those that can't attend.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Carisbrooke on March 22, 2010, 02:46:03 AM

(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3328/img0001ta.jpg)

Here is an example of the stags teeth jewelry which I found in a newspaper. A hollyleaf & tartan brooch made in 1850.
        An acquired taste I think.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Adagietto on March 22, 2010, 01:11:29 PM
Indeed, and one that I cannot imagine myself acquiring.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Carisbrooke on April 01, 2010, 01:53:52 AM
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/vanda/podcast.asp (http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/vanda/podcast.asp)

The royal collections podcast of the Art & Love Exhibition. Its 23 minutes long & shows lots of interesting paintings and photographs.

Its almost the same as Eddie's link from the V&A thread, but not quite. 
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 01, 2010, 03:40:43 PM
I visited the exhibition last week and it was wonderful!!! :) And the ques of people waiting to visit was very long! I think Queen Victoria must catch peoples imagination! :)
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: dagmar1927 on September 01, 2010, 03:00:24 PM
I went to see it a few weeks ago and recommend it. The queue wasn't very long when I went, so maybe it would be easier to get in now. There were loads of paintings there that I'd only ever seen on the internet before, so it was AMAZING to see them in real life. I got a bit excited when I saw two extremely sweet photos of QV with Pss Beatrice I'd never seen before. If you're in the vicinity before it ends, I'd definitely make a point of going.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: historyfan on September 01, 2010, 09:38:45 PM
Indeed, and one that I cannot imagine myself acquiring.

My thought exactly.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: historyfan on September 01, 2010, 10:04:39 PM
Wow.  That link was wonderful.  Thanks so much for posting it.  As a trip "across the pond" isn't in my foreseeable future, I appreciate that!  : ) 
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Constantinople on September 02, 2010, 03:45:06 AM
Compared to Georgian or Edwardian, I find Victorian art and decoration quite kitschy so I won't be attending.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: Carisbrooke on September 30, 2010, 07:08:03 AM
   I'm pleased you enjoyed the podcast historyfan, though with the exhibition finishing at the end of october I fear the link could go down. Unfortunately I too will not be going to the exhibition. Not because of presence of kitsch, but the journey south would be a nightmare & I havn't recovered from my previous London jaunt yet. The last part of that particular journey took 2 and a half hours from the end of the M1 to the centre of London, .......not again thank you. Perhaps this display should travel to the provinces as I'm sure there would be lots of interest, or better still travel the world.
Title: Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
Post by: historyfan on September 30, 2010, 08:38:32 PM
One can only hope!