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Publishing

The publishing programme at Royal Collection Trust aims to create the highest-quality books, exhibition catalogues, guides and children's books to celebrate the royal residences and the works of art found within them.

Our list includes beautifully produced printed books, apps and online catalogues and symposia. We also publish scholarly catalogues raisonnés, which demonstrate the highest standards of academic research.

Our accolades include winner of the multi-authored book prize awarded by the Historians of British Art for 2020 for Windsor Castle: A Thousand Years of a Royal Palace, winner of the 2019 Leonardo da Vinci International Award for Leonardo da Vinci: A Closer Look, the MGA Book of the Year Award for The Queen's Diamonds, the Design and Production Award, Best Use of Cross Media for our publication Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist, produced alongside the iPad app, Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy, which also won a Webby and a Lovie Award.

The stunning catalogue, Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man, also received the Design and Production Award in the exhibition catalogue category, while the monumental three-volume French Porcelain in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen was given Apollo magazine’s Book of the Year Award.

Royal Collection Trust Publications 2019–20 ©

Souvenir guides of the royal residences are published in up to eight languages, while co-editions, foreign-language editions and eBook publications of many other Royal Collection Trust titles have been produced with partners including:

  • Aimer Media
  • Edimat Libros
  • Editions France Loisirs
  • Eksmo
  • Elisabeth Sandmann Verlag
  • Gerstenberg Verlag
  • Item Publishing
  • Jacoby & Stuart
  • Kales Press
  • Mercator Fonds
  • Penguin Studio
  • Quaternio Editions Lucerne
  • Schirmer Mosel
  • Touch Press LLP
  • Walker Books Ltd
  • Yale University Press

Worldwide distribution is offered by University of Chicago Press in the USA and Canada, and by Thames & Hudson Ltd throughout the rest of the world.

Our titles are available in Royal Collection Trust shops and can also be purchased online.

Our latest publications catalogue can be viewed here.

To contact the Publications section please use our contact form.

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