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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

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 - Ramsay and Queen Charlotte's Family

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

Claire Chorley, Conservator, Royal Collection Trust, casts a conservator's eye over a portrait of Queen Charlotte's brother, Prince George Augustus of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, to reveal the techniques of George III's Principal Painter in Ordinary  ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Ramsay and Queen Charlotte's Family

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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Exhibition special events - Posy Simmonds's Literary Life

Thursday, 3 December 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join award-winning illustrator, cartoonist and writer Posy Simmonds as she reflects on her rich and varied career. Hear Posy talk about the creation of her much-loved characters and see how they are brought to life in a live drawing session. ... Read more about Exhibition special events - Posy Simmonds's Literary Life

Short talk - The Portrait Print: Dutch Masters and British Tastes

Thursday, 3 December 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

An introduction to the British pastime of collecting portrait prints, and the influence of Dutch engravers and printmakers on the development of portrait printing in England. ... Read more about Short talk - The Portrait Print: Dutch Masters and British Tastes

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

Thursday, 3 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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