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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

Short talk - Royal gardens: public spaces and private places

Thursday, 21 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Alex Buck, Senior Collections Information Assistant will explore two contrasting royal gardens. Osborne House was created as a retreat for the Royal Family, and the garden depicted in the painting by Winterhalter of Queen Victoria with ... Read more about Short talk - Royal gardens: public spaces and private places

Short recital: Cuckoo as I me walked

Wednesday, 20 May 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: Cuckoo as I me walked

A girl wearing a bird mask and a flower headdress

Exhibition special event - Thursday Late: Fashion for flowers; passion for plants

Thursday, 14 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join us for a multi-sensory late opening event immersed in the world of plants and flowers at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - Thursday Late: Fashion for flowers; passion for plants

Short talk - Illuminating Bacon's Garden: the art of Alberto Sangorski

Thursday, 14 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The name Sangorski is usually associated with fine bookbinding, but Alberto Sangorski's early love lay in illumination and calligraphy. Emma Stuart, Senior Curator of Books and Manuscripts, will look at Francis Bacon's treatise Of gardens and ... Read more about Short talk - Illuminating Bacon's Garden: the art of Alberto Sangorski

A detail from the cover of Francis Bacon's essay 'Of gardens'

Exhibition special event - 'The Glory of the Garden': the garden in art and literature from 1500 to 1900

Wednesday, 13 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Learn about the changing face of the garden in art and literature throughout history as seen in Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - 'The Glory of the Garden': the garden in art and literature from 1500 to 1900

Special event - Wimbledon College of Art costume Parade

Monday, 11 May 2015
Windsor Castle

As part of your visit to Windsor Castle enjoy a unique fashion parade through St George's Hall of visually stunning costumes created and modelled by second and third-year students of the Costume Design and Costume Interpretation courses at Wimbledon ... Read more about Special event - Wimbledon College of Art costume Parade

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. ... Read more about Creative course - All That Glitters

Short talk - Decorated Leaves : Cardinal York's Book of Hours

Thursday, 7 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This book of hours is one of the finest late-medieval manuscripts in the Royal Library. Elizabeth Clark, Curator of Books and Manuscripts, will investigate how this fashionable, devotional book was made and used, and will trace its journey across ... Read more about Short talk - Decorated Leaves : Cardinal York's Book of Hours

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