I hope this newsletter finds you well and as the dark nights are now drawing in, you are settling into the autumn season.
With the autumn comes many exciting things to the Holburne Museum to keep your spirits high. The Gold exhibition has been a great start and has drawn in many visitors in its opening weeks, I’m sure that the high quality sparkle of this exhibition has the longevity to keep up those numbers over the coming months.
There are many other fantastic things happening this season such as our annual Lantern Procession. This will once again start at the Museum, and then make its way up Great Pultney Street, sweeping into the town centre and shining with a celebratory end in Parade Gardens. This year the children of the lantern procession will separate off near the Bath Abbey and be the metaphorical and ever so special beacon that ignites the Christmas lights in Bath. This is a great opportunity to show how much of an impact our museum can make on the city and really gives us a better platform in terms of community involvement. (The Lantern Procession will take place on Thursday 19th November) We would love you to be involved in this spectacle so please do let your duty manager know if you are free to come and help.
Coming up on Monday 16th November is Catrin Jones’ volunteer training lecture about the Michael Eden: History Re-Printed exhibition being installed in the Davidson Gallery (Ballroom). Don’t miss the opportunity to come along and learn from our programme, this is something quite special that we will be bringing into the museum Michael Eden’s concept of re-printing classic historical designs echoes our lovely building and exhibitions programme. The talk will take place at 2.30pm so please let a Duty Manager know if you can make this session. (This exhibition will be opening Saturday 21st November until Monday 28th March 2016 and is FREE for the public to enjoy) You can also find some interesting information about the history of 3D printing in the section “Food for thought: 3D Printing” Below.
Lastly, with a festive sprig of jolliness, I’d like to invite you all to our annual Volunteer Christmas Party (Friday 4th December 6.30pm). This years theme will be Classic Christmas (interpret that as you will). We thought it would be a nice chance to dress up in your best, have a drink, some festive nibbles and socialise all together as one big team. If you can attend please let me (Joshua) or any of the Duty Mangers know, so we can plan out or catering needs. And if that’s not enough to entice you, I may even where a bowtie for the first time since I was a page boy when I was very small, this could be a historical moment.
This time of the year is about appreciating the people who are special to you, and it goes without saying our volunteer team mean the world to us. So we hope to see you there.
The new Rota for December is now available to see at:
Joshua, Spencer, Charlie, Hannah and Ben.