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Aliens invade The Bowes Museum

16 April - 16 June, 2019

Aliens invade The Bowes Museum

Aliens will be descending on The Bowes Museum as part of our latest exhibition.

The Alien Beach Party has been created by the Museum's GeTINvolved group and features some weird and wonderful creatures, inspired by our collection and books by Nick Sharratt.

Visitors to the exhibition can also enter a writing competition, which will be open until 16 June, with the winners being announced on 20 July when they'll be presented with their prizes by Nick Sharratt himself.


Easter fun at The Bowes Museum

9 April - 23 April 2019

Easter fun at The Bowes Museum

We've got lots of egg-citing events happening over the Easter holidays at The Bowes Museum.

Come and join in the fun, from taking part in an Easter egg hunt, to nature trails and even an Alien Beach Party there's something for everyone to enjoy!


#Untitled10 2019 Open Call

#Untitled10 2019 Open Call

The Bowes Centre is looking for contemporary crafters from across the North of England to take part in a new exhibition, #Untitled10 2019.

The Bowes Centre, which is based in The Bowes Museum, is hoping to build on the success of #Untitled10 2018, which saw works by 10 artists placed around the Museum, often beside objects or items in the collection that had inspired them.

People interested in taking part have until 29 March to apply in curatorspace.com, with an information day being held on 26 March.

 


Clock this....

27 & 28 March 10.00 - 4.00

Clock this....

Watch horologist Matthew Read as he takes one of The Bowes Museum's longcase clocks apart and carefully restores it to working order over 2 days.

He'll be joined by members of the Conservation team in the Blue Picture Gallery as they work on the mahogany neo-classical clock from the 1780's.


Goya’s Prison: The Year of Despair

23 March – 23 June 2019

Goya’s Prison: The Year of Despair

Visitors to The Bowes Museum have the chance to see an in depth exhibition focussing on a small but career defining painting created during a turning point in the life of the Spanish painter Goya, before a group of the Museum's key Spanish paintings go on loan to The Meadows Museum in Dallas in September.

The Director of The Bowes Museum, Adrian Jenkins, has curated this show, which looks specifically at the Museum's The Interior of a Prison.

This work was created after a tumultuous period in the painters life when he became severely ill and although he eventually recovered he was left profoundly deaf.


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