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Short Talk - Pretty ladies dressed like men

Tuesday, 22 April 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Anna Reynolds, Curator of Paintings, as she explores how clothing that blurred gender boundaries was a popular subject for social comment during the seventeenth century. This talk will compare the fashionable masculine-inspired riding habit worn... Read more about Short Talk - Pretty ladies dressed like men

In Fine Style - Meet the Curator

Tuesday, 22 April 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Fabrics woven with precious metal thread, gowns embroidered with symbolic flowers and linen ruffs set into gravity-defying pleats – the expense, complexity and precious nature of clothing during the 16th and 17th-century made dress a powerful symbol... Read more about In Fine Style - Meet the Curator

Family Activities: Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Monday, 7 April 2014 to Monday, 21 April 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse and search for hidden Easter eggs. Learn about the history of the Palace and gardens, solve riddles and hunt for the eggs to gain a special Easter treat. Get creative and visit the Palace Family Room and make your... Read more about Family Activities: Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Re: Style

Tuesday, 1 April 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join students from Edinburgh College of Art as they animate In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion with their contemporary responses to the style of the 16th and 17th-century courts.  First and second year Fashion, Textile Design... Read more about Re: Style

Boyling Point: Meet Cartoonist Frank Boyle

Thursday, 27 February 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Frank Boyle is the award-winning cartoonist of the Edinburgh Evening News. His work has also appeared in Scotland on Sunday, The Herald, Daily Record and Sunday Telegraph. Like Thomas Rowlandson, his satirical commentary explores the topical stories... Read more about Boyling Point: Meet Cartoonist Frank Boyle

Verbal Description Highlights Tour

Wednesday, 26 February 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join members of the Learning team for this verbal description tour of key works and themes in the exhibition.  Large print copies of the works being discussed are available.... Read more about Verbal Description Highlights Tour

Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss

Tuesday, 18 February 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join a member of Learning team for a small group tour for visitors with hearing loss.  A portable loop system amplifies the speaker. The fm loop system can be used with headphones and is compatible with hearing aids with a T-switch.... Read more about Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss

Family Activities: Animal Kingdom

Saturday, 15 February 2014 to Sunday, 23 February 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse during the February half term holidays and search for the animals that adorn this amazing building.... Read more about Family Activities: Animal Kingdom

10-Minute Talk: Meet the Curator

Friday, 24 January 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

How were Rowlandson’s prints seen and used by their eighteenth-century audience?  Join Kate Heard for this free ten minute talk, including an up-close look at a decorative scrap screen - a rare survival of a popular method of displaying caricature... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Meet the Curator

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