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Squash book’ workshop inspired by Islamic Metalwork

May 29 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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£12.00

A chance to stop, relax and create! Make a beautiful unfolding 'squash book' with artist Karen Woodfield in our Gardener's Lodge room. Inspired by 'Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld Institute' with all materials provided. We will be operating in a covid secure manner to ensure everyone is comfortable and safe. 10.30am - 1pm

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‘Squash book’ workshop inspired by Islamic Metalwork

May 29 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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£12.00

A chance to stop, relax and create! Make a beautiful unfolding 'squash book' with artist Karen Woodfield in our Gardener's Lodge room. Inspired by 'Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld Institute' with all materials provided. We will be operating in a covid secure manner to ensure everyone is comfortable and safe. 1.30pm - 4pm

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Songs at Twilight

June 4 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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£8

OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE Come relax and join us for a summer evening, grab your blanket or seat, bring your picnic and kick off your shoes to experience an enjoyable evening of opera, operetta and musical theatre sung by our all female cast. A perfect summertime musical treat with a programme of great pieces from opera, operetta and musical theatre, accompanied by a live orchestra.

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Songs at Twilight

June 5 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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£8

OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE Come relax and join us for a summer evening, grab your blanket or seat, bring your picnic and kick off your shoes to experience an enjoyable evening of opera, operetta and musical theatre sung by our all female cast. A perfect summertime musical treat with a programme of great pieces from opera, operetta and musical theatre, accompanied by a live orchestra.

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Lunchtime Concert

June 17 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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FREE NO BOOKING REQUIRED

OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE Join us at lunchtime in to enjoy a diverse selection of Bath Spa University’s Global Music ensembles. Traditional Mbira from Zimbabwe with feature on a line up with lively Klezmer and the frenetically fun ukulele ensemble!    NO BOOKING REQUIRED

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Islamic Art: Precious and Rare

June 24 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Inspired by Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld don’t miss Dr Sussan Babaie, Professor of the Arts of Iran and Islam at The Courtauld for a free online talk, Join Dr Sussan Babaie, Professor of the Arts of Iran and Islam at The Courtauld, to discover what is ‘Islamic’ in Islamic Arts, in addition to a discussion on the touring exhibition ‘Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld’, which is on at the Holburne Museum until 1 August.The talk highlights…

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Canaletto from the Woburn Abbey Collection

Venetian water levels, algae belts… and Canaletto?

July 8 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Inspired by our exhibition Canaletto: Painting Venice Professor Dario Camuffo will explore his use of Canaletto’s paintings as a proxy method to study the changes of sea levels in Venice. What can eighteenth-century paintings tell us about modern-day Venice? What information can be extracted from past depictions of the city in order to understand its present? In this 45 minute fascinating talk Professor Dario Camuffo will explore how Canaletto paintings have contributed to the study of the changes to the average…

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Mr & Mrs Pope Vased and Flowered, Nicholas Pope, 2014 © the artist

Nicholas Pope In Conversation with George Vasey

August 19 at 7:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Join Nicholas Pope and curator George Vasey for a conversation on the artist’s current exhibition at the Holburne Portraits of a Marriage and recent projects with The Sunday Painter and Roche Court. George Vasey is an independent curator who has recently worked with organisations including The Welcome Collection, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and Chapter Arts, Cardiff. He has written extensively on contemporary art for Frieze, Art Review, Art Monthly, and OOF Magazine. Nicholas Pope is a leading figure in…

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A Decolonising Creative Writing Workshop- Series 1

October 7 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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A writing workshop created for and welcoming people from the Black community, the African and Caribbean diaspora, those who identify as part of a minority community, and anyone who feels impacted by colonialism. If you would like to find ways that your voice and story can influence how we see the past and how we can impact the present, this workshop may be a good place to start! Engage with the history and story of one of the newest displays…

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“Delight once more”: music for Dante Gabriel Rossetti

October 7 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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£18.00
Angela Hicks soprano | Sam Brown romantic guitar

Angela Hicks soprano | Sam Brown romantic guitar  An intimate evening with one of the UK’s most innovative young song duos, inspired by themes from the Rossetti exhibition: love, nostalgia, portraits and dedications. Music by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Tarrega.  7pm for a 7.30pm start

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A Decolonising Creative Writing Workshop- Series 1

October 14 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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A writing workshop created for and welcoming people from the Black community, the African and Caribbean diaspora, those who identify as part of a minority community, and anyone who feels impacted by colonialism. If you would like to find ways that your voice and story can influence how we see the past and how we can impact the present, this workshop may be a good place to start! Engage with the history and story of one of the newest displays…

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The National Gallery and Longford Castle, a new style of relationship with Sir Nicholas Penny

October 14 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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£10.00

Sir Nicholas Penny (former Director of the National Gallery) will deliver a talk “The National Gallery and Longford Castle, a new style of relationship’’. This will be of particular interest to those who visited Longford at the beginning of September, but will be equally fascinating as an insight into how public and private collections can interact to their mutual benefit. image: Holbein’s The Ambassadors , Bought by the National Gallery from Longford in 1890

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The Collection

The heart of the present day Collection was formed by Sir Thomas William Holburne (1793-1874). As a second son, Thomas William (generally known as William) first pursued a naval career. He ultimately inherited the Baronetcy in 1820 following the death of his elder brother, Francis, at the Battle of Bayonne in 1814.

In 1882 this collection of over 4,000 objects, pictures and books was bequeathed to the people of Bath by Holburne’s sister, Mary Anne Barbara Holburne. One of the Holburne’s main purposes is to preserve the things that have been entrusted to our care.

Garden Cafe

Come and see us in the Garden Cafe at The Holburne Museum. The cafe is run by Benugo and shares the Museum’s opening hours, with the last order taken half an hour before we close.

Chairs and tables by the glass walls of the Garden Cafe
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