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.
Amsterdam, Hermitage Amsterdam, Peter the Great: An Inspired Tsar, 9 March to 13 September 2013.
Arras, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Versailles à Arras: roulez carrosses!, until 10 November 2013.
Berlin, Bröhan-Museum, KPM Porcelain between Art Nouveau and Art Déco, 19 September 2013 to 27 January 2014. The porcelain factory of the Kings of Prussia.
Berlin, Deutsches Historisches Museum, A Walk through the Painting Victory Message by Johann Peter Kraft: 1813 on the Battlefield at Leipzig, 22 August to 15 December 2013.
Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Cleopatra: the Eternal Diva, 28 June to 6 October 2013.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Kings, Queens and Courtiers: Royalty on Paper, until 16 June 2013.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Bringing a Painting to Life: Honthorst’s Triumph of the Winter Queen, 14 February to 21 July 2013.
Bristol, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Pharaoh: King of Egypt, 15 March to 21 July 2013.
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.
Celle, Residenzmuseum, Celler Schloss, Celle – Baroque Residence, 2014.
Chambord, Chateau de Chambord, Les lys et la République, Henri comte de Chambord (1820-1883), 15 June to 22 September 2013. The Legitimist pretender to the throne of France, who in 1873 lost a chance of the French throne by refusing to accept the tricolour as the French flag.
Dresden, Rüstkammer, The Royal Hunting Palace of Schloss Hubertusburg and the Peace Treaty of 1763, 28 April to 5 October 2013. Dresden’s Rüstkammer (armoury) reopened on 18 February after moving from its former location in the Zwinger Palace to a larger space in the Riesensaal (Hall of Giants) in Dresden Castle. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the peace treaty of Hubertusburg, which ended the Seven Years’ War involving Saxony, Austria and Prussia, the Rüstkammer is hosting a show dedicated to Schloss Hubertusburg. Known as the “Saxon Versailles”, it was a hunting palace of King Augustus III, but was used for only nine years before its contents were destroyed by Prussian troops in 1761. The palace has since faded from memory.
Ecouen, Musée de la Renaissance du Château d’Ecouen, The Music of the Renaissance of François I and Henri IV, 15 September to 15 December 2013.
Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots, 28 June to November 2013.
Edinburgh, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Citizens of the World: David Hume and Allan Ramsay, until 31 December 2015.
Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi, The Spanish in Italy, 5 March to 26 May 2013.
Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi, The Art Collection of Ferdinando de Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, 25 June to 3 November 2013.
Florence, Museo degli Argenti, Luxury and Elegance: Florentine Porcelain 1800-30, 19 March to 23 June 2013.
Florence, Museo degli Argenti, Baroque Ivory from European Royal Courts, 16 July to 3 November 2013.
Florence, Museo delle Capelle Medicee, Pope Leo X and Florence: a Medici from Cardinal to Pope, 1475-1521, 26 March to 6 October 2013.
Florence, Museo di San Marco, Matthius Corvinus in Florence, 6 October 2013 to 5 January 2014.
Fontainebleau, Château de Fontainebleau, The King and the Artist: François Ier and Rosso Fior, 23 March to 24 June 2013.
Foutainebleau, Château de Fontainebleau, The Centrepiece of Charles V, October 2013 to January 2014.
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.
Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Grand Exit: the Final Journey of King Herod the Great, 12 February to 28 September 2013.
London, Hampton Court Palace, Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber, Summer 2013.
London, National Portrait Gallery, Elizabeth I and Her People, 10 October 2013 to 5 January 2014.
London, National Portrait Gallery, Wellington Portraits, Spring 2015. Portraits and other material 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, The Queen’s Gallery, In Fine Style: the Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, 10 May to 6 October 2013.
London, The Queen’s Gallery, The Genius of Castiglione, 1 November 2013 to 16 March 2014.
London, The Queen’s Gallery, The Georgian Revolution, 2014. To commemorate the three hundredth anniversary of the accession of George I.
London, Victoria & Albert Museum, Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and Russian Tsars, 9 March to 14 July 2013.
London, Victoria & Albert Museum, William Kent, 2014. Kent was Inspector of Paintings and later Portrait Painter to George II – who never sat to him – and supervised the redecoration of his palaces.
Montreal, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (MBAM), Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon, 2 February to 16 June 2013.
Moscow, Moscow Kremlin Museums, Art in the Epoch of Tsar Ivan III, 19 March to 14 July 2013.
Moscow, Moscow Kremlin Museums, Coronation Ceremonies in the Moscow Kremlin, 12 September 2013 to 1 January 2014.
Paris, Musee de la Malmaison, The Funeral of the Empress Josephine, 2014. To commemorate its two hundredth anniversary.
Paris, Musée d’Orsay, Félicie de Fauveau: the Amazon Sculptor, 11 June to 15 September 2013. A legitimist who sculpted French monarchical subjects while living in exile afer the revolution of 1830.
Rome, Scuderie del Quirinale, Titian, March to June 2013.
Rome, Scuderie del Quirinale, Augustus: The Vision of a New Era, October 2013 to February 2014.
Santa Ana, Bowers Museum, Medici: Gem Collectors of the Italian Renaissance, 14 April to 15 September 2013.
Santa Ana, Bowers Museum, The Tsar’s Cabinet: 200 Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs, 15 June to 8 September 2013.
Santa Ana, Bowers Museum, Royal Gems of China: Selections from the Shenyang Imperial Palace, 16 November 2013 to 20 April 2014.
Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon, October 2013 to January 2014.
Taipeh, National Palace Museum, Qianlong Emperor’s Taste in Art, 7 October 2013 to 7 January 2014.
Versailles, Château de Versailles, Treasures of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, 16 April to 4 July 2013. The Order received many presents from the Kings of France, Spain and Naples.
Versailles, Château de Versailles, Madame Elisabeth, a Princess in the Shadow of Versailles (1764-1794), 27 April to 21 July 2013.
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’.
Versailes, Bibliotheque municipale, Le bosquet du labyrinthe, 14 September 2013. to January 2014. 40 fountains in the labyrinth, decorated with 333 lead statues of animals, illustrated the fables of Aesop for the benefit of the Grand Dauphin.
Versailles, Grand Trianon, L’herbier du roi 2 July to 29 September 2013.
Warsaw, Royal Castle, The Versailles of Marie Leszczynska: the Art of the French Court, 1725-68, 19 September to December 2013.
Wolfenbüttel, Schloss Wolfenbüttel, Theatrum Ceremoniale – The Court Ceremonial in Baroque Europe as reflected in the example of the Residence of Wolfenbüttel around 1714, 2014.