Tuesday 7 May 2019 – Niko Munz (York) – The Lost Collection: Charles I and Whitehall Palace, a digital initiative

This seminar is 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm, 7 May 2019, in Room 203 (the John S Cohen Room), second floor, Institute of Historical Research. The IHR is in the North block of Senate House, University of London. Find Senate House on Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. It will also be livestreamed.

Session chair: James Baker

At the end of the 1630s Abraham van der Doort, keeper of the British royal collection, compiled an inventory of Charles I’s pictures. Exceptional in scope and detail, with scrupulous attention paid to provenance, attribution, size, material and description, the inventory offers a rare opportunity for insight into this historic collection.
Royal Collection Trust is launching a reconstruction of Charles I’s art collection online. Collaborating with auction houses, dealers and collections, it provides information for over 2000 artworks belonging to the collection. The website also includes a visualisation of Whitehall Palace’s three Privy Lodging Rooms, where the King kept his most important paintings. This talk is an opportunity to introduce the project and revisit the inventory of Charles I’s collection in light of this recent work.
Niko Munz is working towards a WRoCAH-funded PhD on fifteenth-century Netherlandish painting at the University of York. He was Exhibition Assistant Curator at Royal Collection Trust, where he worked on Charles I: King and Collector (2018) and The Lost Collection digital initiative. Prior to this, he completed an MA and MPhil at the University of Cambridge.

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