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Queen Mary's Dolls' House and the State Apartments for groups

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 to Thursday, 19 December 2013
Windsor Castle

This brand new group tour offers a fascinating talk and a private viewing of Queen Mary's Dolls' House, the most famous dolls' house in the world.... Read more about Queen Mary's Dolls' House and the State Apartments for groups

Albrecht Dürer, A greyhound, c.1500-1

10-Minute Talk: Dürer's greyhound - from drawing to print

Thursday, 17 January 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Alan Donnithorne, Head of Paper Conservation, as he examines Dürer’s drawing of a greyhound and explores the ways in which it was transformed to take a pivotal role as part of his engraving of St Eustace.... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Dürer's greyhound - from drawing to print

MAXIMILIAN I, author, MELCHIOR PFINZING, editor, The Dangerous adventures of the honourable, valorous and far-famed hero and knight, Sir Theuerdank, 1517

10-Minute Talk: Grand designs - the publishing projects of Maximilian

Thursday, 24 January 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk from Emma Stuart, Curator of Books and Manuscripts, will discuss how Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, was never one to hide his light under a bushel and knew that the power of print would ensure that his prestige would endure after this... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Grand designs - the publishing projects of Maximilian

Flemish, The Redemption of Man, 1530

10-Minute Talk: Moveable feasts - two magnificent early 16th century tapestries

Thursday, 31 January 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Tapestries were among the richest and most costly furnishings of the early modern period. By 1500 they had become particularly popular with the nobility of northern Europe and played an important role as a means of movable interior decoration. This... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Moveable feasts - two magnificent early 16th century tapestries

Remigius van Leemput, Henry VII, Elizabeth of York, Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, 1667

10-Minute Talk: Approaches to portraiture

Thursday, 7 February 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

In this talk Jennifer Scott, Curator of Paintings, compares Hans Holbein the Younger's Whitehall Mural and Jan Gossaert's The Children of Christian II of Denmark to assess the function of and iconography within royal portraits in... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Approaches to portraiture

Francois Clouet, Mary, Queen of Scots, c.1558

Family Tree Fun

Sunday, 10 February 2013 to Sunday, 17 February 2013
Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse has been a royal home for over 500 years.  Become a family tree detective this February half term and find out about the famous families who have lived here. Look for the missing members of the royal family tree as you... Read more about Family Tree Fun

A couple embracing on the shore of a lake by URS GRAF (Solothurn c.1485–Basel c.1528)

Lecture: Drawing in the Northern Renaissance

Wednesday, 13 February 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Kate Heard, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust

From an initial sketch by the internationally-renowned Albrecht Dürer, to a finished work of art by the soldier-artist Urs Graf, this lecture explores the various roles that drawing played during the Renaissance.... Read more about Lecture: Drawing in the Northern Renaissance

Ulrich Apt the Elder, A Man and his Wife, 1512

10-Minute Talk: Perfect Partners?

Thursday, 14 February 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

On Valentine’s Day Kate Heard, Curator of Prints and Drawings, takes a look at marriage portraits in the exhibition and explore the clues that the artists have given us about the sitters and their relationships.... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Perfect Partners?

Family Activities: Bring on the Battle!

Saturday, 16 February 2013 to Saturday, 23 February 2013
Windsor Castle

Come to the Moat Room at Windsor Castle and take part in our family activities all about attack and defence. Go back to the Middle Ages and find out how enemy armies tried (and failed) to capture the Castle from the king. As well as creating your own... Read more about Family Activities: Bring on the Battle!

Family Activities: Magical Carriages

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 to Friday, 22 February 2013
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Visit us in February and discover all the amazing carriages and cars used by The Queen.  Follow our Family Audio Tour and let your guide Alex tell you the secrets of the Royal carriages.... Read more about Family Activities: Magical Carriages

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