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Lecture - Sir David Wilkie and the Scottish school of art

Wednesday, 1 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Sir David Wilkie was the most successful nineteenth-century Scottish artist. ... Read more about Lecture - Sir David Wilkie and the Scottish school of art

The Dying Contrabandista

Exhibition short talk - The Dying Contrabandista

Thursday, 2 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The opposing influences of Velazquez and of contemporary British painting upon the artist John Phillip will be discussed in this talk by Allan Chin, Collections Information Assistant. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - The Dying Contrabandista

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Adriaen van Ostade's 'Interior of a Peasant's Cottage'

Thursday, 2 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator, Royal Collection Trust, examines this intriguing painting by Adriaen van Ostade and Dutch art's influence in general on later Scottish artists, particularly Sir David Wilkie. ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Adriaen van Ostade's 'Interior of a Peasant's Cottage'

Elizabeth I holding golden apple in front of three goddesses

Lectures - Ingenious symbols and hidden meanings in Elizabethan art

Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Windsor Castle

In a court full of intrigue, a brilliantly inventive language of symbols was used by Queen Elizabeth I and her courtiers to conceal personal meanings and messages. ... Read more about Lectures - Ingenious symbols and hidden meanings in Elizabethan art

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Royal College of Music short recitals

Wednesday, 8 June 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

David Wilkie's painting of George IV

Exhibition short talk: The problems with Nineteenth Century painting techniques and materials

Thursday, 9 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The nineteenth century was a time of innovation, change and experimentation, not least in the way artists incorporate new materials into their traditional painting techniques in an effort to recapture the aesthetic of Old Master
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Special events - Book Club: Gillespie & I

Tuesday, 14 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

For our fifth Royal Collection Trust Book Club we are running two parallel groups to complement the exhibitions; Scottish Artists and Maria Merian's Butterflies.  Join Royal Collection Trust experts for an evening celebrating both art ... Read more about Special events - Book Club: Gillespie & I

Special events - Book Club: The Mapmaker's Wife

Tuesday, 14 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

For our fifth Royal Collection Trust Book Club we are running two parallel groups to complement the exhibitions; Scottish Artists and Maria Merian's Butterflies. Join Royal Collection Trust experts for an evening celebrating both art and literature, as ... Read more about Special events - Book Club: The Mapmaker's Wife

Special Event - History in the Making

Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join us for talks and tea at the Palace in celebration of The Queen's 90th Birthday. ... Read more about Special Event - History in the Making

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Light and Life in the Work of Pieter de Hooch

Thursday, 16 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Learning Curator Dr Richard Williams explores the world of the feminine depicted in De Hooch's A Courtyard in Delft at Evening: a Woman Spinning ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Light and Life in the Work of Pieter de Hooch

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