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Special events - In Conversation: the shaping of Scottish art

Thursday, 30 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

How were Scottish artists inspired by their native landscapes? What influence did their continental travels have? How does Scottish art shape our view of Scotland and Scottish identity? ... Read more about Special events - In Conversation: the shaping of Scottish art

Family Saturdays in July: Banquets and Balls at Windsor Castle

Saturday, 2 July 2016 to Saturday, 30 July 2016
Windsor Castle

Family Saturdays this month will look at the lavish banquets and balls that have taken place at the Castle over centuries of history. Create plate designs, menus and invitations for such splendid occasions. ... Read more about Family Saturdays in July: Banquets and Balls at Windsor Castle

Engraving of Shakespeare's head

Lectures - Shakespeare: court dramatist

Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Windsor Castle

How did performing in royal palaces put demands on Shakespeare that were different to those of the public playhouses? ... Read more about Lectures - Shakespeare: court dramatist

Bosses on vaulted ceiling in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Lectures - Piety and power: the bosses of St George's Chapel

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Windsor Castle

From piety to politics and charity to spectacle, the most powerful men in the land used bosses to express themselves in a veiled language of heraldry and symbolism. ... Read more about Lectures - Piety and power: the bosses of St George's Chapel

Family Activities: Summer at the Palace

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 to Friday, 2 September 2016
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Explore Holyroodhouse with a range of activity trails, visit our new Family Pavilion in the Palace Gardens and help us celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday with special actvities and our Royal Explorer backpack. ... Read more about Family Activities: Summer at the Palace

The Return from the Crimea painting

Exhibition short talk - The Return from the Crimea

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

This talk will focus on Paton's Home (The Return from the Crimea), a painting so poignant and topical to its nineteenth century audience that according to one writer 'few came away from it with dry eyes'. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - The Return from the Crimea

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - The Netherlands in the 17th Century

Tuesday, 19 July 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 Gallery Ten-minute Talk - The Netherlands in the 17th Century

Banana with Teucer Owl Butterfly and Rainbow Whiptail Lizard

Exhibition short talk - Maria Sibylla Merian and the Art of Natural History

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

Maria Sibylla Merian's paintings are both beautiful and scientifically rigorous. Her innovative approach to natural history illustration would have a profound effect on those who followed. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - Maria Sibylla Merian and the Art of Natural History

A group enjoying a State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour at Buckingham Palace

The State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour

Saturday, 23 July 2016 to Sunday, 2 October 2016
Buckingham Palace

As part of a visit to Buckingham Palace, combine a visit to the State Rooms with a guided tour of the most remarkable features of the beautiful gardens. ... Read more about The State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour

A group enjoying a State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour at Buckingham Palace

The State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour for groups

Saturday, 23 July 2016 to Sunday, 2 October 2016
Buckingham Palace

Enjoy a leisurely day out at Buckingham Palace and combine a ticket to the State Rooms with a guided tour of the beautiful Buckingham Palace garden. ... Read more about The State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour for groups

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