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Creative Course - Drawing Workshop: The Art and Science of Vermeer

Sunday, 1 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Create a series of drawings under the guidance of artist Damian Callan using the techniques that Vermeer and his associates reputedly employed. ... Read more about Creative Course - Drawing Workshop: The Art and Science of Vermeer

Image of dying contrabandista by John Phillips

Exhibition short talk - The picturesque and the exotic

Thursday, 28 April 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Victorians were particularly interested in Spain and Spanish culture, which they considered picturesque and exotic. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - The picturesque and the exotic

Lunchtime Lecture - Dutch Art in the Royal Collection

Thursday, 28 April 2016
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Royal Collection Trust curator Lucy Peter provides an overview to the wealth of Dutch art collected over the centuries by British monarchs. ... Read more about Lunchtime Lecture - Dutch Art in the Royal Collection

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Food and Drink in Dutch Painting

Thursday, 28 April 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Royal Collection Trust curator Lucy Peter examines the everyday items in Dutch paintings, bringing insight to the tales they tell in and about the artworks. ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Food and Drink in Dutch Painting

Lecture - Royal patrons and Scottish painters

Wednesday, 27 April 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

What impact could a royal patron have on an artist's career? Join Deborah Clarke, exhibition co-curator, to examine the relationship between Scottish artists and the royal family between 1750 and 1900. ... Read more about Lecture - Royal patrons and Scottish painters

Frangipani Plant with Red Cracker Butterfly

Exhibition short talk - A New World: Maria Sibylla Merian and Amsterdam

Thursday, 21 April 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

In 1691, Maria Sibylla Merian and her daughters arrived in Amsterdam. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - A New World: Maria Sibylla Merian and Amsterdam

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Royal College of Music short recitals

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by Maria Merian's Butterflies as part of our free lunchtime programme. Enjoy a selection of trios by composer Johann Mattheson. ... Read more about Royal College of Music short recitals

William Dyce's St Joseph of 1847

Exhibition short talk - Quattrocento painting in the Scottish Highlands

Thursday, 14 April 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This short talk by Nikolai Munz, Curatorial Intern in Paintings will focus on William Dyce's St Joseph of 1847 and the vogue for Italian Renaissance painting in mid-nineteenth-century Britain, making reference to comparative Quattrocento works. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - Quattrocento painting in the Scottish Highlands

Lecture - Tick talk: the Pittenweem Clock

Wednesday, 13 April 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

What makes a nineteenth-century clock tick? Join Royal Collection Trust conservators Paul Cradock and Jane Wallis as they detail the fascinating conservation of the Pittenweem clock. ... Read more about Lecture - Tick talk: the Pittenweem Clock

Lunchtime Lecture - The Netherlands in the 17th Century

Tuesday, 12 April 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Ann McCluskey, Royal Collection Trust, takes Vermeer's Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman also known as 'The Music Lesson' as the starting point to examine the surrounding culture of 17th-century Dutch painting. ... Read more about Lunchtime Lecture - The Netherlands in the 17th Century

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