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Short talk - Dining with the Prince

Thursday, 24 April 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Frederick, Prince of Wales was an enthusiastic host whose menu books reveal that he combined traditional English cooking with German dishes from his homeland and fashionable... Read more about Short talk - Dining with the Prince

Lecture - The Art of the Enlightenment: is there such a thing?

Wednesday, 30 April 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Britain in the early eighteenth century is at the forefront of the Enlightenment movement as expressed in government, science and philosophy. Join Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures, as he investigates whether the visual arts in... Read more about Lecture - The Art of the Enlightenment: is there such a thing?

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Short talk - Mistaken identity

Thursday, 1 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Don Rodrigo de Calderon by Rubens was bought by King George I as a portrait of the infamous Spanish general, the Duke of Alva. The painting has been altered in size in the... Read more about Short talk - Mistaken identity

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

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

Free Short recital with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a short 15-minute recitals on the Shudi Harpsichord and other period instruments, exploring music from the Georgian... Read more about Short Recital - Charles Avison 2 Menuets from Sonata Prima Op.5

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 talk - Electress Sophia rediscovered

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

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. 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... Read more about Short talk - Electress Sophia rediscovered

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

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

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. 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... Read more about Short talk - Popular Pursuits: Tea Drinking A Musical Tea Party

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

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

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

Free Short recital with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a short 15-minute recitals on the Shudi Harpsichord and other period instruments, exploring music from the Georgian... Read more about Short Recital - Handel Presto from Suite No.3 in D minor HWV428

Short talk - The Lacquer Cabinet

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

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Jane Wallis, Furniture Conservator, will discuss the conservation and restoration of a late-seventeenth-century Japanese lacquer cabinet. The talk will illuminate the process... Read more about Short talk - The Lacquer Cabinet

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