Queen's House closure

Visitor notice: On Thursday 14 December The Queen's House will be closed to the public. The house will re-open on Friday 15 December . Find out more about the Armada Portrait

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Wednesdays, 4 October to 6 December 2017 | 1–1.30 pm
Queen's House, Ground floor, Great Hall
Talks & courses
Queen's House

RMG Curators and Conservators talk about art, history and science through favourite works of art in the Queen’s House, Greenwich.

Discover some of the fascinating work done by our teams of curators and conservators in these short weekly talks.


4 October: ‘The Parting Cheer’: Saying Goodbye to Victorian Britain

Dr Robert Blyth, Senior Curator of World History

11 October: ‘Davy Jones’s Locker’: An Underwater World by W L Wyllie

Dr Pieter van de Merwe, Greenwich Curator

18 October: Conserving the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I

Elizabeth Hamilton-Eddy, Senior Paintings Conservator

25 October: Masculinity, Character and War: WWI and WWII Portraiture

Dr Quintin Colville, Curator of Naval History

1 November: Lely’s ‘Sovereign of the Seas’: Symbol of Monarch and State

Nick Ball, Assistant Curator of Ship History and Naval Architecture

8 November: Elizabeth I: Power and Gender

Christine Riding, Head of Arts and Curator of the Queen’s House

15 November: Banks’s Florilegium and Rebecca Jewell’s Captain Cook collage

Sophie Richards, Exhibitions and Interpretation Curator

22 November: Family Values: Domestic Life and Naval Portraiture

Katherine Gazzard, Collaborative PhD Student, Curatorial Department

29 November: Gloriana and Beyond: Portraits of Queens

Zoe Mercer-Golden, Assistant Curator of Art

6 December: Dan Holdsworth’s ‘Hyperborea’ and the Cosmic Sublime

Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer, Royal Observatory Greenwich