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Friends Trip to Cardiff, 15 November

Please note that pick up for this trip will be in Sydney Place beside the museum at 8:30am, returning around 6:15-6:30pm. ShareTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

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Autumn Newsletter 2017

The Friends Autumn Newsletter has been published and a copy can be accessed here. ShareTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

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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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A New Portrait for Bath – Learning Activities

In January 2016, through a major funding campaign, the Holburne Museum acquired an unfinished study of a young man called Arthur Atherley, by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Since Autumn 2016 this portrait has been the focus of an exciting and wide-reaching…

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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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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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