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Offline dmitri

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Exhibitions on British Royals
« 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.

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Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
« Reply #1 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?

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« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
« Reply #3 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?

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Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
« Reply #5 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! 

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Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
« Reply #6 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...





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Re: Exhibitions on British Royals
« Reply #7 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.

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Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
« Reply #8 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


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Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
« Reply #9 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


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Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
« Reply #11 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..


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Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
« Reply #12 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?

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Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
« Reply #13 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".

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Re: Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
« Reply #14 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.