An eight-part series, The Art of Monarchy, illuminates the long history of the Monarchy through the works of art acquired by British kings and queens.
The programmes present objects from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to the Royal Library at Windsor; and from the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. These objects illustrate such diverse themes as faith, progress, war and legacy.
Learning resources to accompany the series have been developed in partnership with BBC Schools for key stages 1, 2 and 3. Teacher's resources can be accessed via the BBC's Famous People website, while additional online activities for children are available at BBC Primary History.
To coincide with the Art of Monarchy, the Radio 4 blog is running a series of posts by Royal Collection curators. These can be accessed via the links below or directly on the Radio 4 and 4 Extra blog: