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Short talk - The Sandby brothers and Windsor Great Park

Thursday, 17 September 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The architect and draughtsman Thomas Sandby (1721-1798) was employed as Deputy Ranger of Windsor Great Park under William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland. He designed several grottoes, cascades and bridges for his royal patron. Rosie Razzall, Curator of ... Read more about Short talk - The Sandby brothers and Windsor Great Park

Short talk - The Garden for Entertainment

Thursday, 24 September 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Mark Lane, Gardens Manager will discuss the Buckingham Palace Garden location of The Queen's Garden Parties and other Royal Entertainment throughout the garden's history. The talk will look at how the garden has changed from the view as seen in ... Read more about Short talk - The Garden for Entertainment

Short recital: The Garden of Earthly Delights Part II

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by nature as part of our free lunchtime programme. Enjoy medieval music by Dufay, Machaut, Landin and Adam de la Halle of caccias, imitative bird ... Read more about Short recital: The Garden of Earthly Delights Part II

Exhibition special event - 'Gardens underneath which rivers flow': the symbolism of the Islamic gardens of paradise

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Learn about the ways that Islamic gardens have been based upon the archetype of the Gardens of Paradise during this free lunchtime lecture. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - 'Gardens underneath which rivers flow': the symbolism of the Islamic gardens of paradise

Exhibition special event - In Conversation: Arcadia - Paradise found?

Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures as he talks to award-winning author Adam Nicolson about Arcadia – the idyllic vision of an unspoilt wilderness. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - In Conversation: Arcadia - Paradise found?

Short talk - Merian and Metamorphosis

Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The beautiful painted botanical and entomological drawings of Maria Sybilla Merian were made in the years around 1700 and straddle art and science. Looking closely at the two sheets by Merian on display, Kate Heard, Senior Curator of Prints and ... Read more about Short talk - Merian and Metamorphosis

Short recital: Purcell Fantazias a4

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by nature as part of our free lunchtime programme as they play Purcell Fantazias a4: ... Read more about Short recital: Purcell Fantazias a4

Short talk - Henry VIII's Garden Manual: Ruralia Commoda

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Vanessa Remington, Senior Curator of Paintings, will highlight Henry VIII’s copy of a book entitled ‘Ruralia Commoda’ (Rural Benefits). This volume, little-known today, introduced the idea of the garden as a status symbol for princes and ... Read more about Short talk - Henry VIII's Garden Manual: Ruralia Commoda

Gerrit Dou, Girl Chopping Onions, 1647

Exhibition Talk for groups - Masters of the Everyday

Thursday, 12 November 2015 to Thursday, 11 February 2016

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

To enhance your group visit to both 'Masters of the Everyday', book an exclusive Exhibition Talk in The Queen's Gallery. ... Read more about Exhibition Talk for groups - Masters of the Everyday

Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

Friday, 13 November 2015 to Sunday, 14 February 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The Dutch artists of the 17th century painted ordinary people doing everyday things. They offer us a glimpse into the rumbustious life of village taverns and peasant cottages, and the quiet domesticity of courtyards and parlours. ... Read more about Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

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