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Short talk - Christ as a Gardener by Rembrandt

Thursday, 9 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Desmond Shawe- Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, as he discusses Rembrandt's Christ as a gardener, which depicts Mary Magdalen's encounter with the risen Christ and follows St John's Gospel with imaginative fidelity. The facts recounted ... Read more about Short talk - Christ as a Gardener by Rembrandt

Short talk - A Pair of Tompion Sundials

Thursday, 16 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This short talk by Sally Goodsir, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, will focus on the pair of sundials in the exhibition made by the eminent English clockmaker Thomas Tompion. The sundials combine the sciences of horology, astronomy and ... Read more about Short talk - A Pair of Tompion Sundials

Short talk - Flora Danica

Thursday, 23 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This short talk by Sally Goodsir, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, will focus on the porcelain made by the Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory in a pattern called Flora Danica. The first service was originally intended for Catherine the Great of ... Read more about Short talk - Flora Danica

Short talk - A Primitive Hut

Thursday, 30 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Sir William Chambers’ long association with the royal family began with his appointment as architect to the widowed Augusta, Princess of Wales, and architectural tutor to her son, the future George III. In this capacity, Chambers began work on a ... Read more about Short talk - A Primitive Hut

Short talk - Preserving paradise

Thursday, 6 August 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The exquisite Mughal album pages on show in the Painting Paradise exhibition, display the arts of miniature painting and calligraphy, paper making, dyeing and marbling. Rachael Smith, Drawings Conservator, will explore the production ... Read more about Short talk - Preserving paradise

Short talk - Printing Paradise

Thursday, 13 August 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Painting Paradise includes some wonderful prints of gardens. Who made these and why? Who bought them? Looking at these works in the context of the print market in the eighteenth century, Kate Heard will examine the purpose, and prestige, of such ... Read more about Short talk - Printing Paradise

Short talk - Fabergé Flowers: Miracles in Miniature

Thursday, 20 August 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Senior Curator of Decorative Arts Caroline de Guitaut as she reveals the symbolism and craftsmanship of Fabergé's exquisite and renowned flower studies.  Gold, precious stones and enamel were combined to produce highly realistic studies of wild ... Read more about Short talk - Fabergé Flowers: Miracles in Miniature

Short talk - The Picturesque Garden

Thursday, 27 August 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The growing interest in Gothic heritage in Britain during the eighteenth century - which manifested itself prominently in the fields of architecture and literature - also had an influence on the gardens of the period. This talk by Carly Collier, Print ... Read more about Short talk - The Picturesque Garden

Short recital: Giovanni Gabrieli and Thomas Lupo

Wednesday, 2 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 music by Giovanni Gabrieli and Thomas Lupo. ... Read more about Short recital: Giovanni Gabrieli and Thomas Lupo

Short talk - Pictures in stone

Thursday, 3 September 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Hard stone panels, often depicting birds or flowers, were a speciality of Florence and Rome in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Later, the panels were claimed as individual works of art and incorporated into fashionable furniture. Hard ... Read more about Short talk - Pictures in stone

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