We are delighted to welcome on our next lecture a team of Delftware specialists and curators from The Netherlands, who will give us exclusive access to the ‘Royal Blue’ exhibition currently at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag. We hope you can join us!

Living Room Lecture: ROYAL BLUE – WILLIAM AND MARY’S FINEST DELFTWARE’, Guided tour of the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag

Time: Sunday, 11 October 2020, 18:00PM London, UK (BST)


Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.



ROYAL BLUE – WILLIAM AND MARY’S FINEST DELFTWARE’, Guided tour of the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag

Robert Aronson, Femke Diercks, Kristin Duysters, Suzanne Klüver & Suzanne Lambooy


In this period of restricted travel and social distancing, the Kunstmuseum Den Haag has granted the French Porcelain Society exclusive access to their latest exhibition, ‘Royal Blue’, that celebrates the 400th anniversary of Delftware.


We will be treated to a guided tour by exhibition curators and Delftware specialists with an introduction by Suzanne Lambooy, curator applied arts at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag. Robert Aronson, director of Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam, will show us some magnificent Douai vases and will discuss the use of Delftware at Huis ten Bosch Palace. Femke Diercks, head of decorative arts and curator of European ceramics at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, will focus on the now lost Water Gallery of Queen Mary at Hampton Court while Kristin Duysters, curator of ceramics and glass at Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn, will talk about the use of Delftware at the Dutch hunting retreat of William and Mary. Finally Suzanne Kluver, curator applied arts at the Museum Prinsenhof, Delft, will explore the subject of Delftware memorabilia.


There will be time for a Q&A session with our speakers after the virtual guided tour.



Image: Wall plaque from the Water Gallery of Queen Mary II Stuart at Hampton Court Palace (c. 1690), Delft. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam