St Peter's Hall, High Street Limpsfield Oxted RH8 0DG
Kensington Palace- creating a royal residence
Kensington Palace has become a familiar royal home, associated with Diana Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But there are more stories to be told about its past inhabitants, the lives they lived and the contributions they made to the building and the collections it houses. The lecture starts with a modest villa on the outskirts of London and traces the story of its architecture and art and the lives of a curious collection of courtiers, kings, queens, princesses and others....
AFTERNOON LECTURE: 2.30PM
EVENING LECTURE: 8.00PM
THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER
Mr Nigel Arch
Retired from his post as Director of The State Apartments at Kensington Palace in April 2012, having worked initially at the palace as Curator of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection. Before that was Head of the Department of Art at the National Army Museum and Keeper of Military History at the Castle Museum York. Has lectured in this country and the USA and his most recent publications include the essay on uniforms for the West Europe volume of the Berg Encyclopaedia of World Dress. Appointed LVO (Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order) in 2008.