Join us for a free afternoon lecture with Kathryn Jones, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at the Royal Collection Trust. Kathryn will discuss Queen Victoria, her Consort Prince Albert and their mutual love of art.
Victoria and Albert had a passion for new artistic innovations and dedicated their lives to collecting art. This lecture will take a look at Queen Victoria’s Jewel-Cabinet, how it embodies their royal collection and the role their family played in their collecting habits.
You can also view Queen Victoria’s Jewel-Cabinet in the Ferens winter exhibition, Queen Victoria and Hull, before it closes on 19 February.
Kathryn Jones has over twenty years of experience in interpretation and display of decorative arts. Specialising in silver and metalwork, Kathryn has worked extensively at the Royal Collection Trust on exhibitions relating to Georges I and II, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and George IV. Her publications include George IV: Art and Spectacle and For the Royal Table and European Silver in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen.
The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederick Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing. With a regular programme of events, guided tours and changing exhibitions, there’s always something new to explore. You can also enjoy refreshments in our popular cafe, Venue Hull.