Next SSN study day at the Bowes Museum

We are delighted to announce the details of our next SSN study day, to be held at the Bowes Museum on Tuesday 19 September 2017. 

The Bowes Museum houses an exceptional collection comprising fashion and textiles, ceramics, glass, furniture, metalwork, and archaeology, all displayed throughout three floors of a magnificent French-styled building.

The collection of paintings at The Bowes Museum presents a comprehensive survey of European art from the 15th to the 19th centuries, including one of the largest collections of Spanish paintings in Britain. Amongst the collection are works such as 'The Tears of St. Peter' by El Greco, Goya’s 'Portrait of Juan Antonio Meléndez Valdés', and his 'Interior of a Prison'. The collection of French paintings is also the largest in the country, and includes many fine eighteenth century landscapes, including works by Boucher, Vernet, Robert, and Valenciennes. 

In July 2016, The Bowes Museum was successful in acquiring the outstanding painting St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child by Dieric Bouts the Elder, deemed one of the leading and most influential Netherlandish painters of his time.

Dieric Bouts the Elder, St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, c1440-1475 © The Bowes Museum

The museum is now embarking on an innovative partnership with York Art Gallery and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, each with their own excellent Old Master collections, to deliver a diverse and exciting activity programme surrounding the painting. 

This study day will present an opportunity to experience the rich and extensive collection at the Bowes Museum; to hear about the acquisition of the Bouts painting, as well as future plans for the partnership project.

The programme for the day can be found here.

To book a place, and to request a travel bursary, please email by Monday 11 September 2017.