Got a chance to meet Jennifer Scott – the new Director of the Holburne Museum – today and she’s very excited about the venue’s new exhibition which features the comic art of Thomas Rowlandson. He was one of the leading caricaturists of Georgian Britain and many of his cartoons feature Bath. The exhibition has just opened and will run through to February next year.
Jennifer has also been telling me what’s in store for this year’s Christmas theme at the Holburne – so stay with this article until the end to find out more!
She has come to Bath from her previous job as curator at the Royal Collection Trust. A job she has done since 2004. She has curated a number of major exhibitions for the Queen’s Galleries in London and Edinburgh.
Jennifer also worked with the Holburne Museum team last year on the Rembrandt Exhibition which also featured paintings from the Royal Collection.
But first – let’s talk about Thomas Rowlandson.
Jennifer has only been in the job for five weeks and was not about to divulge long-term plans for the Holburne. However she was able to give me a taster of what to expect at the museum this Christmas.