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Unfolding Pictures: Fans in The Royal Collection

Friday, 9 December 2005 to Monday, 29 May 2006

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

‘I cool, I refresh, and I can keep secrets’. These words, incorporated into the design of a fan presented to Queen Alexandra, perfectly encapsulate the role of the fan as both practical and social accessory. This first ever exhibition of fans from the ... Read more about Unfolding Pictures: Fans in The Royal Collection

Canaletto in Venice

Friday, 16 June 2006 to Sunday, 7 January 2007

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey from the quayside houses and workshops on the Grand Canal’s upper reaches to the bustling festivities of a regatta and Ascension Day celebrations around St Mark’s Square.  Canaletto brilliantly captures ... Read more about Canaletto in Venice

The Heart of the Great Alone

Friday, 2 October 2009 to Sunday, 11 April 2010

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This exhibition of remarkable Antarctic photography by George Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley marks the 100th anniversary of Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey to the South Pole. ... Read more about The Heart of the Great Alone

A watermill beside a woody lane, by Meyndert Hobbema

Dutch Landscapes

Friday, 30 April 2010 to Sunday, 9 January 2011

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This exhibition brings together 42 remarkable works, including paintings by Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, Nicolaes Berchem and Meyndert Hobbema. These and the other artists represented in the exhibition were based in the main artistic centres of ... Read more about Dutch Landscapes

Marcus Adams: Royal Photographer

Friday, 4 March 2011 to Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This exhibition celebrates the royal portraiture of Marcus Adams (1875–1959), who devoted his career to the photography of children. Over a period of thirty years, from 1926 to 1956, Adams created a unique photographic record of two generations of ... Read more about Marcus Adams: Royal Photographer

Apollo and Diana by Lucas Cranach the Elder, c.1526

The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein

Friday, 17 June 2011 to Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

The 15th and 16th centuries were a time of dramatic change in Northern Europe.  Monarchs vied for territorial power, religious reformers questioned the central tenets of the church and scholars sought greater understanding of their world.  Against ... Read more about The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein

Treasures from The Queen's Palaces

Friday, 16 March 2012 to Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This exhibition brings together some of the finest treasures from the Royal Collection to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.   ... Read more about Treasures from The Queen's Palaces

The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years

Friday, 16 November 2012 to Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Sixty photographs of The Queen, including the work of leading press photographers of the past six decades, are brought together for a display at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. ... Read more about The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years

Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East

Friday, 8 March 2013 to Sunday, 21 July 2013

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

In 1862, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) was sent on a four-month educational tour of the Middle East, accompanied by the British photographer Francis Bedford (1815-94). This exhibition documents his journey through the work of Bedford, ... Read more about Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man

Friday, 2 August 2013 to Sunday, 10 November 2013

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Long recognised as one of the great artists of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci was also a pioneer in the understanding of human anatomy. Had his ground-breaking work been published, it would have transformed European knowledge of the subject. ... Read more about Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man

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