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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

Short talk - The Palaces of George I and George II

Thursday, 19 June 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

On the basis of the architectural drawings and watercolours in the exhibition, this talk by Wolf Burchard, Exhibition Curatorial Assistant, offers a virtual tour of the palaces and interiors inhabited by the first two Georges – most of which no longer ... Read more about Short talk - The Palaces of George I and George II

Lecture - Life at court through the eyes of Queen Caroline

Wednesday, 18 June 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator, Historic Royal Palaces, on a journey seen through the eyes of her favourite queen consort, Queen Caroline. ... Read more about Lecture - Life at court through the eyes of Queen Caroline

Short Recital - Williams Immitation of Birds

Wednesday, 18 June 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.

Katie Cowling (recorder)
Emily Bannister (recorder) ... Read more about Short Recital - Williams Immitation of Birds

Short talk - A tale of two sketches - an insight into artistic technique

Thursday, 12 June 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Marco Ricci's Moses striking the Rock and Thomas Hudson's Portrait of George Frederick Handel are each preparatory oil sketches for larger scale eighteenth-century works. In ... Read more about Short talk - A tale of two sketches - an insight into artistic technique

Short talk - Personalities in Pastel – Jean-Etienne Liotard and his portraits for the Dowager Princess of Wales

Thursday, 5 June 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

In the mid-eighteenth century pastel portraits were the height of fashion, expressing the new individuality and realism of the age. Arriving in England in 1853, Swiss pastellist Jean-Etienne Liotard found patronage at the enlightened court of Augusta, ... Read more about Short talk - Personalities in Pastel – Jean-Etienne Liotard and his portraits for the Dowager Princess of Wales

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