SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story

SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story


26 January – 6 May 2019

A groundbreaking exhibition looking at the role of antique dealers over the last 200 years - the first time the history of objects and dealers has been the subject of an exhibition staged in a public museum

 

Featuring 25 stunning internationally important objects, SOLD! will tell the stories of their lives before they became museum pieces.

Items on show include a 9cm high Fabergé miniature table on loan from the Royal Collection, a gilded warrior bought for just £16 in 1960, belonging to the V&A Museum, and a wealth of objects with fascinating stories behind them from all over the country.

Dr Mark Westgarth also curated the 'Antique Dealers: Buying, Selling and Collecting' exhibition opened until the 25 May at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery at The University of Leeds. This display reveals the individual character and rich history of antique dealers.Find all details here


 

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SOLD! Gallery tours

21 March, 2.15, Free for pass holders or normal admission

SOLD! Gallery tours

Join our curatorial team to find out more about our pioneering exhibition SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story.


SOLD! Gallery tours

4 April, 2.15, Free for pass holders or normal admission

SOLD! Gallery tours

Join our curatorial team to find out more about our pioneering exhibition SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story.


SOLD! Gallery tours

2 May, 2.15, Free for pass holders or normal admission

SOLD! Gallery tours

Join our curatorial team to find out more about our pioneering exhibition SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story before it closes on 5 May.


Tea with David Harper

16 March, 2.15-4.00, £15 Adults, £14 FOBM, £7.50 Children (under 18's)

Tea with David Harper Join TV’s David Harper for a fun afternoon of antiques antics. Enjoy stories of rare finds, fakes & fortunes and life behind the camera. Why not bring along your favourite item and David will select his favourites to star in his talk. Ask him your questions over a cup of tea, and then enjoy a visit to Sold! 

Book here.


Printing Patterns

22 February, 11:00 – 4:00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Printing Patterns

People of all ages can have a go at creating block patterns in this printing workshop led by the education team.  All materials will be provided


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The Bowes Museum is looking forward to welcoming you on the 17 May


Staff have been busy behind the Museum’s closed doors getting everything ready to welcome visitors back safely.

Café Bowes has undergone a refurbishment and has a new menu waiting to be sampled, the Museum has been deep cleaned, new signage is in place reminding you to adhere to social distancing, hand sanitisation stations have been refilled, the shop has been restocked and staff are being trained ready to greet you back in a safe and timely manner.

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions is now hanging in the main exhibition gallery ready to wow visitors through to January 2022 and, due to social distancing measures, entry to the display will be by a separate timed exhibition entrance ticket that needs to be booked, at no extra cost, before visiting. Song has also been reinstated in the Music Room so people can enjoy the sound of the instruments. A varied programme of activity is being planned throughout May and June which we hope you will participate in.

Entry to the Museum will be by timed slots and tickets will have to be pre-booked online here or by calling 01833 690606. The Museum will be open from 10.00 to 5.00 daily. Masks will need to be worn throughout the Museum, shop and café, except when eating or where exemptions apply.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!