The Royal Collection announced it will hold a series of exhibitions and embark on an exhibition tour to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year. Items to be on display include a diamonds-inspired exhibit at Buckingham Palace and the largest collection of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawings at The Queen’s Gallery. Meanwhile 60 photographs of the Queen will be displayed in Windsor Castle and artefacts from the royal residences will be on show at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. In addition, 10 da Vinci drawings will travel to galleries and museums in Birmingham, Bristol, Belfast, Dundee and Hull throughout 2012. “Our exhibitions celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee through many of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection, and we are particularly delighted to be sharing, on behalf of The Queen, some of these great treasures with museums and galleries across the UK,” said Jonathon Marsden, director of the Royal Collection. “This is a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s commitment over the past 60 years to the care and conservation of the Collection and to increasing public access.” To view the full dates, head to www.royalcollection.org.uk.