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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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Painting of the Week

Publisher I B Tauris has chosen Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s Wedding Dance in the Open Air as their painting of the week. The work is celebrated in a blog written by Amy Orrock co-curator of the Exhibition Bruegel: Defining a…

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New Work by Pieter Brueghel the Younger

New Work by Pieter Brueghel the Younger Discovered at the Holburne Museum The plot of Michael Frayn’s 1999 novel Headlong revolves around the rediscovery of a long-lost painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Fiction became happy reality at the Holburne…

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Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Wedding Dance in the Open Air, 1607-1614, oil on oak panel. © The Holburne Museum

Bruegel Defining a Dynasty

UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty includes newly discovered paintings in the Holburne Museum’s own collection 11 February to 4 June 2017 The Holburne Museum, Bath The Holburne Museum is proud to announce the UK’s first exhibition devoted…

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