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Study day - Royal gardens from Hampton Court Palace to Buckingham Palace

Saturday, 20 June 2015
Hampton Court Palace

Join us for a study day beginning at Hampton Court Palace and finishing at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about Study day - Royal gardens from Hampton Court Palace to Buckingham Palace

Exhibition special events - Royal gardens at Windsor

Wednesday, 24 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Discover how different monarchs influenced the evolution of the royal gardens at Windsor Castle with a free lunchtime lecture. ... Read more about Exhibition special events - Royal gardens at Windsor

Short talk - The Coalport Porcelain Factory and floral encrusted wares

Thursday, 25 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This short talk by Simon Spier, Curatorial Intern in the Decorative Arts department, will focus on the nineteenth-century 'encrusted wares' of the Coalport Porcelain Factory in Shropshire. These distinctive porcelain pieces reflect the enthusiasm for ... Read more about Short talk - The Coalport Porcelain Factory and floral encrusted wares

Performance - Poet Alice Oswald: Paradise suspended

Thursday, 25 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join poet and former professional gardener Alice Oswald as she talks about her fascination with Milton's Paradise Lost. ... Read more about Performance - Poet Alice Oswald: Paradise suspended

Short talk - A comparison of the Cartouche embellished with a Garland of Flowers by Daniel Seghers and the Still Life of Azalea and Pansies by Henri Fantin Latour

Thursday, 2 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Fantin Latour confessed to a fear of becoming a ‘manufacturer of still lifes’, while Seghers made paintings of floral garlands as tokens of esteem. Rosanna de Sancha, Paintings Conservator, considers differences in technique of painting on copper by ... Read more about Short talk - A comparison of the Cartouche embellished with a Garland of Flowers by Daniel Seghers and the Still Life of Azalea and Pansies by Henri Fantin Latour

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 - The Garden of the Page

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

This talk by Vanessa Remington, Senior Curator of Paintings will explore the origins of the idea of the garden as paradise. Looking in detail at the earliest Islamic manuscript in the Royal Collection, we will discover how the Persian love of gardens ... Read more about Short talk - The Garden of the Page

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

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