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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

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

Family Event Day: A Royal Christmas Party

Sunday, 20 December 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Find out about Christmas parties of the past. Learn to dance like the court of Mary, Queen of Scots, dress up and have your face painted for a palace party. ... Read more about Family Event Day: A Royal Christmas Party

Family Event Day: Hogmanay at Holyroodhouse

Thursday, 31 December 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

A day of events to bring in the New Year. Learn courtly conduct and Stuart dances in the Great Gallery, take a tour behind the ropes to find out about royal festive traditions and make a Palace inspired 2016 calendar to take home. ... Read more about Family Event Day: Hogmanay at Holyroodhouse

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

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Alexander Nasmyth's Capital City

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

Nasmyth's architectural paintings have become visual documents of the era he lived through. Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator, Royal Collection Trust, unpicks the historical details of the artist's 1824 view of Edinburgh's High Street. ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Alexander Nasmyth's Capital City

Special Event - In Conversation: John Byrne and Desmond Shawe-Taylor

Tuesday, 19 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Contemporary polymath John Byrne is a Renaissance man whose creative output and influences abound. ... Read more about Special Event - In Conversation: John Byrne and Desmond Shawe-Taylor

Exhibition Special Event - In Conversation: John Byrne and Desmond Shawe-Taylor

Tuesday, 19 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Contemporary polymath, John Byrne, is a Renaissance man whose creative output and influences abound.  This key Scottish painter and playwright is in conversation with Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, exploring Byrne's love of his ... Read more about Exhibition Special Event - In Conversation: John Byrne and Desmond Shawe-Taylor

Lunchtime Lecture - 'Not Very Individual Likenesses'

Thursday, 28 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Queen Victoria's remarks when presented with William Dyce's portraits of her daughters led to their initial rejection by the monarch. ... Read more about Lunchtime Lecture - 'Not Very Individual Likenesses'

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Kenneth Macleay's Portraits of Highlanders

Thursday, 28 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Dr Carly Collier, Royal Collection Trust Print Room Assistant, unearths the social background of Kenneth Macleay's iconic watercolour portraits commissioned by Queen Victoria for the leather-bound volumes of The Highlanders of Scotland. ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Kenneth Macleay's Portraits of Highlanders

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