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2019 Exhibition Programme

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field 8 February – 6 May 2019 The Holburne is the only European venue for a major retrospective of the work of George Shaw (b. 1966), one of Britain’s leading contemporary…

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Holburne and Edge to share contemporary art curator

The Holburne Museum and The Edge at the University of Bath have been awarded a three year grant from the John Ellerman Foundation to fund a new shared post of Contemporary Art Curator. The Holburne and The Edge at University…

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Bath’s First Art Museum

In 1893 a museum of fine art for Bath opened its doors to the public in the old Bath Savings Bank building in Charlotte Street. This was the legacy of Sir Thomas William Holburne, 5th Baronet of Menstrie in Scotland,…

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Gardener’s Lodge Group to take part in Walcot Winterfest

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Friends Autumn 2018 Newsletter

The Friends Autumn 2018 Newsletter has been published and can be viewed online here. ShareTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

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Trustee Recruitment

The Holburne Museum is looking for up to 3 new Trustees to join the board and is inviting applications from interested and suitably experienced candidates to help this very special museum to grow and develop, from 2019. To help us…

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Friends Tour to the North

The Friends are planning a short trip to Durham and Northumberland late September next year, to visit Hadrian’s Wall, Durham Cathedral and much more. The cost should be no more than £800, including travel, accommodation and all entries and tours….

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How can you paint in colour if you are blind?

HOW A MAN WHO WAS BORN BLIND LEARNT HOW TO PAINT IN COLOUR Dr. Simon Hayhoe FBCS, Lecturer in Education University of Bath Early in the new millennium, I got to hear about a professional artist from Turkey called Esref…

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How do we see colour?

The evolution, neuroscience and psychology of colour perception Colour has been a part of life for at least 1.1 billion years, when we know early organisms were coloured with light red pigments. Colour is now an important product of the…

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Brilliant Bronze Arts Award

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