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May 2017 – January 2019

Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Who was Bruegel  @ The Holburne Museum
Who was Bruegel? Discovering the Master through his Sons ‘Peasant Bruegel’ – highbrow humanist, painter of nature or practical joker? In this lecture Amy Orrock will explore the many identities of the elusive father of the Bruegel dynasty, Pieter Bruegel...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
June 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Flemish Painting Methods  @ The Holburne Museum
The painting methods Flemish artists in the 15th and 16th centuries The lecture will focus on the painting practices of Flemish artists of the 15th to 16th century. During this period oil painting emerged as the dominant painting medium; prior...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
June 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Deirdre Dyson  @ The Holburne Museum
Join artist and carpet designer Deirdre Dyson In Conversation with Adrian Tinniswood to discover the inspirations behind her magnificent carpets, and the processes involved in translating her painted designs into woven form. The evening will reveal how an engagement with...
Collection Talk
July 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Curator's Choice: Conservation Stories @ The Holburne Museum
What does a porcelain lady’s chamberpot containing a hidden message and decorated with extraordinary dragon mounts have in common with a modern tapestry woven by designer Edward McKnight Kauffer in 1935? Both have recently undergone conservation work so that they...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Featured Talk
August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Creative Process and Progress with Candace Bahouth @ The Holburne Museum
Artist Candace Bahouth, designer at the iconic Erhman Tapestries for over 25 years presents a lively, illustrated lecture exploring the development of her work over her career. Candace will describe how a love of woven tapestry inspired her own strikingly...
Evening Lecture Talk
September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thomas Lawrence and the Waterloo Chamber @ The Holburne Museum
Desmond Shawe-Taylor will discuss one of the most significant commissions of Sir Thomas Lawrence’s career, depicting the heroes and monarchs responsible for the overthrow of Napoleon and the diplomats who rebuilt Europe in his wake. Beginning before the Battle of...
Exhibition Talk
September 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tapestry Weaving: A Traveller’s Tale @ The Holburne Museum
Grant Gibson will ask Edwards about her work leading up to the Tapestry: Here & Now exhibition and beyond to her publication Joy. Accompanying them will be the publication designers Dr.Me.com who will discuss working with Edwards. Jilly Edwards is...
Exhibition Study Day Talk
September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tapestries: The Narratives of our Times @ The Holburne Museum
To celebrate Tapestry: Here & Now, the Holburne is delighted to bring together a distinguished panel of international speakers, all of them exhibiting their work in our Tapestry exhibition. The symposium will explore the relevance of tapestry as a means of conveying...
Collection Talk
November 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Director’s Choice: Ramsay's Rosamund Sargent @ The Holburne Museum
In his first lecture as Director of the Holburne Museum, Chris Stephens handpicks one of his favourites from the collection: Allan Ramsay’s portrait of Rosamund Sargent (1749). Join Chris as he considers why the work of an eighteenth-century Scottish portraitist,...
Exhibition Talk
November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Optical Conscious: Bridget Riley’s Op Art  @ The Holburne Museum
The Optical Conscious: Bridget Riley’s Op Art from an Historical Perspective In the 1960s Bridget Riley was recognised as producing some of the most varied, serious and interesting Op Art paintings. Yet her work also attracted considerable controversy and some...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Is Seeing Believing? FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
Is Seeing Believing? The Psychology and Neuroscience of Illusion in Art Children love perceptual illusions. Of course scientists and artists do too. Why do many adults grow out of this fascination with illusions? One reason might be that illusions are...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
January 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Sara Moorhouse @ The Holburne Museum
Join ceramicist Sara Moorhouse in conversation with Holburne Director, Chris Stephens, to discover the inspiration behind her ceramics exhibited in Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. The evening will reveal how the theme of arable landscape underlies Sara’s practice,...
Evening Lecture Talk
March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bath, Slavery and Memoryscape @ The Holburne Museum
Bath’s links to the transatlantic slave trade and slavery have been timidly studied over the last decades. This talk will look at the legacies and memories of Bath’s colonial past in the urban landscape, including Sydney Gardens. Dr Olivette Otele...
