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Celebrating Edinburgh's Historical Gardens

Exhibition Special Event 9:30-15.30 £50.00 full price, £45.00 concession, Booking essential Join us for an in-depth exploration of the historical aspects of gardening and Edinburgh's most celebrated gardens in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gar ...

Lecture / talk
Merian's butterflies

Lunchtime lecture with live speech-to-text transcription 13:00- 14:00 Visitors who require an access companion are entitled to a complimentary ticket. Free with exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. You can purchase an exhibition ticket online. If you are a 1 ...

Performance
Royal College of Music short recitals

12:00 Free with admission price or 1-Year Pass Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by Scottish Artists 1750- 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent as part of our free lunchtime programm ...

Performance
'The woman plays to-day'

18:30- 21:00, Event begins at 19:00 Not eligible for 1-Year Pass £20.00 full price, £18.00 concessions Join us on International Women's Day as we explore the introduction of female actors to the stage in the 1660s. This evening will include a perform ...

Performance
'The woman plays to-day' Family Performance

16:00 Free with standard admission Join us on International Women's Day for a special relaxed performance of 'The woman plays to-day', a fascinating look at the role of women in theatre since their introduction on stage in the 1660s.  Child ...

Lecture / talk
10 Minute Talk: Meet the Curator

14:30 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 ...

Lecture / talk
10-Minute Talk - Leonardo: Illustrator of Anatomy

12:00 and 15:00 Speaker: Lauren Porter, The Royal Library In the winter of 1510 Leonardo worked alongside the Professor of Anatomy at the University of Pavia, and made a series of drawings of the bones and muscles of the human body. This talk will examine ...

Lecture / talk
10-Minute Talk: Anatomy raised to a work of art

12:00 and 15:00 Speaker: Jennifer Scott, Curator of Paintings Among his earliest anatomical drawings, The Skull Sectioned is one of Leonardo’s most compelling anatomical studies. It was strictly anatomical in intention, yet, as this short talk reveals, it ...

10-Minute Talk: Approaches to portraiture

12:00 and 15:00 In this talk Jennifer Scott, Curator of Paintings, compares Hans Holbein the Younger's Whitehall Mural and Jan Gossaert's The Children of Christian II of Denmark to assess the function of and iconography within royal portraits in ...

Lecture / talk
10-Minute Talk: Beauty and menace

12:00 and 15:00 Artists played an important role, not only in inspiring the complex and costly techniques employed in the decoration of armour, but also in its actual creation. This talk, from Armourer Simon Metcalf, will explore the links between the arm ...