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Talk Charles II Exhibition

Charles II Exhibition

Royal Collection Trust

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Genre: Event with live subtitles


Rufus Bird, Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art explores how Charles II and James VII & II used art, architecture and interiors to support the newly restored Stuart monarchy.

Rufus Bird worked for Christie’s since 1997 and has been a furniture specialist since 1999. In 2004 he was appointed Associate Director and in 2008 Director with responsibility for English Furniture (1660-1860). He researched and catalogued the furnishings of Dumfries House in Ayrshire and Tyntesfield in Somerset. Mr Bird is a graduate of Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he studied History of Art. He was appointed to the position of Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art in 2010.

The  Royal  Collection,  one  of  the  largest  and  most  important  art  collections  in  the world,  is  held  in  trust  by  The  Queen  as  Sovereign  for  her  successors  and  the Nation.  The Works of Art section is responsible for a high proportion of the contents of the royal palaces, including furniture, sculpture, European and oriental porcelain, gold and silver, tapestries and weaponry.


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Event details

Tue 5 Mar 2019, 1:00pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Queen's Galleries
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council