Royal Collection Trust
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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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