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In Fine Style with Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

Saturday, 19 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

As part of Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, explore In Fine Style with exhibition curator Anna Reynolds and British Designer Gareth Pugh. Anna will introduce the exhibition and talk to Gareth about the historical fashion influences ... Read more about In Fine Style with Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

Short talk - A Copper Uncovered

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Adelaide Izat, Paintings Conservator, traces the conservation and restoration of Maratti's Annunciation. Removal of discoloured varnish and overpaint has revealed the true quality of the painting and its relationship with other versions. ... Read more about Short talk - A Copper Uncovered

Two-manual harpsichord by Burkat Shudi

Short Recital - Avison Leggerement from Sonata Prima Op.5

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a short 15-minute recital on the Shudi Harpsichord and other period instruments, exploring music from the Georgian era. ... Read more about Short Recital - Avison Leggerement from Sonata Prima Op.5

Short talk - 'A thing of more show than use'

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Early Georgian society developed a huge appetite for luxury goods – for fashionable porcelain, gold snuff boxes, elaborately rococo silver and the newest designs in fabric, fans and other accessories. Many were sold in 'toy shops' of the period – ... Read more about Short talk - 'A thing of more show than use'

Short talk - William Kent - the first royal interior decorator

Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The brilliant architect, landscape designer and artist William Kent was involved in many of the great building projects in Britain during the early eighteenth-century, including working for the royal family at Kensington, Hampton Court and Kew. Rufus ... Read more about Short talk - William Kent - the first royal interior decorator

Lecture - Rediscovered? The Marriage Bed of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Windsor Castle

Dr Jonathan Foyle, Chief Executive of World Monuments Fund Britain, broadcaster and a former Curator at Hampton Court Palace, presents a fascinating detective story. ... Read more about Lecture - Rediscovered? The Marriage Bed of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

Short Recital - Arne Menuet and variation from Sonata No.3 in G major

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a short 15-minute recitals on the Shudi Harpsichord and other period instruments, exploring music from the Georgian era. ... Read more about Short Recital - Arne Menuet and variation from Sonata No.3 in G major

Short talk - Old Master Collecting

Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Eighteenth-century collectors had clear ideas about painting. They wished to buy works which were serious, expressive and classically beautiful. ... Read more about Short talk - Old Master Collecting

Lecture - Two earls and an architect: a new style for Britain

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The arrival of a new dynasty on the throne of Great Britain provided an opportunity for a new national style to emerge, reflecting the ideals of liberty enshrined in the constitutional monarchy. Join Rufus Bird, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Works of ... Read more about Lecture - Two earls and an architect: a new style for Britain

Short talk - The Palaces of George I and George II

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

On the basis of the architectural drawings and watercolours in the exhibition, this talk by Wolf Burchard, Exhibition Curatorial Assistant, offers a virtual tour of the palaces and interiors inhabited by the first two Georges – most of which no longer ... Read more about Short talk - The Palaces of George I and George II

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