Allan Chinn, Collections Information Assistant - Prints and Drawings, will draw a comparison between Humphrey Ocean’s painting Birds at Ngong and Maurice Cockrill’s exuberant Treasure as they offer interesting ways to view abstract... Read more about Short Talk: From figurative to abstract?
Jennifer Scott (Curator of Paintings) will compare two portraits of Elizabeth I, one painted by William Scrots when she was a Princess and one painted by Hans Eworth when she was Queen, to look at the importance of clothing in defining status at the... Read more about Short Talk: Power Dressing
Set in one of the Semi-State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, this special study afternoon combines expert talks from Dr Jane Hattrick, dress historian from the University of Brighton and Caroline de Guitaut, curator of the current Buckingham Palace... Read more about Coronation Couture Study Afternoon
The Man in Red is a magnificent sixteenth century portrait of a man who is sumptuously dressed entirely in red and standing in a landscape. The portrait is both rare and well known and very tantalising because we are still searching for the... Read more about Short Talk: The Man in Red - An Enigma