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William Trotter table

Exhibition short talk - Architect's Table by William Trotter

Thursday, 26 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This writing table is part of a group of furniture made by the Edinburgh firm of Young, Trotter and Hamilton and supplied to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in 1796 for the residence of Charles-Philippe, comte d’Artois (1757–1836), who had been in exile sin ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - Architect's Table by William Trotter

Performances - Poet Jen Hadfield: Microcosmic

Thursday, 26 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

‘Wild places can provoke our curiosity infinitely if we continually challenge ourselves to look deeper.’ Join poet Jen Hadfield as she performs poems of wonder and astonishment, inspired by her home in Shetland. ... Read more about Performances - Poet Jen Hadfield: Microcosmic

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'

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Special event - Conservation open day

Saturday, 4 June 2016
Windsor Castle

How do you keep historic works of art looking fit for a palace? ... Read more about Special event - Conservation open day

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

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