Exhibitions

Exhibitions are an important part of historical research as they display artefacts, artwork, architecture, and highlight the valuable contribution of historical research. Many of the Society’s members have been contributed to the development and delivery of exhibitions. This section offers a list of upcoming exhibitions around the world that pertain to the field of court studies. These exhibitions are updated quarterly and are also published in the Society’s quarterly newsletter.


(Exhibitions listed alphabetically by city)

Amsterdam, The Hermitage, Tsars and Knights: The Romanovs’ love affair with the Middle Ages, to 31 July 2021.

Berlin, Charlottenburg Palace, The Silver Vault, from November 2018. A new permanent exhibition displays some of Frederick II’s possessions.

Berlin, Jagdschloss Grunewald, The Court and the Hunt. A new permanent exhibition.

Berlin, Schönhausen Palace, Traces of Time from 350 Years of History. A permanent exhibition in the former palace of the wife of Frederick II, including some of the treasures of the Dohna family.

Brighton, Royal Pavilion, A Prince’s Treasure … The Royal Collection Returns to Brighton, until autumn 2021. Over 120 objects of George IV return to their original setting, while Buckingham Palace is under conservation.

Compton Verney House, Warwickshire, Cranach: Artist and Innovator, until 2021. Cranach was a court artist of the Electors of Saxony.

Fontainebleau, Château de, Napoleon’s Fontainebleau, from mid 2021.

Fort Worth, Kimbell Museum of Art, The Princely Collections, Liechtenstein: Five Centuries of European Painting and Sculpture, to 16 May 2021.

Helsinki, Ateneum Art Museum, Ilya Repin, 2021. Despite radical sympathies, Repin often painted Alexander III and Nicholas II.

London, The Queen’s Gallery, Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace, until 31 January 2022.

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Epic Iran, 13 February 2021 to 30 August 2021.

London, British Museum, Nero, 27 May to 24 October 2021.

London, National Gallery, Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist, 6 March to 13 June 2021.

London, National Maritime Museum, Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits, from April 2020.

Los Angeles, Getty Villa, Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq, until 5 September 2022.

Mechelen, Museum Hof van Busleyden, Kinderen van de Renaissance. Kunst en opvoeding aan het Habsburgse hof (1470-1530)/Children of the Renaissance: Art and Education at the Hapsburg Court (1470-1530), 26 March to 4 July.

Paris, Archives Nationales, Drawing for Napoleon: The Masterpieces of the State Secretariat, 10 March to 28 June 2021. To commemorate the bicentenary of Napoleon’s death, like the following exhibitions.

Paris, Mobilier National, Napoleon’s Lost Palaces, September 2021 to February 2022.

Paris, Musée de l’Armée, Napoléon n’est plus – Napoleon is no more, 31 March to 19 September 2021.

Paris, Museum of the Château de Malmaison, The Many Faces of Napoleon, 4 May to 7 September 2021.

Versailles, Bibliothèque municipale, The Duc de Serent, March-June 2021. Governor of the sons of the Comte d’Artois, brother of Louis XVI.

Washington, National Gallery of Art, The Princely Collections, Liechtenstein: Five Centuries of European Painting and Sculpture, 20 June to 6 September 2021.

Yerres, Propriété Caillebotte, Martin Guillaume Biennais, l’orfèvre de Napoléon Ier, 29 May to 3 October 2021.