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Short talk - Love at the edge of the garden: Pater and the fête galante

Thursday, 28 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The eighteenth-century fête galante featured scenes of aristocratic love in a landscape, first popularised by the French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau. Often featuring music and conversation, the fête galante revealed the eighteenth-century fascination ... Read more about Short talk - Love at the edge of the garden: Pater and the fête galante

Family Activities: Horses Galore

Thursday, 28 May 2015 to Friday, 29 May 2015
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Follow our Family Multimedia Guide to find out more about these special residents of the Royal Mews and then join us in the Learning Room to create your own hobby horse. ... Read more about Family Activities: Horses Galore

Short talk - Royal gardens: public spaces and private places

Thursday, 21 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Alex Buck, Senior Collections Information Assistant will explore two contrasting royal gardens. Osborne House was created as a retreat for the Royal Family, and the garden depicted in the painting by Winterhalter of Queen Victoria with ... Read more about Short talk - Royal gardens: public spaces and private places

Detail from an Islamic manuscript showing two figures in a garden setting

Access Event - Verbal description: Persian paradise – 'to happily strut in the garden of the page'

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This afternoon event for blind and partially-sighted visitors at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will describe the past exotic world of Persian gardens represented in the Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden exhibition. ... Read more about Access Event - Verbal description: Persian paradise – 'to happily strut in the garden of the page'

Short recital: Cuckoo as I me walked

Wednesday, 20 May 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 music from ... Read more about Short recital: Cuckoo as I me walked

A girl wearing a bird mask and a flower headdress

Exhibition special event - Thursday Late: Fashion for flowers; passion for plants

Thursday, 14 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join us for a multi-sensory late opening event immersed in the world of plants and flowers at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - Thursday Late: Fashion for flowers; passion for plants

Short talk - Illuminating Bacon's Garden: the art of Alberto Sangorski

Thursday, 14 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The name Sangorski is usually associated with fine bookbinding, but Alberto Sangorski's early love lay in illumination and calligraphy. Emma Stuart, Senior Curator of Books and Manuscripts, will look at Francis Bacon's treatise Of gardens and ... Read more about Short talk - Illuminating Bacon's Garden: the art of Alberto Sangorski

A detail from the cover of Francis Bacon's essay 'Of gardens'

Exhibition special event - 'The Glory of the Garden': the garden in art and literature from 1500 to 1900

Wednesday, 13 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Learn about the changing face of the garden in art and literature throughout history as seen in Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - 'The Glory of the Garden': the garden in art and literature from 1500 to 1900

Short talk - Decorated Leaves : Cardinal York's Book of Hours

Thursday, 7 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This book of hours is one of the finest late-medieval manuscripts in the Royal Library. Elizabeth Clark, Curator of Books and Manuscripts, will investigate how this fashionable, devotional book was made and used, and will trace its journey across ... Read more about Short talk - Decorated Leaves : Cardinal York's Book of Hours

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