Oliver Everett, librarian emeritus of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, United Kingdom, will present a free lecture titled Treasures from the British Royal Collection on Friday, September 30, at 6 p.m., in the Kimbell Art Museum auditorium.
The Royal Collection contains over 485,000 objects collected by the British Royal family from King Henry VIII to the present Queen. In this free lecture, Everett will select approximately 50 of the finest items in the collection to demonstrate its range and magnificence, as well as to show the diverse collecting interests of individual monarchs and other members of the Royal family. The objects include oil paintings, old master drawings, miniature paintings, sculpture, porcelain, gold and silver objects, Fabergé, jewelry, furniture, rare books, and manuscripts.
Everett was librarian of the Royal Library and assistant keeper of the Royal Archives from 1985 to 2002. He has written numerous articles on the Royal Library and the official guidebook to Windsor Castle. He was in the British Diplomatic Service from 1967 to 1978, working in India and Spain, and was assistant private secretary to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, from 1978 to 1980, and private secretary to Diana, Princess of Wales, from 1981 to 1983.
No reservations necessary. Admission to the lecture is free.