Press

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Press Office
The Holburne Museum
Great Pulteney Street
Bath  BA2 4DB
Tel: +44 (0)1225 388547
Email: k.jenkins@holburne.org

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Read the latest press releases from the Holburne Museum below

Dementia Project

10/06/2014

*Recollection * Project for People Affected by Dementia

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New Director Appointed

20/05/2014

The Holburne Museum Announces Appointment of New Director

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Brian Roper

05/05/2014

Mr Brian Roper MBE, a good friend of the Holburne Museum (after whom our main exhibition gallery is named) died on Saturday 3 May 2014. He will be sadly missed not just for his prolific support of our Museum over many years but also for his positivity and kindness.

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Royal Visit

11/04/2014

Media Release The Holburne Museum, Bath 11 April 2014

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Stereoscopic Photographs of Picasso

07/02/2014

Stereoscopic Photographs of Pablo Picasso by Robert Mouzillat 22 February to 1 June 2014 The Holburne Museum, Bath Free admission

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Holburne Announcement

23/01/2014

23 January 2014 *Holburne Museum Announcement *

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Donation of Joseph Wright Portrait

16/01/2014

*Joseph Wright of Derby portrait donated to the nation under the Cultural Gifts Scheme*

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New Acquisitions

14/10/2013

*New Acquisitions and Loans Media Information 14 October 2013

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The Duchess of Cambridge

26/07/2013

*Exhibition: The Duchess of Cambridge by Paul Emsley* 7 September to 6 November 2013

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Curious Cabinet

The Curious Cabinet: From There to Here Thursday 4 July until Friday 26 July

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Volunteer Week

*National Volunteer Week at the Holburne Museum*

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Bead Basket

23/04/2013

*The Holburne seeks support to acquire this rare seventeenth century Bead Basket*

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New Joint Ticket

04/03/2013

*Dedicated Follower of Fashion?*

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Vote for Turk

19/02/2013

*Vote for Gavin Turk at the Holburne* *Museums at Night 2013*

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Painted Pomp Exhibition

14/01/2013

*Painted Pomp: Art and Fashion in the Age of Shakespeare* 26 January to 6 May 2013 £6.95 | Concessions

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New Partnership

07/01/2013

*Holburne Museum and Bath Spa University announce new partnership*

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Light Labyrinth

19/11/2012

*Circuit: A Light Labyrinth *28 November 2012 to 9 January 2013 Monday to Friday 4 to 6pm | Saturday and Sunday 4 to 7pm Closed 24 to 26 December and 1 January Admission £2 (babes in arms free)

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Portrait Award

*The Announcement of the Holburne Portrait Prize 2012*

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Mogers Supports Colourscape

09/07/2012

*Colourscape*          18-27 August 2012 11am to 4pm daily

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RIBA Award

22/06/2012

*Holburne Museum longlisted for the Stirling Prize*

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Catalyst Funding

20/06/2012

*Holburne Museum Awarded Catalyst Endowment Funding*

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Sculpture Culture Trail

22/05/2012

*Bath Spa University Heritage students working in partnership with Bath museums*

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Museum Award

17/05/2012

*The Holburne Museum has won a prestigious Museums & Heritage Award for the redisplay of its collection.*

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Exhibition of Portrait Sculpture

08/05/2012

*Presence: The Art of Portrait Sculpture *26 May to 2 September 2012 Admission £6.95 / concessions

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Portraits Unveiled

18/04/2012

*Bill Bailey and Stephanie Cole to be hung at the Holburne Museum*

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Civic Trust Award

03/03/2012

*2012 CIVIC TRUST AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED
 CELEBRATING OUTSTANDING ARCHITECTURE & BUILT ENVIRONMENT PROJECTS*

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Stephen Jones

06/02/2012

STEPHEN JONES: *From Georgiana to Boy George *THE HOLBURNE MUSEUM 24 March to 8 May 2012 FREE

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Art Fund Prize

07/02/2012

*The Holburne Museum in the running to win £100,000 as Art Fund Prize 2012 longlist is announced * The Holburne Museum in Bath has today been longlisted for the Art Fund Prize 2012, the UK’s annual ‘museum of the year’ award, and the biggest prize for arts and cultural organisations in the country. Ten museums in total across the country are in with the chance to win £100,000 and the prestigious award, which will be announced on 19 June 2012.

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Louis Ghost Chair

19/01/2012

21 January to 15 April 2012 Admission FREE

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100 000 Visitors

14/12/2011

*Celebrating 100,000 visitors since May*

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Field of Light

01/11/2011

*Bruce Munro’s Field of Light at the Holburne 26 November 2011 to 8 January 2012 Open daily 4 to 7pm, admission free*

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Rachmaninov Retrospective

26/09/2011

*On 8 October Bath’s Holburne Museum launches its first evening concert series; a Rachmaninov Retrospective.*

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Casting for Louis Ghost Chair

19/09/2011

*Casting of young person for Simon Martin's film Louis Ghost Chair*

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Gainsborough Study Day

23/07/2010

*Gainsborough’s Landscapes – A Study Day Monday 14 November 2012 **The Holburne Museum 10am to 4.30pm*

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Pop Art Garden Party

19/08/2011

*Bank Holiday Celebration * Sunday 28 August 12noon to 4pm FREE

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Record Breaking Visitor Numbers

14/06/2011

*The Holburne Museum enjoys record breaking visitor numbers in its first month of opening*

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Cinema under the Stars

22/06/2011

Fantastic Mr Fox Friday 29 July

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Magic Lantern Show

15/06/2011

*Professor Heard's Magic Lantern Show of Curiosities*

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Holburne Quest

27/05/2011

*The Bath Fringe Festival from 28 May to 4 June 2011*

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Peter Blake re-opens the Holburne

14/05/2011

Sir Peter Blake has re-opened the Holburne Museum after three years of closure for restoration and extension.