Evening Lecture Featured Talk
March 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Education for the Many @ The Holburne Museum
Drawing upon the wealth of audio interviews recorded by the Artists’ Lives project with the artists who either taught or studied at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, between the 1950s and 1960s, this lecture situates Corsham against the context...
Exhibition Talk
April 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rogues and Vagabonds @ The Holburne Museum
Rogues and Vagabonds: The Garrick Club Collection of Theatrical Art Join Carmen Holdsworth-Delgado as she examines the history of the Garrick Club and some of the treasures within, paying particular attention to images of David Garrick and his contemporaries, such...
Collection Talk
May 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Curator’s Choice: John Smart, Miniaturist @ The Holburne Museum
During the eighteenth century, Britain produced some of the finest portrait miniatures ever made, and none were finer or more compelling than the work of John Smart (1740 – 1811). Come and hear all about this extraordinary artist, described by...
Adults Talk
May 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry Reading @ The Holburne Museum
Winner of the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award, Michael Symmons Roberts has also collaborated on a range of celebrated musical collaborations and broadcast work. Join him as he reads from his recent collections, including...
Evening Lecture Talk
May 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening of Colour  @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy an inspiring colour talk from International Colour Consultant, Joa Studholme. Joa will guide you through her top decorating tips, suggesting how to pair neutrals, add striking design statements and create a more cohesive scheme. £10 (includes entry to Prized...
Exhibition Talk
June 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Creating Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
JoinGeorgia Powell, Curator of the exhibition Made for the Table  , to find out about the inspiration for the display. Discover more about the contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection as well as the objects dating back to the sixteenth century....
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Made in the Netherlands- Fully Booked @ The Holburne Museum
This lecture is now fully booked Made in the Netherlands: Seventeenth-Century Paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague This lecture offers a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the explosion of talent that took place within the cities...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
August 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Discovering Rembrandt Fully Booked @ The Holburne Museum
Join Christine Sitwell as she talks about the technical analysis and curatorial research involved in re-attributing a forgotten self-portrait by Dutch master, Rembrandt, at a National Trust property in 2014. The painting, Self-portrait wearing a white featured bonnet, is the...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Art of the Dutch Golden Age FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
Join the National Trust curators behind Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust as they discuss the making of this major international exhibition and share their love for the art of the Dutch Golden Age. £10 (includes entry to...
Exhibition Talk
September 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Journey to Persia: Miss Tanner and her Collection @ The Holburne Museum
Ellen Tanner was among the first Western women to travel solo to the Middle East. Discover the story of Miss Tanner’s travels from her first visit in 1894 to her later gifts of Persian art to the Holburne. This talk...
Adults Cinema Talk
September 22, 2018 @ 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...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
September 27, 2018 @ 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...
Exhibition Lunchtime Talk Talk
October 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Naturalism and Nationalism @ The Holburne Museum
Explore Gainsborough’s remarkable portraits of theatrical men and women in this engaging talk with curator Sue Sloman. Discover the hidden patriotic undercurrents in these works and learn about how the naturalism of Gainsborough’s way of painting, and Garrick’s style of...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
November 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rendez-vous with Rodin @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy two talks for the price of one as we celebrate our exciting new display, Rodin: Rethinking the Fragment. Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker: Revolutionizing Modern Art It is hard to believe that Rodin’s most famous sculpture,The Thinker, began life as...
Talk Tea-time Talk
November 21, 2018 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
What’s a University for? @ The Holburne Museum
In a world of Google and open learning, what’s a University for? What’s special about learning from academics? And, is it really worth the money? Join Sue Rigby as she unpacks this controversial debate through the (perhaps) biased perspective of...
Exhibition Talk
January 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy  @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Advance Booking Recommended Back by popular demand! Holburne Director, Chris Stephens will be delivering his recent sold-out talk on David Hockney in the last week of the painting’s display at the Museum. Holburne Director Chris Stephens, co-curator of last year’s...