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Pop-up display to show three centuries of St Paul's royal connections

Three students working at St Paul's over the summer will have the pick of the Cathedral collections to put on a pop-up display for visitors.

MA students Louise, Emma and Charlotte, all taking Museum Studies courses at Leicester University, will each present items relating to a royal event from each of the first three centuries of Wren's great Church.

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 August
1pm - 2pm each day
Cathedral crypt (entry via north west crypt door)
Free
(Charges to enter the main body of the Cathedral apply)
All welcome
 
The pop-up display in the Cathedral crypt will include images and objects from the Thanksgiving Service for the recovery of King George III in 1789; Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897; and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981.

Alongside images and photographs of the events, a series of objects will be used to bring the role of St Paul’s as a host for occasions of national celebration to life. Objects include medals, metalwork, textiles and plans - all of which help to illustrate these historic occasions.
 

The students will be on-hand to answer questions about these three significant occasions in the Cathedral's history and visitors will also be able to meet and chat to some of the Collections Team, as well as taking away information about upcoming events.

The students are assisting the Collections Department for eight weeks to put into practise the skills and knowledge that have been developed in the previous nine months of their course. They are undertaking a number of projects to help preserve the collections and make them more accessible.


St Paul's Cathedral Collections
The Cathedral Collections form a unique record of the spiritual, liturgical, architectural, administrative and social life of one of the world’s outstanding buildings and its imposing predecessor, the pre-fire Old St Paul's Cathedral. They are maintained as an asset for current use and as a legacy for future generations. 
www.stpauls.co.uk/collections