Adult learning, the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Adult Learning

Discover the Royal Palaces and the treasures of the Royal Collection with short talks, lectures, courses and special events.

Learning events for adults

Short talk - Gold Leaves

Thursday, 8 January 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Omnia vanitas, Castiglione

Lunchtime Lecture - Castiglione, the Most Original Draughtsman of the Baroque?

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Castiglione’s most distinctive works are his drawings in oil paint and his monotypes, hybrid techniques that he explored more fully than any other artist of his day. This lecture by Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings for Royal Collection ... Read more about Lunchtime Lecture - Castiglione, the Most Original Draughtsman of the Baroque?

Learning resources for adults

Aurora and Tithonus, Sebastiano Ricci, c.1705, detail

Curator Film - the Female in Art

Royal Collection curator Jennifer Scott considers the portrayal of the mythological tale of Aurora and Tithonus by Sebastiano Ricci and explores Ricci's use of symbolism to provide an almost comic retelling of this tragic tale. ... Read more about Curator Film - the Female in Art

A country house on the Vliet near Delft, Jan van der Heyden, c.1660

Curator Film - Nature or Symbolism

Royal Collection curator Desmond Shawe-Taylor examines the vivid naturalism in Jan van der Heyden's painting, A Country house in the Viet near Delft, and considers how van der Heyden's artistic technique anticipated the landscapes of the ... Read more about Curator Film - Nature or Symbolism