“Treasures from the Royal Collection” is the topic chosen by Oliver Everett for the public lecture he will present for the Toowoomba Group of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) on 24 August.
The Royal Collection comprises more than 485,000 objects collected by the Royal Family over the past five centuries. It includes works by many great artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, Monet, Lucian Freud and Michelangelo; porcelain; jewellery; furniture and manuscripts. Oliver Everett has selected about fifty of the finest items in the Collection to speak about in his illustrated lecture.
Oliver Everett is well qualified to speak on his chosen subject having served in the Royal Household in several positions including that of Librarian in the Royal Library, Assistant Keeper of the Royal Archives and Private Secretary to Diana, Princess of Wales. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, Tufts University (USA) and the London School of Economics.
Oliver Everett’s lecture will be given in the Glennie Room, The Glennie School, Herries Street, Toowoomba on Tuesday 24 August starting at 6.45 pm and will be followed by supper. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The cost is $20 for persons who are not members of ADFAS and $10 for students.
For further information about Oliver Everett’s lecture and about membership of ADFAS contact the Secretary of ADFAS, Toowoomba on 07 4636 6164.