Holburne turns Gold – until Jan 24th!

The Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum. Click on images to enlarge.

Bath stone may well turn to gold in the right light but while the effect on the Holburne Museum’s facade is magical – inside they have been offering people the opportunity of seeing lots of the real precious metal  in a new exhibition simply called ‘Gold.’

You’ve until January 24th to see it too!

Jennifer Scott, Director of the Holburne Museum.

Jennifer Scott, Director of the Holburne Museum.

For Director Jennifer Scott, it was a chance to bring to the city an exhibition which explores the enduring beauty and symbolism of gold through a selection of sixty exquisite works of art from the Royal Collection.

One that she herself curated in her former job with the trust which manages the public opening of the Queen’s official residences – and where she was Curator of Paintings.

Guests enjoying a private preview of the new Gold exhibition.

Guests enjoying a private preview of the new Gold exhibition.

The Virtual Museum attended a private preview for exhibition which runs  through to January 24th, 2016.

Nahoko Kojima and her paper cut sculpture in gold.

Nahoko Kojima and her paper cut sculpture in gold.

We also had a chance to see a contemporary piece of work which took Japanese paper cut artist Nahoko Kojima five months to create – and which compliments the main exhibition.

Just before the arrival of museum trustees, patrons and friends l had a chance to talk to Jennifer about what was on show.

As l understand it, this year’s Christmas tree at the Holburne will continue the gold theme with its decorations. It will be up there on the balcony – above the main entrance – and very visible through the length of Great Pulteney Street.

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