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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

A display highlighting the interaction between the monarchy and the wider world


There are over 13,000 works of art from beyond Europe in the Royal Collection, comprising objects from almost every country in the world.

South & Central America and The Caribbean

Silverwork, pottery and vibrant depictions of local flora and fauna


Local materials such as coconut fibre, shark tooth and mother-of-pearl have long been used for official gifts

East and South-East Asia

Highlights include the first diplomatic gifts sent from China to Britain, and a stunning array of Indonesian daggers

South Asia

South Asian works of art form the largest non-European group in the Royal Collection, numbering over 2700 objects

Middle East

Queen Victoria’s Persian tiara, and a dazzling array of presentation swords


Expressions of chiefly status - from stools and crowns to gold regalia

North America

First Nations, Inuit & Native American items – as well as official gifts from Presidents of the United States