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Evocative watercolours collected by Victoria and Albert to go on display at Queen’s Gallery

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Going on display at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse in 2021 will be watercolours collected by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. This collection which provides evocative record of their public and private lives...

At The Queen’s Gallery – Eastern Encounters – four centuries of paintings and manuscripts...

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Despite her huge interest in the subcontinent, Queen Victoria never visited India.The Queen’s son, Prince Albert Edward, undertook a very successful tour in 1875/76 – and indeed it was partly as a result...

At The Queen’s Gallery – Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

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Artists’ sketchbooks are frequently more interesting than the finished product. Preparatory drawings and notes give us a fascinating insight into inspirations, thoughts and ideas, and how these have been developed over time.And if...

At The Queen’s Gallery: Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs

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In January 1901 Queen Victoria died. Emperor Nicholas II of Russia wrote to Edward VII;‘…how deeply we all feel with you the terrible loss you have sustained. My thoughts are much with you and...

Da Vinci drawings to be shown at The Queen’s Gallery

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In November 2019 a new exhibition of drawings will arrive in Edinburgh at The Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse marking the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.A book Leonardo da Vinci :...

Charles II – Art and Power

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In addition to the exhibition of a selection from Charles II's collection at The Queen's Gallery, John Michael Wright’s life-size portrait of Charles II -  showing the monarch dressed in Parliament robes, wearing the Crown...

At The Queen’s Gallery: Charles II: Art & Power

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In our 21st century world, we shape our images online. Our social media are laden with carefully ‘curated’ pictures of our holiday destinations, our pets, our children and even our Sunday breakfasts. ‘Look!’ we...

At The Queen’s Gallery: Canaletto & the Art of Venice

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What did you bring back from your last holiday? Whatever your souvenirs of choice may have been, they almost certainly included several hundred photos, and probably a video or two.Nowadays it’s easy to create...

Tony Singh will be cooking up a storm at the Palace

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Chef Tony Singh MBE is demonstrating at the Palace of Holyroodhouse this Friday. The special late event is inspired by the current exhibition in The Queen's Gallery, Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour...

Leonardo is coming to the Palace

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No not that Leonardo - the real Leonardo!Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci which form part of the Royal Collection will come to the Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in November 2019.This is...

Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince’s Tour of India 1875-76

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What did you bring back from your Gap Year? A rucksack full of rotting T-shirts? An embarrassing tattoo? Dysentery? In Splendours of the Subcontinent, a magnificent new exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of...

Shadows of War: Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea, 1855

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‘ 'It’s a 1,000 yard stare; his mental capacity has no chance of focusing on anything.’ War photographer Don McCullin is talking about Lord Alexander Balgonie (1855) (Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017), a...

The Queen’s Gallery: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

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A 52 year-old German artist and naturalist and her 21 year-old daughter set sail for a remote South American country, their plan to find, study and record insects in their native habitats. A little...

Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden

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What does your garden say about you? Is it all in straight lines, does it wander about all over the place? Is it full of flowers, or used to grow your own veg –...

Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

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Dogs, card games, open birdcages, empty cupboards. Lutes, ravens, owls and skulls.... all 'everyday things' indeed (well maybe not the skulls...) but in 17th century Dutch painting they are much more than that. In...

Sixty Things to do in Edinburgh during the Diamond Jubilee Weekend

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Additional reporting by Sarah Turnbull and Phyllis StephenWith an extra couple of days off work at the beginning of June to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne, we thought you might...

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