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Gallery Ten-minute Talk - The Painter Giles and Tales of Balmoral

Thursday, 14 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Queen Victoria's purchase of Balmoral depended a great deal on James William Giles's paintings. Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator, Royal Collection Trust and Scottish Artists co-curator, reveals the intriguing reasons why. ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - The Painter Giles and Tales of Balmoral

Short talk - Illusionism in Dutch Art

Thursday, 7 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Dutch artists were great realists and often deliberately set out to deceive the eye of the beholder in their paintings.  Join Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures for his talk which will compare two different types of illusion-making; ... Read more about Short talk - Illusionism in Dutch Art

Short talk - Food and Drink in Dutch Art

Monday, 21 December 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

During the seventeenth century a growth in trade, fishing and manufacturing resulted in a period of unprecedented prosperity across the seven United Provinces of the Dutch Republic.  With an abundance of imported, and often exotic, food stuffs and a bo ... Read more about Short talk - Food and Drink in Dutch Art

Short talk - Costume, Comedy and Caricature: Fashion and Beauty in Prints by Rowlandson

Thursday, 17 December 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Many of Rowlandson's prints exaggerate and emphasise the extremes of late Georgian fashion, when the dimensions of the human body were modified by huge powdered wigs, whalebone corsets and padded bum rolls. ... Read more about Short talk - Costume, Comedy and Caricature: Fashion and Beauty in Prints by Rowlandson

Exhibition special event - 'To feed the satirist's pen': An Evening with Martin Rowson

Thursday, 17 December 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Enjoy an evening with Martin Rowson as he takes a journey through the rambunctious history of satirical prints and the events that inspired them from the 18th-century to the present day. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - 'To feed the satirist's pen': An Evening with Martin Rowson

Short talk - From the Netherlands to Sèvres

Thursday, 10 December 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Sally Goodsir, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, will discuss the use of Dutch imagery on the elite French porcelain produced at Sèvres during the eighteenth century. ... Read more about Short talk - From the Netherlands to Sèvres

Carols around the Christmas Tree

Special Event - Carols Around the Christmas Tree

Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Scottish Vocal Ensemble will provide an evening of Christmas Carols and seasonal music in the splendour of the Great Gallery. ... Read more about Special Event - Carols Around the Christmas Tree

Creative Course – A Stitch Through Time

Saturday, 5 December 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Acclaimed fashion designer, Chloe Patience, leads a stitch workshop inspired by personal objects belonging to the Stuart royal family. Use the embellished purses, bags and caskets on display as stimulation for your own work. ... Read more about Creative Course – A Stitch Through Time

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - The Methods and Materials of Wilkie

Friday, 4 December 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Claire Chorley, Conservator, Royal Collection Trust, examines paintings by Sir David Wilkie, whose 19th-century use of materials and techniques pose considerable challenges for 21st-century conservation. ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - The Methods and Materials of Wilkie

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