Curator Duchess of Cambridge


“The Duchess of Cambridge is to put her history of art degree to good use as she curates her first exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, in a photographic celebration of childhood.

The Duchess, who is patron of the gallery, has selected key Victorian photographs for a special “Patron’s Trail”, which will see her write labels telling visitors about the works.

The extraordinary project will see her follow in the footsteps of Victoria and Albert, who were enthusiastic supporters of photography from its invention, and make use of her St Andrews degree.

Writing about her involvement, the Duchess, who according to her husband takes photographs of Prince George and Princess Charlotte every day, called herself an “enthusiastic amateur photographer”, disclosing she wrote her undergraduate thesis on 19th century images.

The exhibition, entitled Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography, is based on rarely-seen works from groundbreaking photographers Oscar Rejlander, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron and Lady Clementina Hawarden, some of which have been borrowed from the Royal Collection.”


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