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May
25
Fri
2018
Prized Possessions Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses
May 25 – Sep 16 all-day
Prized Possessions Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom

The National Trust owns some of the finest paintings in Britain by Dutch masters of the Golden Age. Normally seen in the rooms of country houses, the best of these seventeenth-century paintings will be displayed together in a gallery for the first time here at the Holburne.

Prized Possessions will explore what made Dutch art so sought-after among country house owners. The artists flourishing in seventeenth-century Holland mastered many painting genres, from portraits, still lives and landscapes, to religious, maritime, and subject pictures, and the quality of their work attracted patrons and collectors from across Europe. Paintings in the exhibition have been chosen from twelve National Trust houses, ranging from nearby Dyrham Park in South Gloucestershire to Blickling Hall in Norfolk, Dunham Massey in Cheshire and Castle Ward in County Down. They include luminous landscapes by Cuyp and Hobbema, intimate scenes of everyday life by Metsu and De Hooch and the recently rediscovered self-portrait of Rembrandt from Buckland Abbey.

Following the exhibition at the Holburne Museum, Prized Possessions will tour to the Mauritshuis in The Hague and the National Trust’s Petworth House in West Sussex.

Don’t miss our great lectures related to the exhibition. Book now and get free entry to Prized Possessions included in your ticket price from 6-7pm on the day of the talk:

Made in the Netherlands Thursday 28 June 7-8pm

Discovering Rembrandt: Thursday 2 August 7-8pm

The Art of the Dutch Golden Age  Wednesday 5 September 7-8pm

The National Trust has shared some films with us that relate to works in the show including Rupert Goulding discussing the beautiful de Heem flower painting

 

David Taylor reveals the secrets of courtship in The Duet by Gabriel Metsu

And Christine Sitwell discusses the discovery of a lifetime as part of the team that confirmed they really had a Rembrandt self portrait in their collection

 

 

 

Jun
14
Thu
2018
Bath to Baghdad
Jun 14 – Oct 21 all-day
Bath to Baghdad @ The Holburne Museum

Discover the eclectic collection of art formed by Miss Ellen Tanner following her journey to the Middle East in the 1890s. From sumptuous textiles to delicate carved woodwork and lacquer and elaborately decorated metalwork, this collection is on display for the first time following a major conservation project generously funded through the Big Give Christmas Challenge.

In the late 1920s, an unusual gift was given to the Holburne Museum by an extraordinary woman. Miss Ellen Georgiana Tanner donated over 80 items of textiles, metalwork, lacquer and woodwork that she had gathered on her extensive solo travels in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) and Persia (Iran). A small exhibition of items from Miss Tanner’s various gifts to the Holburne sheds light on this varied collection and the extraordinary woman who collected them, as well as giving an opportunity to show some of these extraordinary items for the first time. The value of Miss Tanner’s gift is enhanced due to her accompanying notebooks and diaries that offer a unique sense of place and valuable, and often entertaining, insights into her travels and experiences.

Book now for our related events:

Food & Music: A Taste of PersiaFriday 17 August 6-9pm

Talk: Journey to Persia: Miss Tanner and her Collection, Wednesday 12 September 1-2pm

Film Screening: Letters from Baghdad, Saturday 22 September 6-9pm

Talk: In Search of Adventure: Female Explorers, Past and Present, Thursday 27 September 7-8pm

 

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Dutch Still-Life Oil Painting Masterclass FULLY BOOKED
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – Jul 29 @ 4:30 pm
Dutch Still-Life Oil Painting Masterclass FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum

Learn the working methods of Dutch still-life masters of the 17th century. In this two-day workshop, students will discover how artists of the period constructed a tonal composition using glazes of transparent earth, over which were applied fine layers of pure colour; by this method light and shade refract through from within the paint layers, giving a profound luminosity to the colours as well as transparent depth in the shadows.

Day one will involve composing a painting in monochrome, building up the subject in a three tone system over which the colours be later applied. Students will be taught to make their own oil paints, grinding their pigments with oil on a stone slab.
On day two students will be introduced to the practice of glazing by which layers of subtle colours are applied over the tonal combustion beneath, creating a profound dynamics between colour and tone and which forms the basis of chiaroscuro.

Students are welcome from all levels of experience including those without previous experience. Pigments are all provided. Students need to bring: a primed white canvas (12×16 inches), hoghair filbert brushes (numbers 1-5), pointed sable brushes (numbers 1, 2 and 3) and cotton rags.

David Cranswick trained at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. In 1999 David received a doctorate for his research into traditional painting materials and techniques. David works part-time as an M.A. and PhD supervisor at the Princes School of Traditional Arts; he lectures internationally on traditional painting techniques and the perennial philosophy. He is currently writing a book on traditional painting materials and techniques.

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 July, 10.30-4.30pm
£100 (ticket includes entry to Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust on 21 & 22 July)

Jul
25
Wed
2018
Summer Art Camp (5-11yrs) FULLY BOOKED
Jul 25 – Jul 27 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11yrs) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge

Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 July

9am-4pm

£38 per day

WED 25 JULY -FULLY BOOKED

THURS 26 JULY -FULLY BOOKED

FRIDAY 27 JULY -FULLY BOOKED

Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch, wear appropriate clothes for art work and outdoor play and to arrive promptly- doors open at 9am.

