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.