Past Exhibitions

This section of the website offers an overview of former exhibitions relevant to the field of court studies. The information is also published in The Court Historian. Current exhibitions:


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.

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.

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, The Hunt: Masterpieces from Qatari and Turkish Royal Collections, 16 September 2015 to 9 January 2016.

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

Kassel, Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Image and Message: Cranach in the Service of the Court and the Reformation, 21 August to 29 November 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, 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, Huntingdon Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Magna Carta: Law and Legend, 13 June to 12 October 2015.

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

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.

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

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.

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, 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, 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.