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Creative Course - Drawing Workshop: The Art and Science of Vermeer

Sunday, 1 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Create a series of drawings under the guidance of artist Damian Callan using the techniques that Vermeer and his associates reputedly employed. ... Read more about Creative Course - Drawing Workshop: The Art and Science of Vermeer

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Royal College of Music short recitals

Wednesday, 4 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by Scottish Artists 1750 - 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent as part of our free lunchtime programme. ... Read more about Royal College of Music short recitals

Table from the Royal Collection

Exhibition short talk - An elegant writing table for the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Thursday, 5 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

In the late eighteenth century the Edinburgh firm of Young, Trotter and Hamilton was producing the most fashionable furniture in the city and in 1796 the firm was commissioned to renovate the neglected State Apartments at Holyroodhouse. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - An elegant writing table for the Palace of Holyroodhouse

White bust of Shakespeare in Royal Library

Lectures - Shakespeare in the Royal Library

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Windsor Castle

The Royal Library holds Charles I’s annotated copy of the works, as well as treasures from Shakespeare’s own time, together with unique records of performances and works of art inspired by the plays. ... Read more about Lectures - Shakespeare in the Royal Library

Exhibition lecture - Comedy of the Everyday: Painting in the Dutch Golden Age

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Painting in the Dutch Golden Age was often designed to amuse. ... Read more about Exhibition lecture - Comedy of the Everyday: Painting in the Dutch Golden Age

Lecture - The universal butterfly

Wednesday, 11 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Artists and classical philosophers have long debated the question of why God (or the gods) created butterflies: were they mere insects, or were they beings from the spirit world? ... Read more about Lecture - The universal butterfly

Creative Course - A Stitch Through Time

Saturday, 14 May 2016 to Sunday, 15 May 2016
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Acclaimed fashion designer Chloe Patience leads a stitch workshop inspired by objects and accessories belonging to the royal family past and present. ... Read more about Creative Course - A Stitch Through Time

Maria Merian' drawing of a moth

Study day - The strange and the beautiful: exotics and the New World

Saturday, 14 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

From exquisite butterflies to exotic plants, delve into the world of seventeenth-century exploration and discovery. ... Read more about Study day - The strange and the beautiful: exotics and the New World

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Royal College of Music short recitals

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by Maria Merian's Butterflies as part of our free lunchtime programme. Enjoy a selection of trios by composer Johann Mattheson. ... Read more about Royal College of Music short recitals

Special events - Thursday late: the spirit of Scotland

Thursday, 19 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join us for an evening celebrating Scottish culture. Explore the stories of Scotland through poetry and prose readings, and uncover the fascinating story behind previously misidentified works in the Royal Collection. ... Read more about Special events - Thursday late: the spirit of Scotland

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