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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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Summer Newsletter 2017

The Friends Summer Newsletter has been published and can be accessed online here: Friends Summer Newsletter 2017 ShareTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

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Richard Frewer to perform Schubert’s Schwanengesang

Richard Frewer, a Friends committee member, will be performing Schubert’s Schwanengesang in support of the Holburne on 6 July. As in his performance of Winterreise in January, Richard will be accompanied by David Price at the Schantz fortepiano. ShareTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

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Prior Park College Students Review Bruegel Exhibition

Students from Prior Park College visited the Holburne to find out how to write exhibition reviews. Here are some quotes from their reviews of Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. ‘There is something for every artistic preference and it enables artist and…

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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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Pathways to Wellbeing

Pathways to Wellbeing – Sharing news of our innovative Mentored Volunteering Project. On Friday 24 February we were delighted to welcome delegates from museums and heritage sites across the South West to find out about our pilot project aimed at…

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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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