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10-Minute Talk: Fidei Defensor - Henry VIII and the Reformation in Europe

12:00 and 15:00 Discover how we came to have the letters F.D. on our coins and when a title page is not just a title page, with Curator of Books and Manuscripts Emma Stuart. 10-Minute Talks are free with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Relates to The ...

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10-Minute Talk: Grand designs - the publishing projects of Maximilian

12:00 and 15:00 This talk from Emma Stuart, Curator of Books and Manuscripts, will discuss how Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, was never one to hide his light under a bushel and knew that the power of print would ensure that his prestige would endure af ...

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10-Minute Talk: Intimate Portraits - the birth of a new art form

12:00 and 15:00 Curator Vanessa Remington will explore the significance of early miniatures through two remarkable examples, a miniature by Jean Clouet of Francis Dauphin of France and Lucas Horenbout’s miniature of Henry VIII. 10-Minute Talks are free wi ...

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10-Minute Talk: Landscape into art - dark forests, gods and miracles

12:00 and 15:00 In this talk Lucy Whitaker, Senior Curator of Paintings, will look at two of the German paintings in the exhibition which were painted in the same year. Cranach’s Apollo and Diana is a mythical scene, while Holbein’s Noli me Tangere shows ...

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10-Minute Talk: Leonardo's drawing materials

12:00 and 15:00 Join Alan Donnithorne, Head of Paper Conservation at Royal Collection Trust, as he explores the materials and artistic techniques used by Leonardo da Vinci for his groundbreaking anatomical studies. 10-Minute Talks are free with an exhibit ...

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10-Minute Talk: Leonardo's drawing materials

12:00 and 15:00 Join Alan Donnithorne, Head of Paper Conservation at The Royal Collection, as he explores the materials and artistic techniques used by Leonardo da Vinci for his groundbreaking anatomical studies. 10-Minute Talks are free with an exhibitio ...

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10-Minute Talk: Leonardo’s Anatomical Ambitions

12:00 and 15:00 Speaker: Martin Clayton, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings Executed around 1509, the drawing of the female situs was Leonardo’s most ambitious, an attempt to summarise much of his anatomical knowledge in a single image. This short talk ...

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10-Minute Talk: Leonardo’s Anatomical Studies for the Battle of Anghiari

12:00 and 15:00 Speaker: Lauren Porter, The Royal Library In 1503, Leonardo received the most prestigious commission of his career when he was asked to paint a huge mural of the Battle of Anghiari in Florence. Leonardo made many preparatory studies for th ...

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10-Minute Talk: Meet the Curator

10:30 How were Rowlandson’s prints seen and used by their eighteenth-century audience?  Join Kate Heard for this free ten minute talk, including an up-close look at a decorative scrap screen- a rare survival of a popular method of displaying caricature pr ...

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10-Minute Talk: Moveable feasts - two magnificent early 16th century tapestries

12:00 and 15:00 Tapestries were among the richest and most costly furnishings of the early modern period. By 1500 they had become particularly popular with the nobility of northern Europe and played an important role as a means of movable interior decorat ...