Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World explores the lives of the three German princesses who married into the British royal family during the 18th century. A time which coincided not only with the Enlightenment, the rationalist revolution that swept Europe, but also the period of Britain’s greatest political and industrial expansion.
A collaborative project between Yale Center for British Art (USA) and Historic Royal Palaces (UK), the exhibition was initially held in Louis Kahn’s 1970s brutalist building in Yale, before moving to Kensington Palace, a residence of the British Royal Family from the 17th century to this day.
Working with a restrained palette of elements complimentary to both spaces, we devised a set of symbols and colours to represent each princess' objects throughout each of the exhibition's sections, from the palace, court, and garden, and into the wider world. Exhibition design by Universal Design Studio.