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Behind the Scenes of an Exhibition

23 February, Refreshments at 10.30, talk at 11:00 - 12.00, £12 Friends; £15 Guests

Behind the Scenes of an Exhibition

Join The Bowes Museum's Exhibition Manager, George Harris, in a talk about how an exhibition comes to life.  Booking required.


Clocks and Automata

16 March, Refreshments at 10.30, talk at 11:00 - 12.00, £12 Friends; £15 Guests

Clocks and Automata

Matthew Read, the Museum's Specialist Horologist is going to take you on a journey about clocks and automatons, including the majestic Silver Swan. Booking required.




The Oriental Museum, Durham

23 March, Refreshments at 10.30, talk at 11:00 - 12.00, £12.00 Friends; £15.00 Guests

The Oriental Museum, Durham Join us and Charlotte Spink, the Access and Community Engagement Officer from Durham’s Oriental Museum to find out more about the Oriental Museum and their events. Booking required.

The Protection of Cultural Property in the event of War

20 April, Refreshments at 10.30, talk at 11:00 - 12.00, £12.00 Friends; £15.00 Guests

The Protection of Cultural Property in the event of War

Join Prof Peter Stone, from the Newcastle University in a talk about art and war. Booking required.


A Self Portrait: Salvador Dalí

27 April, Refreshments at 10.30, talk at 11:00 - 12.00, £12.00 Friends; £15.00 Guests

A Self Portrait: Salvador Dalí

Howard Burnham, Actor/Historian who now lives in the USA, presents his one-man illustrated show about the great Spanish artist and eccentric, Salvador Dalí. Booking required.


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Further Information


You may be interested in hearing this talk : Bartolomé Esteban Murillo: 400 Anniversary to be given by Bernadette Petti, on the  Spanish Baroque painter Murillo (1617-1682)  in the Jubilee room on the 9th of February at 2.15pm.  Bernadette first delivered the talk in November '17  at the Wallace Collection for the Art Fund.

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Further details of forthcoming Friends’ Events will always be found in the centre pages (12 & 13) of each issue of our quarterly newsletter 
Bowes Arts (see link to recent issues in the right-hand column).

Booking and Information
: To book tickets for any Friends' Event or to gain further information, contact the Friends' Office, tel 01833 690606 ext.233 or email: friends@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Tickets may also be booked by completing the Booking Form included in the quarterly "Bowes Arts" and sending it to:
The Friends' Office (Events)
The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle
DL12 8NP

When booking tickets, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope; without this, tickets will have to be collected.

The Friends' office is run by volunteers and it is not, therefore, always possible to speak to someone. However, you may leave a message on the answer phone or in an email and a response will be sent at the earliest opportunity.