Buckingham Palace today is more brand than building, better known for its iconic façade than its architectural significance. Desmond Shawe-Taylor, recently retired as Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, will correct this bias, tracing the history of the palace from its acquisition in 1762 through its subsequent transformations. Shawe-Taylor will allow us a glimpse of Buckingham Palace’s magnificent historic interiors, filled with exceptional examples of decorative arts, and to examine some of the masterpieces which have graced its walls during its centuries of royal ownership.
Thursday, January 27, 2022
No charge for Four Arts members