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North-German, probably Brunswick, Parts of a Field Garniture with associated Helmet, Gauntlets, Greaves and Sabatons, 1800

10-Minute Talk: Beauty and menace

Thursday, 6 December 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Artists played an important role, not only in inspiring the complex and costly techniques employed in the decoration of armour, but also in its actual creation. This talk, from Armourer Simon Metcalf, will explore the links between the armour on... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Beauty and menace

Probably Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, The Dürer Cup, 1827

10-Minute Talk: Dürer and the art of the goldsmith

Thursday, 29 November 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

‘All kinds of wonderful objects of various uses, much more beautiful to me than miracles’: this observation was made by the artist Albrecht Dürer on seeing the gold and silver treasures presented to the Emperor Charles V. This talk from Kathryn Jones,... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Dürer and the art of the goldsmith

Tapestry - Triumph of Time over Fame

Lecture: Politics, religion and culture explored through two Renaissance tapestries

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Dr. Maria Hayward, Author and Textile Historian

Discover the significance of two remarkable Tudor tapestries on display in the exhibition. One is linked with a powerful dynastic marriage and the other to Wolsey’s rise to power.... Read more about Lecture: Politics, religion and culture explored through two Renaissance tapestries

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Apollo and Diana by Lucas Cranach the Elder, c.1526

10-Minute Talk: Landscape into art - dark forests, gods and miracles

Thursday, 22 November 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

In this talk Lucy Whitaker, Senior Curator of Paintings, will look at two of the German paintings in the exhibition which were painted in the same year. Cranach’s Apollo and Diana is a mythical scene, while Holbein’s Noli me Tangere... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Landscape into art - dark forests, gods and miracles

Albrecht Dürer, Pupila Augusta, c.1498

10-Minute Talk: Dürer as a draughtsman and printmaker

Thursday, 15 November 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Pupila Augusta is one of Dürer’s most enigmatic works. This talk from Kate Heard, Curator of Prints and Drawings, will look at the meaning behind the drawing and question why it was made, as well as exploring how the artist returned to the study over... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Dürer as a draughtsman and printmaker

Adult Lecture: Reflections on the exhibition - what we still don’t know about Leonardo the anatomist

Friday, 5 October 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This event will have live speech-to-text transcription.

Speaker: Martin Clayton, Royal Collection Curator... Read more about Adult Lecture: Reflections on the exhibition - what we still don’t know about Leonardo the anatomist

Queen Victoria's Small Diamond Crown, photographer Ian Jones

Royal Diamonds: A Study Afternoon

Thursday, 4 October 2012
Buckingham Palace

Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT... Read more about Royal Diamonds: A Study Afternoon

10-Minute Talk - Leonardo: Illustrator of Anatomy

Thursday, 4 October 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Speaker: Lauren Porter, The Royal Library... Read more about 10-Minute Talk - Leonardo: Illustrator of Anatomy

The Kelch Egg, The Basket of Flowers Egg, The Mosaic Egg, and The Colonnade Egg, c.1889-1914, by Peter Carl Fabergé

Adult Lecture: Royal Fabergé

Tuesday, 2 October 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Fabergé experts at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse and discover the stories behind some of the finest examples of the Russian jeweller's work.  Following the talks, enjoy exclusive access to key pieces during a private view of... Read more about Adult Lecture: Royal Fabergé

10-Minute Talk: Leonardo’s Anatomical Ambitions

Thursday, 27 September 2012
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Speaker: Martin Clayton, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Leonardo’s Anatomical Ambitions

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