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Critics Review

14/05/2011

What the critics have said about the Holburne Museum

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Corporate Members First Birthday

08/04/2011

Celebrating the first year of our Corporate Members Scheme

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Friends Auction

05/04/2011

AUCTION OF ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES Friday 15 April

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Clore Duffield Award

24/03/2011

*The Holburne Museum has received a grant of £125,000 from the Clore Duffield Foundation*

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HLF Grant for Oral History Project

08/02/2011

*The Holburne Museum has received a grant of £10,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an oral history project in Bath.*

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Holburne's Leonardo

10/01/2011

*New attribution for Holburne's ‘Leonardo’*

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Collection Research

07/01/2011

This extraordinary Dutch spoon was formerly displayed in the first floor gallery of the Museum. An inscription, flanked by skeletons, commemorates the death of Elisabeth Boser on 20 July 1664 aged only eleven.

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Don't miss in 2011

28/12/2010

In The Telegraph Richard Dorment gives the Holburne's re-opening a mention in his review of things not to miss in 2011. Read his exhibition suggestions *here>>*

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Big Arts Give

06/12/2010

Joint Media Release from the Holburne Museum, Bath Festivals and the egg

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Maugham Acquisition

30/11/2010

*HOLBURNE MUSEUM RECEIVES MAJOR COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS FROM SOMERSET MAUGHAM BEQUEST*

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Peter Blake Launches Holburne Museum Public Appeal

12/11/2010

THE HOLBURNE MUSEUM Media Information 12 November 2010

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Conservation News

26/11/2010

Collection Conservation Musical Bracket Clock by Georg Philip Strigel

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Year of the Museum 2011

13/10/2010

Year of the Museum 2011

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Holburne Announces Portrait Award

12/10/2010

The Holburne Portrait Prize Award

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Final Selection for Holburne Portrait Prize

13/09/2010

The Holburne Portrait Prize Exhibition 18 September to 12 October 2010 Chapel Row Gallery

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The Holburne Portrait Prize 2010

12/07/2010

The Holburne Portrait Prize Exhibition 2010

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Holburne Portrait Award

06/10/2010

The Holburne Museum Portrait Prize Award Evening 8 October 2010

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Esmee Fairbairn grant for collection conservation

26/08/2010

*Holburne Museum awarded £86,000 for collection to be conserved before re-opening 14 May 2011.*

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Eric Parry Wins Resounding Victory in Bath

24/11/2009

Two of the UK’s most respected architects, Eric Parry and Sir Richard MacCormac, won a resounding victory in last night’s debate for an outward-looking approach to Bath’s architectural heritage.

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Holburne Acquires Hoare Painting

11/11/2009

The Holburne Museum acquires celebrated artist William Hoare’s masterpiece of eighteenth-century life.

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Holburne and Bath Architecture 2008 Debate

11/11/2009

*Bath**’s architectural heritage – * *Our future in whose hands?*

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Holburne Ceramic Sample

29/10/2009

The Holburne Museum has applied to B&NES Council to amend the colour of the ceramic which will face the first and second floors of the extension.

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Heritage Lottery Grant for Holburne Education Team

06/08/2009

*Heritage Lottery grant helps the Holburne to reveal history of Sydney Gardens*

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Holburne Free for All

23/07/2009

Two years before it re-opens following a £10.8m capital development project, the Holburne Museum in Bath has made the bold move of scrapping admission charges for the first time in its long history.

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First Sod Cut for Development Project

23/03/2009

In a celebration ceremony attended by nearly 100 supporters the Holburne today marked the beginning of its two year development project, which is supported by an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Holburne’s contractors Sir Robert McAlpine will begin work on site on Monday 30 March.

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Work to Begin on Site 30 March 2009

10/03/2009

*The Holburne Museum of Art sets project start date *

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Holburne Plans for New Basement Agreed

17/12/2008

*Holburne Museum’s Planning Application Agreed*

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The Holburne Alive & Kicking!

11/11/2008

The Holburne Museum is currently closed for a development project of restoration and extension, but as its support for Bath City Youth Football Club under 12s team shows, it is very much alive and kicking.

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Rare Seventeenth-Century Cabinet Goes on Display at the Wallace Collection

07/11/2008

*The Holburne Museum’s magnificent seventeenth-century English cabinet has been restored and will be displayed at the Wallace Collection, London from 22 November 2008 to 31 May 2009.*

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Half Term Workshops Give Portraits a Makeover

04/11/2008

*The Holburne Collection as never seen before* - *Photo** Board Museum** Character Cut-Out*

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The Holburne Portrait Prize Winner 2008

20/10/2008

*The Holburne announces the winner of the 2008 Portrait Prize*

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The Big Draw 2008

10/10/2008

*THE BIG DRAW - JOIN IN* *Saturday 18 October* *12 noon to 3pm* *FREE *

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The Holburne Amends Plans for New Basement

07/10/2008

Since the Holburne’s closure the Development Team have been working with archaeologists, engineers and contractors to prepare the site for building work.

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Volunteer Days

14/05/2012

*Volunteer Open Days

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Evening Concerts

14/08/2012

THE HOLBURNE MUSEUM EVENING CONCERT SERIES ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JASON THORNTON

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SchoolsPortraits

*Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter* Oscar Wilde

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Toilet Project

24/07/2013

The 'Toilet Project' is running across the UK and is the work of Korean artist Meekyoung Shin.

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Parents4Play

HOLBURNE EARLY YEARS WORKSHOPS

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Zoffany

29/08/2013

This September sees the arrival at the Holburne Museum of another wonderful painting by the German-born portrait painter Johan Zoffany.

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Europe at War

Europe at War: A Hidden Record

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