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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

 

Sep
17
Mon
2018
Arty Babies (0-9 months)
Sep 17 – Dec 10 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge

ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED. BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY.

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (17 September -22 October) 6 Weeks, £60 NOW FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (5 November – 10 December) 6 Weeks, £60

TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (17 September – 10 December) 12 weeks, excluding 29 October, £120

 

 

Monday Yearlings (12-24 months)
Sep 17 – Dec 10 all-day
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom

MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON
Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 17 SEP– MON 22 OCT) 6 WEEKS, £60
TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 5 NOV – MON 10 DEC) 6 WEEKS, £60  FULLY BOOKED

 

Sep
18
Tue
2018
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months)
Sep 18 – Dec 11 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom

TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON
Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 18 SEP – TUES 23 OCT) 6 WEEKS, £60 
TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 6 NOV – TUES 11 DEC), 6 WEEKS £60 
TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS 
(TUES 18 SEP- TUES 11 DEC), 12 WEEKS £120

 

Sep
21
Fri
2018
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) FULLY BOOKED
Sep 21 – Dec 14 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge

FRIDAYS 1- 2.30PM

Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 21 SEP – FRI 26 OCT, 6 WEEKS) £60 NOW FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 9 NOV– FRI 14 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60 NOW FULLY BOOKED

Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED
Sep 21 – Dec 14 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | England | United Kingdom

FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON

Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 21 SEP – FRI 26 OCT, 6 WEEKS) £60 FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 9 NOV– FRI 14 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60 FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI 21 SEP – FRI 14 DEC, 12 WEEKS) £120 FULLY BOOKED

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Letters from Baghdad
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Letters from Baghdad @ The Holburne Museum

In honour of our new display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art, join us for a screening of Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum’s film, Letters from Baghdad (cert PG), which tells the extraordinary true story of Gertrude Bell and her journey into the Arabian desert after WW1. Often described as the most powerful woman in the British Empire – more influential than Lawrence of Arabia – Bell shaped the Middle East in profound ways, helping to create Iraq’s borders and found the Iraq Museum.

£7 (Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art open 6-7pm, and Garden Café open for drinks 6-7pm)
Screening begins at 6.50pm

Sep
27
Thu
2018
In Search of Adventure: Female Explorers, Past and Present
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Search of Adventure: Female Explorers, Past and Present @ The Holburne Museum

Join explorer Jacki Hill-Murphy as she shares her research into history’s untold stories of the brave women who travelled to remote corners of the world in search of adventure. Jacki will recount her own experiences of walking in these women’s footsteps, including Isabela Godin’s travels along the Amazon River, Isabela Brooks’ expedition in the Andes and Kate Marsden’s journeys in Siberia, to name a few. This lecture is held in celebration of our temporary display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art, which tells the incredible tale of Miss Ellen Tanner and her journey to the Middle East, and which can be viewed before the lecture.
Jacki Hill-Murphy MA, FRGS is an explorer, teacher, film maker and speaker who has explored and filmed in some of the most inhospitable places on earth in a bid to retrace the forgotten footsteps of historic female explorers. Her first major expedition was in 1988 when she crossed Africa via the Sahara Desert and West Africa, she has since been to South America, Africa, India, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Russia and lived in Turkey and the United States. She is the author of Adventuresses: Rediscovering Daring Voyages into the Unknown (2014) and The Extraordinary Tale of Kate Marsden: and my journey across Siberia in her footsteps (2017).

£10 (Garden Café open 6-7pm, and display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art, open 6-7pm)

Sep
28
Fri
2018
Holburne Up Late
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum

Immerse yourself in an eclectic programme of pop-up talks, art demos, installations, performances, DJ-sets and cocktails. All Up Lates are specially curated by student talent and arts practitioners from Bath Spa University and the University of Bath.

Special Event: Women and Creativity

University of Bath staff host a number of interactive sessions exploring the connections between women’s creativity and their place in society, including pop-up talks, poster-making and a scavenger hunt. This is one of many events taking place for European Researchers’ Night.

European Researchers’ Night is funded by the EU Commission and aims to engage the European public in celebrating the latest and most stimulating research at a local and an international level. Simultaneous events will take place in over 300 cities, spanning 24 European countries.

Register your interest in Women & Creativity on Eventbrite

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Saturday Art Club – Travels in Textiles FULLY BOOKED
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Travels in Textiles FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum

A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with our experienced artists, creating something special to take home. There is also the option to work towards the nationally recognised ‘Discover’ Arts Award.

29 September FULLY BOOKED

Travels in Textiles

Follow Miss Tanner’s extraordinary journey and create a piece of textile art inspired by the objects she collected.

Please note that this is a drop off session for children. We are unable to accommodate parents/carers, however we do have a lovely cafe on site should you wish to wait for your child to finish their session. You may also wish to take the opportunity to visit our wonderful permanent collection and temporary exhibition.

Children's University The Holburne Museum