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Allan Ramsay painting of George III

Exhibition short talk - Painter to the King

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

Allan Ramsay was the first Scot to be appointed to the role of Principal Painter in Ordinary. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - Painter to the King

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

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

Branch of Willow with Red Underwing and Puss Moths

Exhibition short talk - Maria Sibylla Merian: a passion for entomology

Thursday, 4 August 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: a passion for entomology

Butterfly wing in blue watercolour

Exhibition short talk - Parchment, printing and painting: Maria Merian's materials and techniques

Thursday, 18 August 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The luxury versions of the plates from Merian's Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium were created using a complex combination of materials and techniques.  Rachael Smith, Drawings Conservator, will describe the preparation and behaviour of pa ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - Parchment, printing and painting: Maria Merian's materials and techniques

Robert Adam watercolour drawing

Exhibition short talk - George III and Scottish artists

Thursday, 25 August 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Allan Ramsay and Robert Adam both owed their royal patronage to their compatriot the Earl of Bute, George III's mentor. Whilst Ramsay continually pleased the King, the works of Adam, however, were less to his taste. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - George III and Scottish artists

Watercolour of exotic plant and butterfly

Exhibition short talk - Maria Sibylla Merian as a Printmaker

Thursday, 1 September 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Maria Sibylla Merian is remembered as a celebrated artist and as a pioneer of science and entomology. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - Maria Sibylla Merian as a Printmaker

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