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Family Activities at the Royal Mews

Family Activities: Hold onto your Hats

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 to Friday, 30 May 2014

The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Join us in May to explore the coachman’s State Livery and other objects from our handling collection. ... Read more about Family Activities: Hold onto your Hats

In Conversation - Beauty, Style and Identity

Monday, 26 May 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Ideas surrounding beauty, style and identity were as prevalent in the Tudor and Stuart Courts as in today's society. ... Read more about In Conversation - Beauty, Style and Identity

Family Activities: Crowns and Coronations

Saturday, 24 May 2014 to Sunday, 1 June 2014

Windsor Castle

Make your own crown or Swords of State in our art workshop and follow a special themed activity trail to learn more about The Queen. ... Read more about Family Activities: Crowns and Coronations

Panel Discussion - The First Georgians: The German Kings who Made Britain

Friday, 23 May 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Discover the process behind the making of the BBC Four series and meet the experts. ... Read more about Panel Discussion - The First Georgians: The German Kings who Made Britain

Short talk - The Lacquer Cabinet

Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Jane Wallis, Furniture Conservator, will discuss the conservation and restoration of a late-seventeenth-century Japanese lacquer cabinet. The talk will illuminate the process of removing aged layers of polish ... Read more about Short talk - The Lacquer Cabinet

Short Recital - Handel Presto from Suite No.3 in D minor HWV428

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a short 15-minute recital on the Shudi Harpsichord and other period instruments, exploring music from the Georgian era.
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Study Day - Treasures from the Royal Archives: Queen Victoria in Public and Private

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Windsor Castle

In conjunction with an exhibition celebrating highlights of the collection, this study day will focus on those which give a glimpse into the life of Queen Victoria. ... Read more about Study Day - Treasures from the Royal Archives: Queen Victoria in Public and Private

Course - Personal Treasures: A practical introduction to the intricate technique of portrait miniatures

Saturday, 17 May 2014 to Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This course will be an opportunity to try out the materials and techniques of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century miniaturist led by Philippa Abrahams, an artist who specialises in reconstructing artist's historical techniques. ... Read more about Course - Personal Treasures: A practical introduction to the intricate technique of portrait miniatures

Short talk - Popular Pursuits: Tea Drinking A Musical Tea Party

Thursday, 15 May 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This short talk begins with an introduction to Laroon's A Musical Tea Party which depicts a fashionable young lady taking tea from a Chinese porcelain tea service, as part of her levee. During this period tea was heavily taxed and its price was ... Read more about Short talk - Popular Pursuits: Tea Drinking A Musical Tea Party

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