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Short Recital - Handel Suite No.7 in G minor HWV432

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

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 era ... Read more about Short Recital - Handel Suite No.7 in G minor HWV432

D/deaf and hard of hearing : The First Georgians, in partnership with the Wallace Collection

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This two-day event, at The Queen's Gallery Buckingham Palace and the Wallace Collection, will compare and contrast art and society in eighteenth-century Britain and France.
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. ... Read more about D/deaf and hard of hearing : The First Georgians, in partnership with the Wallace Collection

Short talk - Hogarth and the Harlot

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

'My Picture was my Stage and men and women my actors'. William Hogarth's A Harlot's Progress was the first of his printed 'modern moral subjects', which were to prove wildly popular. This talk by Kate Heard, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, will ... Read more about Short talk - Hogarth and the Harlot

Short talk - A Copper Uncovered

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Adelaide Izat, Paintings Conservator, traces the conservation and restoration of Maratti's Annunciation. Removal of discoloured varnish and overpaint has revealed the true quality of the painting and its relationship with other versions. ... Read more about Short talk - A Copper Uncovered

Two-manual harpsichord by Burkat Shudi

Short Recital - Avison Leggerement from Sonata Prima Op.5

Wednesday, 16 July 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 - Avison Leggerement from Sonata Prima Op.5

Short talk - 'A thing of more show than use'

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Early Georgian society developed a huge appetite for luxury goods – for fashionable porcelain, gold snuff boxes, elaborately rococo silver and the newest designs in fabric, fans and other accessories. Many were sold in 'toy shops' of the period – ... Read more about Short talk - 'A thing of more show than use'

Short talk - William Kent - the first royal interior decorator

Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The brilliant architect, landscape designer and artist William Kent was involved in many of the great building projects in Britain during the early eighteenth-century, including working for the royal family at Kensington, Hampton Court and Kew. Rufus ... Read more about Short talk - William Kent - the first royal interior decorator

Short Recital - Arne Menuet and variation from Sonata No.3 in G major

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

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 era.
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Short talk - Old Master Collecting

Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Eighteenth-century collectors had clear ideas about painting. They wished to buy works which were serious, expressive and classically beautiful. ... Read more about Short talk - Old Master Collecting

Lecture - Two earls and an architect: a new style for Britain

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The arrival of a new dynasty on the throne of Great Britain provided an opportunity for a new national style to emerge, reflecting the ideals of liberty enshrined in the constitutional monarchy. Join Rufus Bird, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Works of ... Read more about Lecture - Two earls and an architect: a new style for Britain

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