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Lunchtime lecture - A Crown from Ecuador: a Mystery to be Solved

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

The spectacular gold crown from Ecuador presented to Queen Victoria in 1862 has long been described as a unique survivor and symbol of power from the Inca civilisation. Palace of Holyroodhouse curator, Deborah Clarke, unravels the mystery of the ... Read more about Lunchtime lecture - A Crown from Ecuador: a Mystery to be Solved

Study Afternoon in Partnership with National Museums Scotland

Tuesday, 5 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This joint study afternoon explores the value of gold both as a prestigious metal and as a symbol of status and power. The application of gold to artworks, decorative objects, manuscripts and architecture will be examined, as well as its fascinating ... Read more about Study Afternoon in Partnership with National Museums Scotland

God in Majesty, French School (ca. 1400)

Creative course - All That Glitters

Saturday, 9 May 2015 to Sunday, 10 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Chloe Patience, fashion designer and director of Bebaroque, for this two-day creative embroidery course discovering how to create exquisite patterns and motifs that dazzle, inspired by the exhibits in Gold. Chloe's stunning ... Read more about Creative course - All That Glitters

Short talk - Worth His Weight in Gold

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 to Thursday, 4 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Co-curator of Gold, Lauren Porter, will focus on a beautifully illuminated page from the Padshahnama – the finest Islamic manuscript in the Royal Collection – which depicts the weighing ceremony of the Mughal Emperor Shah-Jahan. ... Read more about Short talk - Worth His Weight in Gold

Short talk - Coaches and Coronations

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 to Thursday, 4 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Gold has long been associated with royalty and many of the items associated with coronations are made of this precious material. Join Lauren Porter, co-curator of Gold for this short gallery talk which will focus on a number of objects which ... Read more about Short talk - Coaches and Coronations

Exhibition special event - Conservation Conversation

Tuesday, 21 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Emma Stuart, Senior Curator of Books and Manuscripts, and Lizzie Keay, Collection Care Steward, examine the role of conserving and caring for rare gilded works of art. Emma will provide an overview of the work of the Royal Library and the history of ... Read more about Exhibition special event - Conservation Conversation

Short talk - Monarchs and Memories

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 to Wednesday, 22 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Senior Curator of Books and Manuscripts, Emma Stuart, in the Gallery for a 10-minute talk focusing on Queen Victoria's journal, More leaves from the journal of our life in the Highlands. Emma will discuss the publication history of this ... Read more about Short talk - Monarchs and Memories