Is someone out of his mind?! I have spent several days wondering how I would respond to the re-working of Kensington Palace. I have never been so disappointed in all my years of wandering through historic houses as well as modern exhibition. To create a world in the Palace that none of the royal residents that created the Palace would recognize is pointless. Interpreting history for a modern audience is understandable, but changing the royal palace into a trade show or a wing of the Tate Modern is unfortunate and pathetic. As I wandered through the rooms of this historic residence, I turned cold and then started to laugh to myself. I wondered if it must be just me. I then began to listen to those around me; they forgot that they were in Kensington Palace. The entire working of Kensington Palace should have been done in a modern warehouse where modern designers can paint foot prints on the floor, hang mobiles from the ceiling, pile beds with cushions and bedding, and add flashing lights and call it ENCHANTED. But in Kensington Palace? No, Director of Royal Palaces, IT DOES NOT WORK. This is an insult to the visitors who come here and to their sense of history.
This reworking tells me the Palace is not drawing the audience the directors need to keep the Palace in the black. Believe me, a 12 million pound grant has nothing to do with the word that is in fashion these days: SUSTAINABILITY. This is laughable and sad.
This is a perfect example of a fad, something in vogue, and an effort to bring Disneyland to KENSINGTON PALACE. No thank you, all you crazy designers. Go down to the Tate Modern and stay there.
It doesn’t work in this palace. I will post some of your pictures and let over one million readers this month have their say.
Yikes. Someone is laughing at us, and I don’t appreciate it. Give us back the old palace. Please!
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918