Uni sponsors Holburne’s new Silver exhibition

A new exhibition sponsored by the University of Bath has opened at the Holburne Museum called Silver: Light and Shade.

As part of the 50th anniversary of the University of Bath and the Holburne’s centenary programme, the two organisations have collaborated on a new exhibition bringing together historic and contemporary silver masterpieces to investigate the texture, form and colour of this precious metal.

Silver: Light & Shade explores the different processes used by silversmiths to create a range of surface textures and patterns

Opening the exhibition at a private view on 20 October Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath said: “We are delighted to sponsor this exhibition which underlines the important and ongoing relationship between our two institutions. Silver: Light and Shade demonstrates real creativity combined with excellent scientific and technical knowledge put to good purpose. This is what the University of Bath strives to do every day through its research and teaching.”

The exhibition shows an extraordinary selection of objects on loan from UK museums and private collections which are displayed alongside highlights from the Holburne's collection.

The University of Bath's Chemistry Department has been collaborating with the Holburne on an interactive space exploring 'The Science of Silver' which includes information on the use of silver nanoparticles in stained glass and the antimicrobial properties of silver and activities for children.

The exhibition runs until 22 January 2017 and is free to University staff and students on presentation of their library card.

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