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Table from the Royal Collection

Exhibition short talk - An elegant writing table for the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Thursday, 5 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

In the late eighteenth century the Edinburgh firm of Young, Trotter and Hamilton was producing the most fashionable furniture in the city and in 1796 the firm was commissioned to renovate the neglected State Apartments at Holyroodhouse. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - An elegant writing table for the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Royal College of Music short recitals

Wednesday, 4 May 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 Scottish Artists 1750 - 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent as part of our free lunchtime programme. ... Read more about Royal College of Music short recitals

Children enjoying art activities at The Queen's Gallery

Family Activity Day

Monday, 2 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join us at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace for a day of family fun around our new exhibition Maria Merian's Butterflies. ... Read more about Family Activity Day

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
The Queen's Gallery, 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

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

Maria Merian's butterfly and pomelo

Access Event - BSL tour of Maria Merian's Butterflies

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

Deaf lecturer John Wilson gives a tour of the Butterflies exhibition, bringing the incredible life and beautiful work of Maria Merian alive.

Voiceover will be provided by Stephen Hudson. ... Read more about Access Event - BSL tour of Maria Merian's Butterflies

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