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

Queen Elizabeth II in Coronation Robes, Sir Herbert James Gunn, 1954

Royal Collection Curator Jennifer Scott talks about Sir Herbert James Gunn's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in Coronation Robes, on display in the Garter Throne Room at Windsor Castle.

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Charles-Alexandre de Calonne, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1784

Royal Collection curator Jennifer Scott Introduces the artist Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun through her 1784 portrait of Charles-Alexandre de Calonne and this talk considers how this female artist earned international reputation for her stylish portrayals ... Read more about Curator Film - the Female Artist

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

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

Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures Desmond Shawe-Taylor talks about Sir Anthony Van Dyck's seventeenth-century portrait of the five eldest children of Chares I, on display in The Queen's Ballroom at Windsor Castle.

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Henry VIII, After Hans Holbein the Younger, c1560-80

David Starkey, one of Britain's finest historians joined Royal Collection curator Jennifer Scott to discuss the fascinating subject of royal portraiture from Holbein to Mario Testino.

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Imagine you are a visiting a Georgian Coffee House hundreds of years ago. What conversations do you think you would overhear?  Come in and have a listen to the gossip around town by clicking on the screen below (this opens the resource in a new ... Read more about First Georgians Interactive game.

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

The online What's on brochure (April- October) is available to download. Discover a programme packed full of events including lectures, ... Read more about What's On - Buckingham Palace and Windsor, April to October 2014