I’ve been back at Google Arts & Culture over the last couple of months, working with them and the team from Clarence House on a new digital project to celebrate the Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday. It’s been a bit of a change from my usual areas of work, but after all the fun we had working on the Road to Equality (parts 1 and 2) earlier in the year, it was great to be back working with the Google Arts & Culture team again, as well as some of the brilliant charities founded and supported by Prince Charles.
The project, which launched on 14 November, gives an insight into the life, work, charities, homes, gardens and art collection of the future King, and was a collaboration between Google Arts & Culture, Clarence House, The Prince’s Foundation, Royal Drawing School, Royal Collection Trust, Turquoise Mountain, Highgrove, Duchy of Cornwall, Prince’s Trust, Dumfries House, and British Fashion Council.
The personal highlight for me was learning about the restoration of Dumfries House, its stunning collection of Chippendale Furniture, and how its charitable and educational programmes are transforming the local community.
There’s also a beautiful virtual tour of Highgrove Gardens, an insight into the work of The Prince’s Trust, and a 360 degree look inside the Prince & Patron exhibition – part of the 2018 Buckingham Palace Summer Opening – featuring artworks and objects from Royal Collection Trust, The Prince’s private collection, Royal Drawing School, The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, and Turquoise Mountain.
Road to Equality pt.3
A week later, on 21 November, we also launched seven new pieces of Road to Equality content, marking 100 years since women in the UK won the right to stand as MPs. Working again with The Mayor of London’s culture team, I put together exhibits on the recent LDN WMN public art exhibition, celebrating forgotten women from across north, south, east, west and central London, as well as showcasing the work of young women and non-binary artists.
Alongside this new content for The Mayor of London, I also had a chat with Scarlett Curtis, writer, activist, and curator of Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies), and wrote a brief history of women MPs in the UK Parliament.