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Creative course - Miniature Painting Workshop: The garden of paradise

Saturday, 2 May 2015 to Saturday, 23 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Paint your own imagined paradise garden using a variety of Persian miniature-painting techniques on this course over four Saturdays in May. The Garden of Paradise is key to the literature, poetry, architecture and paintings of the Persian tradition. ... Read more about Creative course - Miniature Painting Workshop: The garden of paradise

Short talk - Love at the edge of the garden: Pater and the fête galante

Thursday, 28 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The eighteenth-century fête galante featured scenes of aristocratic love in a landscape, first popularised by the French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau. Often featuring music and conversation, the fête galante revealed the eighteenth-century fascination ... Read more about Short talk - Love at the edge of the garden: Pater and the fête galante

Conference - Waterloo 1815: the British Monarchy and the defeat of Napoleon

Saturday, 30 May 2015
Windsor Castle

A major international conference marking the 200th anniversary of the battle. ... Read more about Conference - Waterloo 1815: the British Monarchy and the defeat of Napoleon

Lecture - Sir Thomas Lawrence and the Waterloo Chamber

Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Windsor Castle

Join Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures at Windsor Castle for an evening lecture discussing the magnificent portraits in the Waterloo Chamber. ... Read more about Lecture - Sir Thomas Lawrence and the Waterloo Chamber

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 recital: Hildegard von Bingen - Vos Flores Rosarum

Wednesday, 3 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by nature as part of our free lunchtime programme. Enjoy music from ... Read more about Short recital: Hildegard von Bingen - Vos Flores Rosarum

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

Lecture - The Medieval Imagination: misericords at St George's Chapel

Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Windsor Castle

This evening talk at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle will explore the fifteenth-century misericords in the Quire. ... Read more about Lecture - The Medieval Imagination: misericords at St George's Chapel

Exhibition special event - Book Club: The Gardens of Evening Mists

Tuesday, 9 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This evening book club event will embrace art and literature with a discussion of Tan Twan Eng's atmospheric novel The Garden of Evening Mists. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - Book Club: The Gardens of Evening Mists

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