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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

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

Palace of Holyroodhouse and Garden History Tour for groups

Thursday, 1 May 2014 to Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse

New for 2014, groups can book a guided walk through the historic Palace gardens combined with a visit to the Historic State Apartments. Including parts of the grounds not normally open to the public, the tour takes you through the ruins of the... Read more about Palace of Holyroodhouse and Garden History Tour for groups

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Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss: In Fine Style

Tuesday, 13 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Verbal Description Highlights Tour: In Fine Style

Tuesday, 20 May 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 In Fine Style: The... Read more about Verbal Description Highlights Tour: In Fine Style

In Conversation - Beauty, Style and Identity

Monday, 26 May 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Ideas surrounding beauty, style and identity were as prevalent in the Tudor and Stuart Courts as in today's society. Mal Burkinshaw, Programme Director of Fashion at Edinburgh College of Art, and Jill Burke, Senior Lecturer in History of Art,... Read more about In Conversation - Beauty, Style and Identity

Study Afternoon in Partnership with National Galleries Scotland

Thursday, 5 June 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This joint study afternoon explores aspects of 16th and 17th century fashion.  Topics include the process of constructing clothes, changing elements of dress throughout the 200 years and the representation of clothing in portraiture.  Speakers: Anna... Read more about Study Afternoon in Partnership with National Galleries Scotland

Short Talk - Pretty ladies dressed like men

Thursday, 5 June 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Clothing that blurred gender boundaries was a popular subject for social comment during the seventeenth century. This talk by exhibition curator Anna Reynolds, will compare the fashionable masculine-inspired riding habit worn by Mary of Modena with... Read more about Short Talk - Pretty ladies dressed like men

In Fine Style with Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

Saturday, 19 July 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Explore 'In Fine Style' as part of Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, with an introduction by exhibition curator Anna Reynolds. Paintings, drawings and rare surviving examples of clothing and accessories explore fashion in the 16th and... Read more about In Fine Style with Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

Private Evening View for groups - Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy

Thursday, 7 August 2014 to Sunday, 2 November 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Enjoy a Private Evening View of Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. This is an exclusive after-hours event to enjoy the exhibition without the crowds. Groups may bring... Read more about Private Evening View for groups - Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy

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