This section of the website offers an overview of upcoming exhibitions relevant to the field of court studies. The information will also be published in The Court Historian.


Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Court Ladies or Pin-Up Girls, 20 December 2014 to 19 July 2015.

Brunswick, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Art Centres of the European Late Baroque in the Age of the Personal Union of Hanover and Great Britain, 2014

Brunswick, Kunstmuseum des Landes Niedersachsen, Niedersächsische Landesmuseen, Art Centres of the European Late Baroque in the Age of the Personal Union of Hanover and Great Britain, 2014.

Coral Gables, Lowe Art Museum, China’s Last Empire: the Art and Culture of the Qing Dynasty, 21 June to 19 October 2014.

Celle, Residenzmuseum, Celler Schloss, Celle – Baroque Residence, 2014.

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt after Alexander the Great, until 27 July 2014.

Edinburgh, Palace of Holyroodhouse, In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, 14 March to 20 July 2014.

Edinburgh, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy, 7 August to 2 November 2014.

Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, How Glasgow Flourished, 1714-1837, 18 April to 17 August 2014. Glasgow was the antithesis of a court city.

Hanover, Historical Museum, 1714 – Hanover’s Rulers on England’s Throne 1714 - 1837, 2014.

Hanover, Wilhelm Busch Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und kritische Grafik, The House of Hanover and the Time of the Personal Union as reflected in English Caricature, 2014.

London, Kensington Palace, Fashion Rules: Dress from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales, from July 2013.

London, National Portrait Gallery, Wellington Portraits, Spring 2015. This biographical exhibition uses portraits and other material to explore Wellington’s career, from his early campaigns in India to the battle of Waterloo and his subsequent, sometimes controversial, political and personal life.

London, Royal Academy of Arts, Giovanni Battista Moroni (c.1520-1579), 25 October 2014 to 25 January 2015.

London, Sir, John Soane’s Museum, Amusement and Luxurious Gratification: The British in Paris in 1814, 20 June to 13 September 2014.

London, The Courtauld Gallery, Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq, 20 February to 18 May 2014.
Decorated with a courtly scene showing an enthroned couple at a banquet as well as musicians, hunters and revellers, this metal bag was made for a lady in the courtly circles of the Mongol Ilkhanid dynasty, established by Chinggis Khan’s grandson, Hülegü in Mosul, the centre of the inlaid brass industry which fell to the Mongols in 1262. The encouragement and patronage of luxury crafts in Mosul under the Ilkhanids will be further attested by the inclusion of a celebrated copy of the Qu’ran made for the Ilkhanid ruler Uljaytu in 1310 as well as a splendid incense burner made for Uljaytu’s son and successor, Sultan Abu Said.

London, The Queen’s Gallery, The Genius of Castiglione, 1 November 2013 to 16 March 2014.

London, The Queen’s Gallery, The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy, 1714-60, 11 April to 12 October 2014.

London, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East, 31 October 2014 to 22 February 2015.

London, Tower of London, Coins and Kings: The Royal Mint at the Tower, from May 2013.

London, Victoria & Albert Museum, William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain, 22 March-13 July 2014. Kent was Inspector of Paintings and later Portrait Painter to George II – who never sat to him – and supervised the redecoration of Kensington Palace between 1720 and 1727.

London, Victoria & Albert Museum, The “Europe 1600-1800” galleries, reopen December 2014. Many objects from courts and palaces.

Los Angeles, Getty Center, A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography, 4 February to 8 June 2014.

Los Angeles, Norman Simon Museum, Courtly Pursuits: Indian Miniature Paintings, 19 September 2014 to 19 January 2015.

Montreal, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Fabergé: Jeweller to the Czars, 7 June to 5 October 2014.

Moscow, Moscow Kremlin Museums, The Tsars and the East: Gifts from Turkey and Iran, 27 February to 18 May 2014.

Moscow, Moscow Kremlin Museums, Imperial Hunting, December 2014 to February 2015.

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pieter Coecke van Aelst: Tapestry Designer, Renaissance Master, 7 October 2014 to 11 January 2015.

Oslo, The National Museum. Architecture, Classical Christiania: Norway 1814, 15 February to 8 June 2014.

Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, I, Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 19 March to 13 July 2014.

Paris, Musee de la Malmaison, The Funeral of the Empress Josephine, 2014. To commemorate its two hundredth anniversary.

Paris, Musée d’Orsay, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-75), 23 June to 28 September 2014.

Paris, Musée Gulmet, The Dragon’s Flight: the Royal Art of Vietnam, 24 September 2014 to 5 January 2015.

Paris, Musée du Louvre, Medieval Morocco: an Empire between Two Shores, October 2014 to January 2015.

Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing, 18 October 2014 to 11 January 2015.

St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum, At the Russian Emperor’s Court, 16 May to 21 September 2014.

St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum, Gifts to Russian Tsars, 7 November 2014 to 15 February 2015.

St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum, The Hermitage of Her Imperial Majesty, 5 December 2014 to 15 March 2015.

Santa Ana, Bowers Museum, Royal Gems of China: Selections from the Shenyang Imperial Palace, 16 November 2013 to 20 April 2014.

Stanford, Iris & I.Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, The Royal Image: Portraits, Satires and Life at Court, until 4 May 2014.

Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Wilhelm I of Württemberg: a Royal Collecting Passion, 18 July to 26 October 2014.

Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Royal Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, London, 3 July to 28 September 2014.

Toronto, Aga Khan Museum, opens 2014, This 10,500 sq.m Islamic art museum will house more than 1,000 artefacts spanning 1,000 years.

Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors, 8 March to 1 September 2014.

Versailles, Château de Versailles, Lenotre en perspective 1613-2013, 26 October 2013 to 27 February 2014. Lenotre was chief gardener to Louis XIV, whose passion for gardens rivalled his passion for palaces. In France 2013 is l’annee Lenotre; in England 2016 will be the year commemorating ‘Capability Brown’.

Versailles, Chateau, La Mort du Roi, 2015. To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of Louis XIV.

Vienna, Albertina, The Albertina: Birth of a World Class Collection, 14 March to 29 June 2014. Founded by Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen.

Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Emperor Charles V Captures Tunis, until 2 February 2015.

Washington D.C., Hillwood Estate, Passion of the Empress: Catherine the Great’s Art Patronage, 15 February to 8 June 2014.

Wolfenbüttel, Schloss Wolfenbüttel, Theatrum Ceremoniale – The Court Ceremonial in Baroque Europe as reflected in the example of the Residence of Wolfenbüttel around 1714, 2014.

Windsor Castle, The Drawings Gallery, Capturing the Castle: Watercolours of Windsor by Paul and Thomas Sandby 7 February to 5 May 2014.

Windsor Castle, The Drawings Gallery, Treasures from the Royal Archives, 17 May 2014 to January 2015.