Rachel Peat

Email address:  rachel.peat@rct.uk

Institutional Affiliation: Royal Collection Trust


Rachel Peat is Assistant Curator of Non-European Works of Art at Royal Collection Trust.

She is responsible for the research and display of 13,000 world cultures objects in the British Royal Collection, which are held by The Queen in trust for the nation. Her curatorial work spans 13 current and former royal residences.

Her research specialisms include British imperial history, royal colonial tours and transnational networks of gift-giving. She is a member of the Museum Ethnographers’ Group.

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

Curator: Japan: Courts & Culture, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, 2022-2023

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

Peat, R., ‘Japanese Ceramics in the Royal Collection: Acquisition, Display and Artistic Exchange’, Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, Vol 84, (2021).

Peat, R. (ed), Japan: Courts and Culture (Royal Collection Trust, 2020).

Peat, R., ‘Crosscurrents – Japanese Art in the Royal Collection: Courtly and Artistic Exchange’, Arts of Asia, Vol 50, Issue 4, Jul-Aug (2020).

Peat, R., ‘George IV and the wider world’ in K. Heard and K. Jones (eds), George IV: Art & Spectacle (Royal Collection Trust, 2019).




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