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