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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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Stubbs and the Wild Review from Jonathan Jones, Guardian June 16

Five Star Review for Stubbs and the Wild

Great news for our new exhibition Stubbs and the Wild opening on Saturday 25 June. Jonathan Jones from the Guardian rated it with five stars! The art critic not only rated the exhibition very highly, he also finished his 5…

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Pathways to Wellbeing Grant

We have been successful in our application to the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme and over the next three years will receive £96,295 to deliver our ‘Pathways to Wellbeing’ project. This will build on the foundations of our highly…

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From Palette to Pen

From Palette to Pen

The launch of ‘From Palette to Pen’, an anthology of new poems inspired by the Museum’s Collection and edited by Frances-Anne King will take place at 7pm at our Holburne Up Late on Friday 3 June in the Brownsword Picture…

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Dementia Awareness Week

Re-collection Project – a Museum and Health Service Collaboration 15-21 May is the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Awareness Week. The Holburne Museum, Bath Preservation Trust and Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust are currently running an arts project for…

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