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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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
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
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
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
From street vendors peddling food to singers performing to a crowd, a 17th-century Dutch painting in the Royal Collection captures all the rustic charm of a village fair. But work undertaken by Royal Collection Trust conservators ahead of a new exhibition opening at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace next month has revealed that all was not quite as it seemed. ... Read more about Conservation ahead of new exhibition reveals surprising element to painting