The Holburne Museum
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Canaletto: Painting Venice ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

May 16, 2021 - September 5, 2021

Presenting the most important set of paintings of Venice by Canaletto (1697 – 1768), which have left their home at Woburn Abbey - one of world’s most important private art collections - for the first time in more than 70...

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Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld

May 17, 2021 - August 1, 2021

Ten remarkable highlights from The Courtauld’s world-class collection of Islamic metalwork, which have rarely left London since their bequest over fifty years ago, are now on display at the Holburne. Dating from the 13th to 16th centuries, these objects are some...

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Thomas Lawrence Coming of Age

May 30, 2021 - May 31, 2022

Online Exhibition Now Open! The exhibition Thomas Lawrence: Coming of Age is the Holburne Museum's first virtual show and gives fresh insight into the first twenty-five years of one of Britain’s greatest portrait painters it includes an introductory film and rarely...

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Islamic Art: Precious and Rare

June 24, 2021 - June 24, 2021

Inspired by Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld don’t miss Dr Sussan Babaie, Professor of the Arts of Iran and Islam at The Courtauld for a free online talk, Join Dr Sussan Babaie, Professor of the Arts of Iran and Islam at The...

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Canaletto from the Woburn Abbey Collection

Venetian water levels, algae belts… and Canaletto?

July 8, 2021 - July 8, 2021

Inspired by our exhibition Canaletto: Painting Venice Professor Dario Camuffo will explore his use of Canaletto’s paintings as a proxy method to study the changes of sea levels in Venice. What can eighteenth-century paintings tell us about modern-day Venice? What information can...

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Mr & Mrs Pope Vased and Flowered, Nicholas Pope, 2014 © the artist

Nicholas Pope: Portraits of a Marriage

May 17, 2021 - August 30, 2021

In Portraits of a Marriage the Holburne presents, for the very first time, ten sculptures which depict – in characteristically entertaining, abstract but honest form – Nicholas Pope and his wife at different stages of their life together during more than...

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We are delighted to be working in partnership with Bath Spa University to bring you an amazing programme of outdoor…