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Family Activities: Bring on the Battle!

Saturday, 15 February 2014 to Saturday, 22 February 2014
Windsor Castle

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. Follow an activity trail and take part in our art workshop.... Read more about Family Activities: Bring on the Battle!

Child drawing in the Royal Mews activity room

Family Activities: Learning Room open

Saturday, 15 February 2014
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Drop into the Learning Room during your visit and use our paper-based activities to create an outfit for Albert the Coachman or design your own carriage to take home.... Read more about Family Activities: Learning Room open

Family Activities: Animal Kingdom

Saturday, 15 February 2014 to Sunday, 23 February 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse during the February half term holidays and search for the animals that adorn this amazing building.... Read more about Family Activities: Animal Kingdom

Short Talk: Castiglione, Hidden drawings revealed

Thursday, 13 February 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The need to remount many of the drawings for the current exhibition provided an opportunity to remove old backings from three of the drawings. In this talk Alan Donnithorne, Head of Paper Conservation, will show how conservation work revealed two... Read more about Short Talk: Castiglione, Hidden drawings revealed

Course: Life drawing and composition, Discover the artist’s artist

Saturday, 8 February 2014 to Sunday, 9 February 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Sold Out: Inspired by Castiglione, perhaps the most innovative and technically brilliant Italian draftsman of his time, this 2-day drawing course will explore how to use one model to create a cast of many.  Taught by Marcus Cornish,... Read more about Course: Life drawing and composition, Discover the artist’s artist

Short Talk: Painting in print

Thursday, 6 February 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Castiglione produced a number of monotype prints which are surprisingly painterly in execution. Four centuries later, the British artist Norman Ackroyd approaches the creation of his etched landscapes through a technique of painting acid on to the... Read more about Short Talk: Painting in print

10-Minute Talk: Meet the Curator

Friday, 24 January 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

How were Rowlandson’s prints seen and used by their eighteenth-century audience?  Join Kate Heard for this free ten minute talk, including an up-close look at a decorative scrap screen - a rare survival of a popular method of displaying caricature... Read more about 10-Minute Talk: Meet the Curator

10 Minute Talk: Meet the Curator

Thursday, 23 January 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

How were Rowlandson’s prints seen and used by their eighteenth-century audience?  Join Kate Heard for this free ten minute talk, including an up-close look at a decorative scrap screen - a rare survival of a popular method of displaying caricature... Read more about 10 Minute Talk: Meet the Curator

Short Talk: Castiglione, first practitioner of the monotype

Thursday, 12 December 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Castiglione is the first artist known to have produced prints using the technique of the monotype. In this talk, Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator at the Denver Art Museum and co-curator of the exhibition, will discuss Castiglione’s... Read more about Short Talk: Castiglione, first practitioner of the monotype

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