New Piece Commissioned to Accompany Kensington Palace Exhibition

Wednesday, 13 March 2024 12:18

Segun's new piece Kensington Palace: Untold Lives has been commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces to accompany their exhibition 'Untold Lives: A Palace at Work'. The exhibition at Kensington Palace shines a light on the stories of those who have worked at the palace over the last 300 years. It opens on 14th March 2024 and will be available for all visitors until 27th October 2024.

'Untold Lives: A Palace at Work', a new exhibition created by the independent charity, Historic Royal Palaces, will shine a spotlight on the overlooked people from all walks of life who worked tirelessly — often behind-the-scenes — to maintain, protect and promote the monarch and the royal palaces.

The exhibition will reveal the breadth and diversity of the roles required to keep the palaces running. From the rat-killer, complete with his (or even her) own rat-embroidered uniform, to the 'Groom of the Stool', who was responsible for looking after the monarch on the toilet, the court was full of varied roles.

To listen to the The BBC World Service interview about the exhibition click here (from 38:40) and you can find out more about the exhibition here