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Her Majesty’s Wattle Brooch

Finished 17 January 2015
Powerhouse Ultimo

Her Majesty’s Diamond Wattle Brooch – Curator’s presentation

Presented to Her Majesty on her 1954 royal tour, and often worn by The Queen during official engagements, Her Majesty’s Wattle Spray brooch has returned to Australia as part of the exhibition A fine possession: jewellery and identity.

It will be available for public viewing from Friday 16 January until Thursday 30 April 2015.

Join us to hear Caroline de Guitaut, Senior Curator of Decorative Art, Royal Collection Trust, talk about this significant historical object. Crafted from gold and diamonds by William Drummond & Co, it depicts the national flower of Australia and the blossom of the tea tree.

A graduate of Art History from Westfield College, University of London, Caroline is a specialist in Fabergé, jewellery, textiles and dress. She has written a number of publications including Fabergé in the Royal Collection (2003), Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration (2012), Royal Fabergé (2011) The Royal Tour (2009), Fabergé’s Animals – A Royal Farm in Miniature (2010) and The Queen’s Coronation 1953 (2013), all published by Royal Collection Trust. She also frequently contributes articles in art journals, publications and exhibition catalogues.

During this presentation, Caroline will highlight the compelling history of the Royal Collection focussing on her areas of expertise including jewellery, Fabergé and a number of noteworthy decorative highlights.

Ticket includes light refreshments and entry to A fine possession: jewellery and identity.

When: 2pm – 3.30pm including time for light refreshments
Where: Target Theatre, Powerhouse Museum