Director of Holburne Museum to talk about its recent redevelopment

The Holburne Museum in Bath re-opened to the public last weekend after a major redevelopment project.

Dr Alexander Sturgis, the museum director, will talk about the redevelopment and what it has achieved at a free public lecture at the University of Bath on 1 June.

Dr Sturgis studied history at Oxford University before completing a PhD in art history at the Courtauld Institute, London.

He worked at the National Gallery for 14 years before being appointed Director of the Holburne Museum in 2005.

Holburne Museum extension

He said: “As well as transforming the building with Eric Parry’s bold new extension, the project has transformed the way in which the museum’s collections are displayed and understood, and allowed the museum to play a far more vital role within the culture of the city and region than was possible before.”

The lecture is part of the University’s General University Lecture Programme (GULP). Others in the series include:

·  15 June - Alex von Tunzelmann delivers ‘Red Heat in the Cold War: How US policy in the Caribbean nearly caused the end of the world’.

The lectures take place on the main University campus at Claverton Down from 5.15pm to 6.30pm in 8 West 1.1.  Free parking is available in the West Car Park after 5pm.

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