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Performance - Poet Alice Oswald: Paradise suspended

Thursday, 25 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join poet and former professional gardener Alice Oswald as she talks about her fascination with Milton's Paradise Lost. ... Read more about Performance - Poet Alice Oswald: Paradise suspended

Lecture - Holbein's drawings at Windsor Castle

Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Windsor Castle

Join Dr Susan Foister for this evening lecture looking at Hans Holbein's portrait drawings of the most powerful figures at the Tudor court of Henry VIII. ... Read more about Lecture - Holbein's drawings at Windsor Castle

Short talk - A comparison of the Cartouche embellished with a Garland of Flowers by Daniel Seghers and the Still Life of Azalea and Pansies by Henri Fantin Latour

Thursday, 2 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Fantin Latour confessed to a fear of becoming a ‘manufacturer of still lifes’, while Seghers made paintings of floral garlands as tokens of esteem. Rosanna de Sancha, Paintings Conservator, considers differences in technique of painting on copper by ... Read more about Short talk - A comparison of the Cartouche embellished with a Garland of Flowers by Daniel Seghers and the Still Life of Azalea and Pansies by Henri Fantin Latour

Short talk - Christ as a Gardener by Rembrandt

Thursday, 9 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Desmond Shawe- Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, as he discusses Rembrandt's Christ as a gardener, which depicts Mary Magdalen's encounter with the risen Christ and follows St John's Gospel with imaginative fidelity. The facts recounted ... Read more about Short talk - Christ as a Gardener by Rembrandt

Short talk - A Pair of Tompion Sundials

Thursday, 16 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This short talk by Sally Goodsir, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, will focus on the pair of sundials in the exhibition made by the eminent English clockmaker Thomas Tompion. The sundials combine the sciences of horology, astronomy and ... Read more about Short talk - A Pair of Tompion Sundials

Exhibition special event - Conservation Conversation

Tuesday, 21 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Emma Stuart, Senior Curator of Books and Manuscripts, and Lizzie Keay, Collection Care Steward, examine the role of conserving and caring for rare gilded works of art. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - Conservation Conversation

Short talk - Monarchs and Memories

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 to Wednesday, 22 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Senior Curator of Books and Manuscripts, Emma Stuart, in the Gallery for a 10-minute talk focusing on Queen Victoria's journal, More leaves from the journal of our life in the Highlands. Emma will discuss the publication history of this ... Read more about Short talk - Monarchs and Memories

Short talk - The Garden of the Page

Thursday, 23 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Vanessa Remington, Senior Curator of Paintings will explore the origins of the idea of the garden as paradise. Looking in detail at the earliest Islamic manuscript in the Royal Collection, we will discover how the Persian love of gardens ... Read more about Short talk - The Garden of the Page

Short talk - A Primitive Hut

Thursday, 30 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Sir William Chambers’ long association with the royal family began with his appointment as architect to the widowed Augusta, Princess of Wales, and architectural tutor to her son, the future George III. In this capacity, Chambers began work on a ... Read more about Short talk - A Primitive Hut

Short talk - Preserving paradise

Thursday, 6 August 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The exquisite Mughal album pages on show in the Painting Paradise exhibition, display the arts of miniature painting and calligraphy, paper making, dyeing and marbling. Rachael Smith, Drawings Conservator, will explore the production ... Read more about Short talk - Preserving paradise

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