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The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch

Friday, 23 November 2012 to Sunday, 9 June 2013
Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most depicted women in the world. She has sat to numerous artists, from Cecil Beaton and Pietro Annigoni to Lucian Freud. Her portrait likeness, so widely circulated, has also inspired artists such as Andy Warhol,... Read more about The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch

Andy Warhol, Queen Elizabeth II, 1985

Exhibition Talk for groups - The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch

Friday, 23 November 2012 to Thursday, 6 June 2013
Windsor Castle

The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch presents a selection of official, commissioned and formal portraits of The Queen, gathered here from the different royal residences. Reflections from the artists responsible accompany a number of them, to provide a... Read more about Exhibition Talk for groups - The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch

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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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

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

Family Activities: Victorian Christmas Storytelling

Sunday, 9 December 2012
Windsor Castle

Come and join our festive storytelling sessions taking place in St George's Hall with professional storyteller, Olivia Armstrong. The story sessions, linked to the wonderful Christmas displays within the State Apartments at Windsor Castle, will last... Read more about Family Activities: Victorian Christmas Storytelling

Family Activities: Festive Storytelling at The Royal Mews

Saturday, 15 December 2012
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Come and join our festive storytelling sessions taking place in the Learning Room at The Royal Mews with professional storyteller, Xanthe Gresham.

Activities are included in the standard admission price.... Read more about Family Activities: Festive Storytelling at The Royal Mews

Family Activities: Victorian Christmas Storytelling

Sunday, 16 December 2012
Windsor Castle

Come and join our festive storytelling sessions taking place in St George's Hall with professional storyteller, Olivia Armstrong. The story sessions, linked to the wonderful Christmas displays within the State Apartments at Windsor Castle, will last... Read more about Family Activities: Victorian Christmas Storytelling

Family Activities: Victorian Christmas Storytelling

Saturday, 22 December 2012
Windsor Castle

Come and join our festive storytelling sessions taking place in St George's Hall with professional storyteller, Olivia Armstrong. The story sessions, linked to the wonderful Christmas displays within the State Apartments at Windsor Castle, will last... Read more about Family Activities: Victorian Christmas Storytelling

Family Activities: Winter Festivities at Windsor Castle

Saturday, 29 December 2012 to Sunday, 30 December 2012
Windsor Castle

Celebrate the festive season in Victorian style. Follow our special activity trail to discover how Queen Victoria and her family celebrated Christmas at Windsor Castle. Be creative in the Moat Room and design your own Victorian Christmas menus and... Read more about Family Activities: Winter Festivities at Windsor Castle

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