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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

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

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

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