Apologies in advance for my tardiness with this update but I confess I have been all caught up in the excitement of the Princely Treasures opening night party, and what a party it was. The Gallery concourse was transformed into an elegant palace, themed meticulously, instantly evoking a sense of royal decadence. Guests entered the Gallery on a red carpet and were greeted by a string quartet dressed in full period attire.
Two banquet tables, adorned with a sumptuous feast, enhanced the experience and reiterated a time of royal ruling. The usual opening formalities proceeded and guests listened eagerly and intently until the exhibition was declared open! As the guests orderly ascended the staircase to the exhibition entrance they were greeted by a novelty portrait booth with many props to further transform their royal experience. The Marie Antoinette wig was the favourite.
The atmosphere from the Gallery staffs’ perspective was one of relief and elation, not only was the exhibition up and running but it was a resounding success. We can now relax and enjoy the fruits of our labour. Drinks all round.