You can book individual days.

Booking Summer Art Camp is essential, you can book for the week or choose to come for the day. Summer Art Camp is also available on :

week commencing 30 July
week commencing 6 August
week commencing 13 August.

Booking the night before or over the weekend for a Monday Art Camp? Please read this Important Information for Parents about Holiday Art Camps and complete and bring along the Art camp consent form 2018

For a flavour of what to expect on day please see our Daily Activity Schedule

Jul
26
Thu
2018
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs): Creative Portrait Drawing
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs): Creative Portrait Drawing  @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
Drawing Masterclass: Creative Portrait Drawing

£35 (all materials included) – (maximum 10 places)

Inspired by portraits in the Prized Possessions exhibition, enjoy a day of explorative drawing, learning about applying different media on a range of different backgrounds to produce a series of skilful and exciting portraits, drawing directly from a clothed model.

Led by Lisa Metcalfe (Artist/Tutor) who has a passion for drawing and over 18 years’ experience teaching Art.

Jul
27
Fri
2018
Holburne Up Late
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and garden as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures from our Collection and experience our exhibition Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust Houses.. Take advantage of our special offer: Enjoy a cocktail in the cafe and admission to our special exhibition for just £10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
28
Sat
2018
Delft-tile Painting
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Delft-tile Painting  @ The Holburne Museum

Join Piet van den Beuken to enjoy a brief history of the Dutch Delft tile. Learn about the design influences and how the tiles were made and used throughout history for decorative and practical purposes.
Starting with blank, unglazed ceramic tiles, Piet will teach you all the techniques you need to paint four tiles with your own pattern or design in the Delft tradition. The tiles will be glazed and fired for you in her studio and sent to your home usually within ten working days.
Piet van den Beuken studied Architectural Design at St Joost Academy of Art Breda and Graphic Design at the Rietveld Academy of Art Amsterdam. Being Dutch, Piet admits that the much-loved Delft Blue of Holland holds a special place in her heart and has influenced her to work with the distinctive blue and white palette for her tableware and tiles collections at her company Roelofs and Rubens.

£50 (plus £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day, includes entry to Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust)

Jul
30
Mon
2018
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds)
Jul 30 – Aug 3 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum

Due to popular demand we are now offering four Art Camp weeks packed full of fun, creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions and led by our experienced team of artists.

BOOKING     

TUESDAY 31 JULY – FULLY BOOKED  

WEDNESDAY 1 AUGUST – FULLY BOOKED  

THURSDAY 2 AUGUST – FULLY BOOKED                                    

Booking Summer Art Camp is essential, you can book for the week (see tickets button to  right) or choose to come for the day

You can chose to BOOK INDIVIDUAL DAYS HERE.

Booking is also available for :

Wednesday 25 to Friday 29 July.

Monday 6 to Friday 10 August

Monday 13 to Friday 17 August

Booking the night before or over the weekend for a Monday Art Camp? Please read this Important Information for Parents and complete and bring along the Art camp consent form 2018 .

For a flavour of what to expect on day please see our  Daily Activity Schedule

Aug
2
Thu
2018
Discovering Rembrandt
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Discovering Rembrandt @ The Holburne Museum

Join Christine Sitwell as she talks about the technical analysis and curatorial research involved in re-attributing a forgotten self-portrait by Dutch master, Rembrandt, at a National Trust property in 2014. The painting, Self-portrait wearing a white featured bonnet, is the star piece in our summer exhibition, Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust and can be viewed before attending the lecture.

Christine Sitwell is Paintings Conservation Adviser for the National Trust, where she is responsible for overseeing the care and conservation of the Trust’s collection of over 13,000 paintings located in approximately 250 historic houses. She holds an MSc in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum (US) and was previously a Smithsonian Fellow at the Tate. She is currently a Fellow of IIC, Accredited ICON Paintings Conservator and Chairman of the Historic Interiors Section of ICON.

£10 (includes entry to Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust from 6-7pm, Garden Café open for drinks, 6-7pm)

Aug
6
Mon
2018
Summer Art Camp (For 5-11 yrs)
Aug 6 – Aug 10 all-day
Summer Art Camp (For 5-11 yrs) @ The Holburne Museum

Monday 6 to Friday 10 August
9am-4pm

TUESDAY 7 AUG – FULLY BOOKED

WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST – FULLY BOOKED

Booking Summer Art Camp is essential.

You can book for the week (click button on right) or BOOK HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL DAYS.

Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch, wear appropriate clothes for art work and outdoor play and to arrive promptly- doors open at 9am.

Summer Art Camp is also available:

Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 July.

Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August.

Monday 13 to Friday 17 August.

Booking the night before or over the weekend for a Monday Art Camp? Please read this Important Information for Parents  and complete and bring the Art camp consent form 2018.

For a flavour of what to expect on day please see our Daily Activity Schedule