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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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Creative Art Group for People living with Dementia

Recollection is a FREE, 12-week creative art group for people who experience memory problems. It provides an opportunity for participants and their carers to spend time together enjoying museum collections as a focus for inspiration to explore, develop and express…

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Books Please!

The Holburne Friends Book Sale will take place at 11am on Sunday 25 June at the Museum. If you can donate, please contact Sidney Blackmore or David Wiltshire on 01985 213195 or at sidney.blackmore@btinternet.com – they will happily collect during…

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

The Friends Spring Newsletter has been published and an online version can be accessed here: Newsletter Jan2017 ShareTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

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Plants please!

Our 2017 Plant Sale takes place on Sunday 7 May. As usual the Friends will be running their own stall and donations of flowering plants or vegetables will be most welcome. And if you can help with offers of home-made…

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Richard Frewer to Perform Schubert’s Winterreise

Friends Committee Member Richard Frewer will be performing Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle at the Holburne on Saturday 28 January at 7pm. Richard will be accompanied by David Price at the Schantz fortepiano. For further information and a link to buy…

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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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