The next SSN Study Day, organised jointly by The National Gallery and Cannon Hall Museum (Barnsley Museums) and supported by the Pilgrim Trust, will take place on Thursday 28 June 2018 at Cannon Hall Museum.
Cannon Hall Museum is one of five sites run by Barnsley Museums in South Yorkshire and holds an excellent collection of decorative arts. It also currently hosts artworks from the De Morgan Foundation on long-term display in the ‘Family of Artists’ exhibition.
Cannon Hall’s fine art collection contains many exceptional works by 17th century Dutch and Flemish artists, as well as household names such as Canaletto, Hogarth and Constable. The Dutch paintings will provide the focus for this Study Day, having been the subject of an SSN bursary funded research project culminating in an exhibition and engagement programme in the summer of 2018.
The exhibition ‘A Dutch Golden Age: Painters, Places and People in the 17th Century’ has been designed to encourage engagement with Dutch Old Master paintings. Paintings from Cannon Hall Museum’s Harvey Collection, by artists such as Adriean van Ostade, Aert van der Neer and Jan van der Heyden, will be complemented by key loans such as the National Gallery’s ‘An Elderly Man as Saint Paul’ by Rembrandt and ‘Skittle Players Outside an Inn’ by Jan Steen.
The SSN Study Day will provide an insight into the conception of the exhibition and the research that supported it, as well as outlining Barnsley Museums’ overall approach to exhibitions and illustrating the engagement programme led by the Learning Team.