On April 10th, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art at Royal Collection Trust Caroline de Guitaut presented “Fabergé: From the Romanovs to Royalty. Assembling the British Royal Collection of a Russian Master Goldsmith.” This presentation was part of the Russian History Museum’s Second Saturday lecture series.

This presentation considered The British Royal Collection’s pre-eminent collection of works by the Russian master goldsmith and jeweler, Carl Fabergé. The lecture explored the history of The British Royal Collection entwined with the dynastic links between the Romanovs and the British royal family, ultimately examining the stories behind some of the most important pieces in the collection. Following the lecture, the audience participated in a Q&A with Caroline de Guitaut.

This program is funded in part by a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act.

About the Speaker

Caroline de Guitaut is Deputy Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art at Royal Collection Trust, where she has worked for more than twenty-five years. She is responsible for a collection of decorative art including arms and armor, furniture, sculpture, fashion and textiles, silver, porcelain and jewelry which numbers over 700,000 works of art, dating from the sixteenth century to the present day, housed in 13 royal palaces and residences. Curator of numerous Royal Collection exhibitions and author of accompanying catalogues, her most recent major publication was Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs (2018). Her expertise covers jewelry, fashion and textiles and Russian decorative art, particularly Fabergé. She is currently engaged in writing a catalogue raisonné of Fabergé in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen. Caroline is a Trustee of the Hermitage Foundation UK, the Royal School of Needlework, and the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust.