A new Google Arts & Culture exhibition explores the life and work of The Prince of Wales as supporter of heritage and the arts.
Through a new online project on Google Arts & Culture, people all over the world can explore heritage, art, craftsmanship, architecture through the work of The Prince of Wales and the charities he supports.
On the occasion of The Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday on 14 November, Google Arts & Culture partnered with Clarence House and ten charities connected to The Prince to unveil a new online initiative that documents His Royal Highness’s extraordinary life and support for art and cultural heritage in Britain and around the world.
With input and insights from The Royal Collection Trust, The Prince’s Foundation, Turquoise Mountain Trust and The Royal Drawing School among others, The Charities of The Prince of Wales provides unique and exclusive access to many of the curators, custodians and artists associated with The Prince of Wales.
Delving into the site, people all over the world can walk the halls of Clarence House in immersive Street View imagery for the very first time, stroll the gardens of Highgrove (The Prince’s private residence) in 360 degrees, study hundreds of historical artworks belonging to The Royal Collection and discover Dumfries House.
Collaboration with The Princes’ Charities also allowed Google Arts & Culture to share unique access to much of The Prince’s own art collection and that of The Royal Collection Trust, handpicked for digitisation for this project.
Over 40 artworks now can be seen in gigapixel resolution, including three of The Prince’s own watercolours, a portrait Queen Elizabeth II as a young girl (Philip de László), and eight masterpieces documenting Windsor Castle, by the British artist John Piper. In addition, the Royal Drawing School and School of Traditional Arts also come online to share a more contemporary set of artists’ stories and collections for visitors to explore.