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Royal love of Shakespeare revealed in a new exhibition at Windsor Castle

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

A copy of Shakespeare's Second Folio annotated by Charles I, a drawing of Romeo and Juliet by Queen Victoria and a colourfully bound copy of The Merry Wives of Windsor presented to Queen Mary in 1917 are among the items going on display at Windsor Castle to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 1616. ... Read more about Royal love of Shakespeare revealed in a new exhibition at Windsor Castle

Largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen's wardrobe ever shown in Scotland to open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Friday, 5 February 2016

The largest exhibition of The Queen's dress and accessories ever shown in Scotland will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 21 April 2016, Her Majesty's 90th birthday.  It is one of three separate special exhibitions entitled Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe to be held at Her Majesty's official residences during 2016, each displaying a different selection of outfits. ... Read more about Largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen's wardrobe ever shown in Scotland to open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

New catalogues raisonnés published by Royal Collection Trust

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Published on 10 February 2016, Dutch Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen is an updated and revised edition of Sir Christopher White’s catalogue of the Dutch paintings in the Royal Collection, first published in 1982.  ... Read more about New catalogues raisonnés published by Royal Collection Trust

Maria Merian's Butterflies

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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Some of the finest images of the natural world ever produced will go on display in a new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace from April.  ... Read more about Maria Merian's Butterflies

Buckingham Palace chosen by children as the first Google virtual-reality school visit in the UK

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is the first UK landmark to be part of an innovative VR (virtual-reality) project with Google designed specially for schools.  The Google Expeditions app allows teachers to take their students on a virtual field trip to the Palace from any classroom in the world, giving them a taste of what more than 60,000 of The Queen's guests and over 500,000 visitors to the Summer Opening of the Palace see each year.
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Portraits of D-Day veterans go on display

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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Twelve portraits of D-Day veterans will go on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse from tomorrow, Friday, 15 January.  The exhibition, The Last of the Tide (until 28 March 2016), pays tribute to the extraordinary men that played a role in the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, and includes a number of portraits depicting veterans from Scotland.  It was commissioned by HRH The Duke of Rothesay following his attendance at the 70th anniversary commemorations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, which took place in France in 2014.  ... Read more about Portraits of D-Day veterans go on display

Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

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Monday, 28 December 2015

Twenty-eight of the finest 17th- and 18th-century Dutch paintings in the Royal Collection, including Vermeer's Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman, will be brought together in a new exhibition opening in March at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse.  Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer includes works by some of the finest artists of the day, among them Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch and Jan Steen. ... Read more about Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

Kings and Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royal History

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Royal Collection Trust has produced its first ever children's iPad app, illustrating the fascinating royal history of Britain.  Kings and Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royal History delves into the lives of the 42 British kings and queens from the last 1,000 years, telling their stories through biographies, portraits and family trees. ... Read more about Kings and Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royal History

Scottish Artists 1750 – 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Showcasing the best Scottish art in the Royal Collection, an exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace tells the story of royal patronage and the emergence of a distinctive Scottish school of art. ... Read more about Scottish Artists 1750 – 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent

Dutch masterpieces collected by kings and queens since Charles I go on display in a new exhibition

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Thursday, 12 November 2015

The first painting by Rembrandt van Rijn to reach England and one of fewer than 40 known paintings by Johannes Vermeer are among the highlights of Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer, a new exhibition from the Royal Collection opening tomorrow (Friday, 13 November) at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.  The exhibition has been created in partnership with the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague, where it will be shown in autumn 2016. ... Read more about Dutch masterpieces collected by kings and queens since Charles I go on display in a new exhibition

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