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, Alexander, Napoleon and Josephine, 28 March to 18 October 2015.

Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Asia in Amsterdam: The Asian culture shock of the Golden Age, 16 October 2015 to 17 January 2016.

Barcelona, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Stories in Metal: Art and Power in European Medals, until 18 October 2015.

Berlin, Charlottenburg Palace, Women’s Business: How Brandenburg became Prussia, 21 August to 22 November 2015. 2015 marks 600 years since the Hohenzollern dynasty became Electors of Brandenburg in 1415. For five centuries, this family shaped the development of Brandenburg, Prussia, Berlin and Germany more than any other. This exhibition will be the first to focus on Hohenzollern women, and their influence on the fortunes of the state.

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

Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR), Europalia Turkey-Istanbul, 13 October 2015 to 24 January 2016.

Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR), Europalia Turkey: Myths and Rituals, 6 October 2015 to 17 January 2016.

Cologne, Stadtmuseum, Attention Prussia!, 30 May to 18 October 2015.

Compiegne, Palais de, Napoléon Ier ou la légende des Arts 1800-1815, 24 April to 27 July 2015.

Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst, Albrecht Dürer’s Arch of Honour for the Emperor Maximillian I, 6 March to 21 June 2015

Dallas, Meadows Museum, Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting, 4 September 2015 to 3 January 2016.

Doha, Museum of Islamic Art, Images of Women in Qajar Art, 25 March to 26 September 2015.

Doha, Museum of Islamic Art, The Hunt: Masterpieces from Qatari and Turkish Royal Collections, 16 September 2015 to 9 January 2016.

Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery, Jean-Etienne Liotard, 6 June to 13 September 2015.

Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Firenze Capitale: The Middle Ages, 20 March to 21 June 2015.

Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Sweet Triumphs: Sugar Sculptures for the Marriage of Maria de’Medici, 10 March to 14 June 2015.

Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Firenze Capitale 1865-2015: the Savoia at Palazzo Pitti, 19 November 2015 to 3 April 2016.

Fontainebleau, Château, Pius VII against Napoleon: Rome, Paris, Fontainebleau, 28 March to 29 June 2015.

Kassel, Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Image and Message: Cranach in the Service of the Court and the Reformation, 21 August to 29 November 2015.

Krakow, National Museum of Krakow, Ottomania: The Ottoman Orient in Renaissance Art, 25 June to 27 September 2015.

London, British Library, Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy, 13 March to 1 September 2015.

London, British Museum, Bonaparte and the British: Prints and Propaganda in the age of Napoleon, 5 February to 16 August 2015.

London, Buckingham Palace, Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden, 20 March to 11 October 2015.

London, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Pierre-Paul Prud’hon: Napoleon’s Draughtsman, 23 June to 15 November 2015.

London, National Gallery, Goya: The Portraits, 7 October 2015 to 10 January 2016. Goya was a court painter of Charles IV and Ferdinand VII.

London, National Maritime Museum, Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire and Revolution, 20 November 2015 to 28 March 2016.

London, National Portrait Gallery, Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions, 12 March to 14 June 2015.

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

London, Royal Academy, Jean-Etienne Liotard, 24 October 2015 to 31 January 2016. The exhibition will focus on five key aspects of hi career: his time in Constantinople (1738-42) where he painted ambassadors, officials and travellers; his two sojourns in London in 1753 and in 1773, when he exhibited works at the Royal Academy; his engagement with the royal courts of Europe; and his life in Geneva, where he settled in 1757.

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

Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute, A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715, 16 June to 6 September 2015.

Los Angeles, Huntingdon Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Magna Carta: Law and Legend, 13 June to 12 October 2015.

Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, Renaissance Splendours of Northern Italian Courts, 31 March to 21 June 2015.

Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, Apollo and Arachne: Tapestries from the Collection of Louis XIV, 15 December 2015 to 1 May 2016.

Melbourne, Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria, Qianlong Emperor: Golden Age of China 1736-95, 27 March to 21 June 2015.

Mexico City, Museo Nacional del Arte, Me, the King: Images of the Hispanic Monarchy in New Spain and Mexico, June to September 2015.

Naples, Palazzo Reale, Murat, King of Naples, May to October 2015.

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kongo: Power and Majesty, 17 September 2015 to 3 January 2016.

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Between the Old and the New: Middle Kingdom Egypt, 6 October 2015 to 24 January 2016.

Northamptonshire, Boughton House, The Montagus and the Huguenots, Summer 2015. For more information call Boughton House on 0131 52 0910 or visit their website www.boughtonhouse.co.uk.

Paris, Grand Palais, Velázquez et le triomphe de la peinture espagnole, 25 March to 13 July 2015.

Paris, Grand Palais, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, 21 September 2015 to 11 January 2016. A favourite painter of Marie Antoinette.

Paris, Musée Carnavalet, Napoleon and Paris: a Capital for Europe, 8 April to 30 August 2015.

Paris, Musée du Luxembourg, The Real Tudors, 17 March to 19 July 2015.

Paris, Musée du Quai Branly, The Inca and the Conquistador, 23 June to 27 September 2015.

Paris, Musée Guimet, The Ancient Kingdoms of Korea, 1 September 2015 to 31 January 2016.

Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum, The Book of Kings: The Peck Shahnamah at Princeton, 3 October 2015 to 24 January 2016.

Rome, Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale “Giuseppe Tucci”, The State Visits of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) to Italy, August to September 2015.

San Francisco, Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, 19 September 2015 to 10 January 2016. Watch-maker to kings and emperors.

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.

St Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg: a Centre of European Enlightenment, November 2015 to February 2016.

Taipei, National Palace Museum, The Tricentennial of Giuseppe Castiglione’s Arrival in China, October to December 2015. Castiglione was a painter at the court of the Chinese Emperor.

Torgau, Hartenfels Palace, Luther and the Princes: The Public Portrayal and Self-Image of Rulers in the Age of Reformation, 15 May to 31 October 2015.

Versailles, Château de, The King is Dead!, 26 October 2015 to 21 February 2016. To commemorate the three hundredth anniversary of the death of Louis XIV.

Warsaw, Royal Castle, 250th Anniversary of the Order of St Stanislaus, 8 May to 15 August 2015.

Warsaw, Royal Castle, Napoleon I: the Legend of the Arts, 11 September to 13 December 2015.

Windsor, Windsor Castle Royal Library and Gallery, Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015, 31 January 2015 to 13 January 2016.