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10-Minute Talk: Leonardo's drawing materials

12:00 and 15:00 Join Alan Donnithorne, Head of Paper Conservation at The Royal Collection, as he explores the materials and artistic techniques used by Leonardo da Vinci for his groundbreaking anatomical studies. 10-Minute Talks are free with an exhibitio ...

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10-Minute Talk: Leonardo’s Anatomical Ambitions

12:00 and 15:00 Speaker: Martin Clayton, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings Executed around 1509, the drawing of the female situs was Leonardo’s most ambitious, an attempt to summarise much of his anatomical knowledge in a single image. This short talk ...

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10-Minute Talk: Leonardo’s Anatomical Studies for the Battle of Anghiari

12:00 and 15:00 Speaker: Lauren Porter, The Royal Library In 1503, Leonardo received the most prestigious commission of his career when he was asked to paint a huge mural of the Battle of Anghiari in Florence. Leonardo made many preparatory studies for th ...

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10-Minute Talk: Meet the Curator

10:30 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 pr ...

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10-Minute Talk: Moveable feasts - two magnificent early 16th century tapestries

12:00 and 15:00 Tapestries were among the richest and most costly furnishings of the early modern period. By 1500 they had become particularly popular with the nobility of northern Europe and played an important role as a means of movable interior decorat ...

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10-Minute Talk: Perfect Partners?

12:00 and 15:00 On Valentine’s Day Kate Heard, Curator of Prints and Drawings, takes a look at marriage portraits in the exhibition and explore the clues that the artists have given us about the sitters and their relationships. 10-Minute Talks are free wi ...

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10-Minute Talk: Religious stories

15:00 In this talk Jennifer Scott, Curator of Paintings, will look at the visual narrative techniques in Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s Massacre of the Innocents and Jan Mertens' The Calling of St Matthew to address the importance of Christian imagery i ...

10-Minute Talk: The head of Judas

12:00 and 15:00 Join Jennifer Scott (Curator of Paintings) as she presents Leonardo’s preparatory drawing of Judas for his celebrated Last Supper for the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. She will consider the artist’s application of his knowl ...

10-Minute Talk:Before and after - the cleaning and restoration of Holbein's portrait of Hans of Antwerp

12:00 and 15:00 This painting, dated 1532, was recorded in 1639 as being ‘Done by Holbin, upon a crackt board’. In this talk, Claire Chorley, Paintings Conservator, will uncover the secrets hidden for hundreds of years beneath the layers of paint and give ...

Performance
1616: the secrets and passions of William Shakespeare

19:00- 20:30 £15.00 full price £13.50 concessions In the historic setting of the medieval Vicars’ Hall in Windsor Castle, enjoy a moving and a humorous tribute to the man behind the cultural icon. Critically acclaimed writer and actor Gareth Somers perfor ...