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Short talk - Gold Leaves

Thursday, 8 January 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. ... Read more about Short talk - Gold Leaves

Short talk - Nakhtmontu's funerary stela

Thursday, 18 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. ... Read more about Short talk - Nakhtmontu's funerary stela

Detail of St. Edward's Crown

Exhibition special event - Royal Gold: Reflections of Power

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Join Kathryn Jones, Curator of Decorative Arts, during this 1-hour lecture, as she explores how gold has been used to denote the highest degree of status and authority.
Members of the choir Stile Antico

Performance - Christmas concert: A Wondrous Mystery

Thursday, 11 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Choir Stile Antico presents a sparkling programme of Renaissance choral music by Flemish and German composers during this evening of magical music-making.
Portrait miniature of Catherine of Braganza, detail

Study day - Close-up and Personal: Portrait Miniatures in the Royal Collection

Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Windsor Castle
This event is sold out. Come to Windsor Castle for our study day which will look at the intricate details which make portrait miniatures both dazzling and fascinating; offering us a fleeting sense of the sitter’s personality.

Creative Courses - Merry Christmas Printmaking

Saturday, 6 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Castiglione invented the monotype: a vibrant mixture of experimental printmaking, painting and drawing. ... Read more about Creative Courses - Merry Christmas Printmaking

Short Talk - Castiglione, a Baroque Legacy

Friday, 5 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This 10-minute Gallery talk focuses on the art-historical context for the work of Castiglione, examining the aesthetic and technical contributions of the 17th century to his creative output and his subsequent fall from public attention in the 19th cent ... Read more about Short Talk - Castiglione, a Baroque Legacy

Detail of a painting from a triptych depecting the Coronation, Nativity and Crucifixion

Access Event - Verbal Description Session

Thursday, 4 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Working with the RNIB's Music Advisory Service, this event - Secular and Sacred: Art and Music in late fourteenth-century Italy - is designed to give blind and partially-sighted visitors an insight into The Queen's Gallery, the Royal Collection, and th ... Read more about Access Event - Verbal Description Session

Detail of the Propylon of the Temple from the Great Court, Temple of Horus , Edfu

Short talk - Francis Bedford - royal photographer

Thursday, 4 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Bedford had to transport all his photographic equipment and materials across the Middle East in order to document the royal tour. ... Read more about Short talk - Francis Bedford - royal photographer

Exhibition special event - Precursors to the Prince: the Grand Tour in the Ottoman Empire

Wednesday, 3 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Join Dr Philip Mansel, historian and author of Constantinople and Levant, for an evening lecture which will look into the aims and motivations of many prominent literary and political figures in travelling to these regions.

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