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£65,733 raised for Miss Tanner’s Collection

We did it! We are delighted to announce that the Big Give Christmas Challenge 17 campaign has raised a total of £65,733. Thank you for your support which will allow us to restore Miss Ellen Tanner’s fascinating collection of Persian…

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Donate to the Big Give – Help us Restore Miss Tanner’s Persian Treasures

For one week only 28 November – 5 December 2017, donations can be matched by the Big Give – meaning your donation can be doubled at no additional cost to you! Donate to the Big Give – help us raise…

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Anthony Fry, Mango and Rice Paddies, Thirunelli, 1991, ©Private Collection / Permission kindly granted by the estate of Anthony Fry

2018 Exhibition Programme

THE HOLBURNE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2018 EXHIBITIONS PROGRAMME The Holburne Museum in Bath has today announced its 2018 exhibitions programme, including the first museum retrospective of the painter Anthony Fry, the first exhibition to bring together Dutch seventeenth-century paintings from National…

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National Lottery Ticket

National Lottery Thank You

A December Treat thanks to the National Lottery! From 11 to 17 December 2017 we are offering free exhibition tickets to National Lottery players. The Holburne Museum, Bath will be throwing open its doors to the exhibition Seurat to Riley:…

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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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