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Evening Life Drawing with Leonardo (September)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

A unique opportunity to practice life drawing in the context of The Queens Gallery, surrounded by Leonardo's inspirational anatomical drawings. Led by figurative artist and teacher of anatomy Alan McGowan enjoy a relaxed evening, with exclusive access... Read more about Evening Life Drawing with Leonardo (September)

Coronation Couture Study Afternoon

Thursday, 26 September 2013
Buckingham Palace

Set in one of the Semi-State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, this special study afternoon combines expert talks from Dr Jane Hattrick, dress historian from the University of Brighton and Caroline de Guitaut, curator of the current Buckingham Palace... Read more about Coronation Couture Study Afternoon

Anatomy for Artists

Friday, 27 September 2013 to Sunday, 29 September 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Be inspired by Leonardo to advance your own anatomical knowledge. Led by figurative artist Alan McGowan this course will study the main skeletal, muscular and structural forms conducted through life drawing, demonstration and explanation. Participants... Read more about Anatomy for Artists

Evening Life Drawing with Leonardo (October)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

A unique opportunity to practice life drawing in the context of The Queens Gallery, surrounded by Leonardo's inspirational anatomical drawings. Led by figurative artist and teacher of anatomy Alan McGowan enjoy a relaxed evening, with exclusive access... Read more about Evening Life Drawing with Leonardo (October)

Elizabeth I

Short Talk: Power Dressing

Wednesday, 2 October 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Jennifer Scott (Curator of Paintings) will compare two portraits of Elizabeth I, one painted by William Scrots when she was a Princess and one painted by Hans Eworth when she was Queen, to look at the importance of clothing in defining status at the... Read more about Short Talk: Power Dressing

Reflections on the Exhibition: what we still don't know about Leonardo the anatomist

Tuesday, 8 October 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Though the outlines of Leonardo’s anatomical work are clear, there is much that we don’t know in detail – from where he carried out his work, to the written sources that he depended upon.  In this lecture, exhibition curator Martin Clayton will look... Read more about Reflections on the Exhibition: what we still don't know about Leonardo the anatomist

Leonardo da Vinci in the History of Dissection

Wednesday, 16 October 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Medical Historian Helen King as she examines how human dissection was seen in the time of Leonardo da Vinci. What was its place in the medical curriculum, and was it supported or condemned as a way of finding out the truths of the body? How did... Read more about Leonardo da Vinci in the History of Dissection

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

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

Renaissance Surgery and Mechanical Prosthetics

Wednesday, 6 November 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Often described as a bloody and grisly business, this lunchtime lecture will consider some of the key developments in surgery during the early 16th century and look, in more depth, at the work of the influential French surgeon Ambroise Paré and the... Read more about Renaissance Surgery and Mechanical Prosthetics

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