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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

 

Oct
3
Wed
2018
Music of the Georgian Theatre
Oct 3 @ 2:10 pm – 2:50 pm
Music of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum

Experience the music of the Georgian stage! Florentine Arts Ensemble present an invigorating programme of music that explores the challenges faced by 18th-century performing artists.  Discover the public’s attitude toward music and the theatre, and the development of what became accepted as ‘culture’ in English society.

Florentine Arts Ensemble is an exciting and highly innovative venture which explores the relationship between music and the visual arts at some of the U.K’s leading concert venues, art galleries and museums. The Florentine Arts Ensemble engages the audience through the discussion and performance of related music to enlighten, inform, and inspire.

Oct
10
Wed
2018
Creativity and Wellbeing Coffee Morning
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Creativity and Wellbeing Coffee Morning  @ The Holburne Museum
Celebrating World Mental Health Day
FREE DROP IN EVENT

Come for a coffee and enjoy beautiful creative activities inspired by some of the treasures of the Holburne’s collection. This event is organised by members of our Pathways to Wellbeing groups and marks World Mental Health Day.
These groups are part of Pathways to Wellbeing a 3 year Big Lottery funded project promoting mental health and wellbeing through engagement with the arts.
For more information visit: www.holburne.org/learning/community-engagement