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Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join a member of Learning team for a small group tour for visitors with hearing loss.  A portable loop system amplifies the speaker. The fm loop system can be used with headphones and is compatible with hearing aids with a T-switch. ... Read more about Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss

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!

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

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

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

Exhibition Talk for groups: Capturing the Castle

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 to Thursday, 1 May 2014

Windsor Castle

Capturing the Castle shows 20 of the finest 18th-century watercolours of Windsor Castle, by the brothers Paul and Thomas Sandby. ... Read more about Exhibition Talk for groups: Capturing the Castle

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

Capturing the Castle: Watercolours of Windsor by Paul and Thomas Sandby

Friday, 7 February 2014 to Monday, 5 May 2014
Windsor Castle

Paul Sandby was ‘the father of English watercolour’. With his brother Thomas, he produced dozens of watercolours that together comprise a fascinating visual record of Windsor Castle during the reign of George III.  ... Read more about Capturing the Castle: Watercolours of Windsor by Paul and Thomas Sandby

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

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