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Short talk - 'From Plant to Plate - Botanical Illustrations on Chelsea Porcelain'

Thursday, 29 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This short talk by Sally Goodsir, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, will focus on the Chelsea porcelain manufactory, which produced a variety of plates and three-dimensional tableware during the mid-eighteenth century. These reflected the growing ... Read more about Short talk - 'From Plant to Plate - Botanical Illustrations on Chelsea Porcelain'

Family Activities at the Royal Mews

Family Activities: Hold onto your Hats

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 to Friday, 30 May 2014
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Join us in May to explore the coachman’s State Livery and other objects from our handling collection. ... Read more about Family Activities: Hold onto your Hats

Panel Discussion - The First Georgians: The German Kings who Made Britain

Friday, 23 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Discover the process behind the making of the BBC Four series and meet the experts. ... Read more about Panel Discussion - The First Georgians: The German Kings who Made Britain

Short talk - The Lacquer Cabinet

Thursday, 22 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Jane Wallis, Furniture Conservator, will discuss the conservation and restoration of a late-seventeenth-century Japanese lacquer cabinet. The talk will illuminate the process of removing aged layers of polish ... Read more about Short talk - The Lacquer Cabinet

Short Recital - Handel Presto from Suite No.3 in D minor HWV428

Wednesday, 21 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a short 15-minute recital on the Shudi Harpsichord and other period instruments, exploring music from the Georgian era.
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Course - Personal Treasures: A practical introduction to the intricate technique of portrait miniatures

Saturday, 17 May 2014 to Sunday, 18 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This course will be an opportunity to try out the materials and techniques of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century miniaturist led by Philippa Abrahams, an artist who specialises in reconstructing artist's historical techniques. ... Read more about Course - Personal Treasures: A practical introduction to the intricate technique of portrait miniatures

Short talk - Popular Pursuits: Tea Drinking A Musical Tea Party

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This short talk begins with an introduction to Laroon's A Musical Tea Party which depicts a fashionable young lady taking tea from a Chinese porcelain tea service, as part of her levee. During this period tea was heavily taxed and its price was ... Read more about Short talk - Popular Pursuits: Tea Drinking A Musical Tea Party

Short talk - Electress Sophia rediscovered

Thursday, 8 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Electress Sophia of Hanover was the granddaughter of James I and mother of George I. To this day every heir to the British Throne must be her direct descendent. Sophia had an unusual interest in the arts and sciences, which had a great impact on the ... Read more about Short talk - Electress Sophia rediscovered

Study Day - Enlightened Monarchs: Art at court in the eighteenth century

Wednesday, 7 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of George I's accession to the British throne in 1714, Royal Collection Trust, the Wallace Collection and the Society for Court Studies are organising a study day dedicated to the often overlooked art patronage of ... Read more about Study Day - Enlightened Monarchs: Art at court in the eighteenth century

Short Recital - Charles Avison 2 Menuets from Sonata Prima Op.5

Wednesday, 7 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a short 15-minute recital on the Shudi Harpsichord and other period instruments, exploring music from the Georgian era.
... Read more about Short Recital - Charles Avison 2 Menuets from Sonata Prima Op.5

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