Glamis Castle opens coronation robes exhibition

May 14, 2017 Moniek 0

Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother, is hosting a spectacular display of royal robes, 80 years since the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother. Several dresses, robes and coronets worn during the coronation ceremony on 12 May 1937 have been loaned to Glamis Castle for [read more]

Recreating the throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres

March 18, 2017 Moniek 0

Harvard University has created a full-scale reproduction of an ancient Egyptian throne belong to Queen Hetepheres. The materials are based on the original: cedar, blue faience tiles, gold foil, gesso, cordage seating and copper. It is the centrepiece of the new exhibition:  Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres, which will run indefinitely. The Harvard [read more]

Oud-Amelisweerd – A Home for a King

February 17, 2017 Moniek 0

Oud-Amelisweerd in the Netherlands doesn’t really look like it has much of a royal connection. It was built in the 13th century, but it was destroyed by French troops in 1672. It wasn’t rebuilt until 1770. It passed through noble hands before being sold to King Louis Napoleon of Holland in 1808. He held the [read more]

1917. Romanovs and Revolution at the Hermitage Amsterdam

February 4, 2017 Moniek 0

2017 marks 100 years since the start of the Russian revolution which would end in the grisly execution of the Nicholas II, his wife, four daughters and his son. The Hermitage Amsterdam hosts this new exhibition on that fateful year and describes in 7 missteps how it all went wrong for Nicholas. The exhibition opens [read more]

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