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August 2017

Joséphine Bowes – The Woman of Fashion Celebrating 125 years of Her Museum

August 26, 2017 - January 7, 2018
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The Museum’s 125th anniversary celebrations continue with a new in-focus display in the award winning Fashion & Textile Gallery. The display pays tribute to founder Joséphine Bowes, who was a driving force behind the creation of The Bowes Museum, highlighting her influence as a socialite and devotee of fashion.

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October 2017

NADFAS Young Silversmith’s Chosen Collection

October 14, 2017 - January 21, 2018
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A stunning display of contemporary commissioned silverware, including a whisky jug inspired by the late musician Joe Cocker OBE, goes on show this autumn - the first time the objects will be seen in the North East of England. The exquisite pieces were created by second year jewellery and metalwork students of Sheffield Hallam University from 2004 to the present day, with the support of a bursary from NADFAS* (National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies) North East Area.

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November 2017

The Lost Traditions of Medieval Christmas Rediscovered at Barley Hall

November 16, 2017 - January 5, 2018

This is your chance to discover the hidden history of Christmas in medieval York at the beautifully decorated townhouse, Barley Hall.

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New Light Prize Exhibition

November 18, 2017 - February 18, 2018
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Hotly tipped as one of the most exciting contemporary shows in the North, this selling exhibition offers a range of prizes for work by Northern artists, with the overall winner awarded the prestigious Valeria Sykes Award of £10,000.

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Streatlam Castle: Rediscover the Home of John and Joséphine Bowes

November 25, 2017 - March 11, 2018
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In March 1959, the last remains of Streatlam Castle were blown up, destroying all traces of the stately home owned by the Bowes’ family for over 500 years. As part of The Bowes Museum’s 125th anniversary, this exhibition will recreate a detailed picture of the Castle and its contents as they would have been during John Bowes’ lifetime.

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