Two new public events from Bath Spa University students and Bath museums

May 23 2012 11:45 AM

Final year Heritage students at Bath Spa University are working in partnership with the Holburne Museum and No. 1 Royal Crescent to present two new public events.

Opening on Saturday 26 May, ‘Sculpture Culture’ is a trail of sculpture around the city which complements the new exhibition at the Holburne Museum ‘Presence: the Art of Portrait Sculpture’. Families can follow the trail to discover and explore the rich variety of portrait sculpture in Bath.

Dr. Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Holburne Museum said: "Working with Bath Spa University Heritage students is partly about us helping to prepare students for the wider world beyond university, and anything we can do to show how museums really work is valuable, but it also brings an enormous amount to us – the dialogue is two way."

‘Bringing you the Whole Story’ is a new travelling community exhibition which has been developed by students with the Bath Preservation Trust and No. 1 Royal Crescent. The aim of the exhibition is to document the major redevelopment of the historic house museum at No. 1 and No. 1a Royal Crescent and to encourage local community engagement with the project. The exhibition opens on Friday 1 June at the Building of Bath Collection at the Countess of Huntingdon Chapel at 6:30pm. It will then go on tour to a variety of Bath Preservation Trust events over the coming months.

Tom Boden, Head of Education and Audience Development for the Bath Preservation Trust and No. 1 Royal Crescent said: "We have worked with Bath Spa University Heritage students for a number of years and their contribution has proved a real asset to the Bath Preservation Trust. Their creativity, enthusiasm and capability have resulted in an innovative exhibition which I'm sure will prove very engaging for families and local residents."

Dr Kristin Doern, Heritage Subject Leader at Bath Spa University said: "Every year we raise the bar for our students and they continue to exceed expectations. This wouldn’t be possible without the commitment, professional guidance, and passionate engagement of colleagues at the Holburne Museum, Bath Preservation Trust, and the range of museums and heritage organisations we work with in Bath and the South West."

Both projects will be launched at a private celebration at the Holburne Museum on Thursday 31 May.