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

Windsor Castle houses one of the greatest collections of Italian Renaissance drawings in the world.... Read more about Study Day - Italian Renaissance Drawings

Britain in the early eighteenth century is at the forefront of the Enlightenment movement as expressed in government, science and philosophy. Join Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures, as he investigates whether the visual arts in... Read more about Lecture - The Art of the Enlightenment: is there such a thing?

Learning resources for adults

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

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

Participants at an Adult Learning Lecture at The Queen's Gallery

There is a vast literature on the Royal Collection, the royal palaces and the British monarchy.

The attached reading list provides references to the works which will be of most use for the Royal Collection Studies course.... Read more about Royal Collection Studies - Reading list 2012