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

Curator Film - The Five Eldest Children of Charles I

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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Coaches at the Royal Mews. Photographer: Pawel Libera

Design a Carriage Activity

The Royal Mews is home to a unique collection of carriages. Download the activity and create your own carriage for a royal procession. ... Read more about Design a Carriage Activity

Design a Coat of Arms

Download the activity and design your own Coat of Arms - a design made up of symbols, animals and colours.

If you visit any of the Royal Residences look out for the Coats of Arms or the Royal Standard on display. ... Read more about Design a Coat of Arms

Children participating in an art workshop at Windsor Castle

Design a Coat of Arms activity

Download the activity and discover how different symbols are used to make up a coat of arms.  This activity also contains ideas to help you design your own coat of arms. ... Read more about Design a Coat of Arms activity

Design a Crown Activity

Download the activity and design your own crown - what colours and jewels would you use on your crown?

 

 
 
 

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Design a Cypher Activity

Download the activity and design your own cypher - a design made up of letters, usually representing someone’s initials.

If you visit any of the Royal Residences look out for the cyphers on display. ... Read more about Design a Cypher Activity

Dressing a Coachman

The design of the coachmen's liveries at the Royal Mews are hundreds of years old. Have a go at designing your own coachman's outift with this downloadable activity sheet. ... Read more about Dressing a Coachman

A watermill beside a woody lane, by Meyndert Hobbema

Dutch Landscapes images: teacher information sheet

Download this document to provide you with useful tips and ideas on using some of these inspiring Dutch Landscapes within your classroom teaching activities. ... Read more about Dutch Landscapes images: teacher information sheet

Face Facts: Children's activity

Leonardo da Vinci used and recorded a number of rules to help him when drawing the head and face. Many of these rules involved the observation of certain features of the face and their measurements between each other. ... Read more about Face Facts: Children's activity

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