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10 Minute Talk: Meet the Curator

Thursday, 23 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

Free Admission on St Andrew's Day

Saturday, 30 November 2013
Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

To celebrate St Andrew's Day, admission to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, is free on 30 November.

During the day there will be a host of activities for the whole family to enjoy:... Read more about Free Admission on St Andrew's Day

Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Monday, 25 November 2013 to Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Palace of Holyroodhouse

To mark the start of the festive season, 12ft imitation Christmas trees decorated with purple and gold baubles, garlands and thistles will be on display in the Royal Dining Room, Throne Room, Morning Drawing Room and the Great Gallery.  The table in... Read more about Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Friday, 22 November 2013 to Sunday, 2 March 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

The absurdities of fashion, the perils of love, political machinations and royal intrigue were the daily subject matter of Thomas Rowlandson, one of the leading caricaturists of Georgian England.... Read more about High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Private Morning View for groups - High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Friday, 22 November 2013 to Sunday, 2 March 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Enjoy the exhibition without the crowds with one of our experts or your own guide.... Read more about Private Morning View for groups - High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Private Evening View for groups - High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Friday, 22 November 2013 to Sunday, 2 March 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Enjoy the exhibition without the crowds with one of our experts or your own guide.... Read more about Private Evening View for groups - High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Private Evening Talk and View for groups - High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Friday, 22 November 2013 to Sunday, 2 March 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Enjoy the exhibition without the crowds with one of our experts or your own guide.... Read more about Private Evening Talk and View for groups - High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Verbal Description Highlights Tour

Tuesday, 5 November 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join members of the Learning team for this verbal description tour of key works and themes in Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man. 

Free with standard admission to the exhibition.... Read more about Verbal Description Highlights Tour

One Day Life Drawing Workshop

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Taking its cue from Leonardo this workshop will study the structure, integration and representation of the human form through the practice of life drawing. Led by figurative artist and teacher of anatomy Alan McGowan it will consider how to approach... Read more about One Day Life Drawing Workshop

Special Event with the Department of Anatomy, University of Edinburgh

Saturday, 26 October 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Dr Gordon Findlater and Dr Fanney Kristmundsdottir, University of Edinburgh, guide us through the fascinating and sometime gruesome history of anatomy in Edinburgh from the 1500s to the present day. ... Read more about Special Event with the Department of Anatomy, University of Edinburgh

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