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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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Call Out for Grayson Perry Early Works

The Holburne Museum launches hunt for lost Grayson Perry Early Works Have you got a Grayson Perry pot or plate from the 1980s lurking in your living room? If you have, then the Holburne Museum in Bath wants to hear…

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Gin Tasting with Great Western Wine

Gin Tasting

Join us for our Gin Garden on 13 September, 6.30 to 8.30pm. With Great Western Wine we invite you to meet over 20 creators of exceptional artisanal and batch gins from around Britain. This is your chance to meet the…

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Summer at the Holburne

There is so much happening this summer at the Holburne including many great family and children events, inspired by our special exhibitions: Visit our exhibition Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses which brings together some of the National Trust’s…

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Gainsborough & the Theatre

5 October 2018 – 20 January 2019 For theatre lovers, portraiture aficionados and fans of 18th century history, the Holburne Museum’s new exhibition, Gainsborough & the Theatre will be essential viewing. Bringing together some of Gainsborough’s finest portraits of leading…

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Financial Times Prized Possessions May 2018

Great media coverage for Prized Possessions

Here’s a selection of some of the media coverage generated by our exhibition Prized Possessions: Masterpieces from National Trust Houses: The Times – A review written by Rachel Campbell-Johnston described our exhibition as ‘…a chance simply to stand and gaze…

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Damascened Peacock

Bath to Baghdad

Ellen Tanner’s Collection of Middle Eastern Art 14 June to 21 October 2018 Sumptuous textiles, delicate carved woodwork and lacquer and elaborately decorated metalwork from the collection of Ellen Tanner, on show for the first time following a major conservation…

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