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The Art of Perception

The Art of Perception

Critically acclaimed Op Art exhibition to open at the Holburne Museum, Bath Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception The Holburne Museum, Bath 20 October 2017 – 21 January 2018 Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception explores how artists…

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Edward Bayntun-Coward, Clare Green Photography

Edward Bayntun-Coward Appointed Chairman

The Holburne Museum is delighted to announce the appointment of Edward Bayntun-Coward as its new Chairman of the Board. Edward brings a wealth of experience to the Holburne, which he already knows well having served as a Trustee between 2006…

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Muhammad Ali Khan Wallajah, Nawab of Arcot and Prince of the Carnatic (1717- 1795) John Smart (1740-1811).Watercolour on ivory, mounted in a gold ring, in a red leather case, 1795. Signed and dated: JS 1795. On loan from a Private Collection

New: Beautiful Miniature Portrait by John Smart on Display

The Holburne is delighted to have received on long-term loan an outstanding private collection of miniatures and preparatory drawings by the artist John Smart (1740-1811). Smart was arguably the most talented miniaturist among his contemporaries, who included Richard Cosway, Richard Crosse,…

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Mentored Volunteering Opportunity

Free Mentored Volunteering Course – starting soon! Do you have 2 hours a week to spare? Would you like to meet with your own personal mentor in a Bath Museum every week, for 6 sessions? Would you like to meet…

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Margaret Roper at the Holburne Museum

Margaret Roper Remembered

It is terribly sad to learn of Margaret Roper’s passing away. The Holburne owes a tremendous debt to Margaret and the entire Roper family. They supported every initiative the Museum put their way – from sponsoring Xa Sturgis in the…

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Meissen Porcelain bourdaloue

Meissen Porcelain Bourdaloue

Conservation of the Collection: Meissen Porcelain bourdaloue ‘Aux Plaisirs des Dames’ – for the lady’s pleasure Following a fascinating conservation project one of the most unusual items in Sir William Holburne’s collection, a bourdaloue, or lady’s chamberpot, will go on…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Pathways to Wellbeing celebrates its first birthday! The Holburne Museum’s Pathways to Wellbeing programme promotes positive mental health and wellbeing through using the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and site in Bath to inspire and engage people, ‘Changing Lives Through Art.’ In…

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Tapestry Here and Now Exhibition

Major exhibition of contemporary tapestry to open at Holburne Museum, Bath Tapestry: Here & Now The Holburne Museum, Bath 23 June – 1 October 2017 Tapestry: Here & Now, an ambitious survey of contemporary tapestry, is on show at the…

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New Director Announced

7 April 2017 HOLBURNE MUSEUM APPOINTS DR CHRIS STEPHENS AS NEW DIRECTOR The Holburne Museum, Bath has announced the appointment of its new Director, Dr Chris Stephens, currently Head of Displays and Lead Curator, Modern British Art at Tate Britain….

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Great media coverage for Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty

Here’s a selection of some of the media coverage that our new attribution of The Wedding Dance and the Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty exhibition have generated.  ‘How to Discover a Masterpiece’ by Alastair Sooke for BBC online (31 January).  Royal Academy…

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