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Apollo and Diana by Lucas Cranach the Elder, c.1526
Friday, 17 June 2011 to Sunday, 15 January 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

The 15th and 16th centuries were a time of dramatic change in Northern Europe.  Monarchs vied for territorial power, religious reformers questioned the central tenets of the church and scholars sought greater understanding of their world.  Against...

Friday, 4 March 2011 to Tuesday, 5 June 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This exhibition celebrates the royal portraiture of Marcus Adams (1875–1959), who devoted his career to the photography of children. Over a period of thirty years, from 1926 to 1956, Adams created a unique photographic record of two generations of...

Oil painting of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by David Poole, 1986
Saturday, 12 February 2011 to Sunday, 22 January 2012
Windsor Castle

The 90th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince Philip is marked by a special exhibition at Windsor Castle, the home of The Duke of Edinburgh and The Queen for nearly 60 years.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 to Friday, 1 October 2010
Buckingham Palace

This exhibition brings together examples of Her Majesty’s ceremonial dress with day and evening wear to reflect the full range of events in the royal diary.  Ancient symbols of authority and historic ceremonial objects are shown alongside gifts...

A watermill beside a woody lane, by Meyndert Hobbema
Friday, 30 April 2010 to Sunday, 9 January 2011
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This exhibition brings together 42 remarkable works, including paintings by Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, Nicolaes Berchem and Meyndert Hobbema. These and the other artists represented in the exhibition were based in the main artistic centres of...

Friday, 19 March 2010 to Sunday, 5 December 2010
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This exhibition is the first ever to focus on Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s shared enthusiasm for art. Bringing together more than 400 items from the Royal Collection, it celebrates the royal couple’s mutual delight in collecting and displaying...

Friday, 30 October 2009 to Sunday, 14 February 2010
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The exhibition traces the roots of the Conversation Piece back to the Netherlands in the 17th century and to the work of artists such as Pieter de Hooch and Godfried Schalcken. This form of group portraiture reached the height of its popularity in...

Friday, 2 October 2009 to Sunday, 11 April 2010
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This exhibition of remarkable Antarctic photography by George Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley marks the 100th anniversary of Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey to the South Pole.

Sunday, 26 July 2009 to Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Buckingham Palace

This exhibition brings together twenty-seven dresses worn by Her Majesty on Commonwealth tours over the past six decades, including evening gowns and daywear by the royal couturiers Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies and Ian Thomas. It includes over 100...

Saturday, 23 May 2009 to Sunday, 11 October 2009
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The eighteenth-century Sèvres porcelain in the Royal Collection ranks as the finest in the world. Largely formed by George IV between 1783 and 1830, it epitomises his taste for the rich, the exotic and the extravagant. The grandest pieces formed...

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