7 August 2020 As you probably know, traditionally St Barbe runs Children’s Activities in the Museum over the school holidays – we didn’t want the current Covid restrictions to make this August any different. With us unable to socially distance in our McCarthy Room we have taken ‘St Barbe at Large’ outside in the fresh …

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3 September 2020 Do you remember our wonderful ‘Inspire Weekend’ last year with workshops, live music, community weaving and brilliant characters in costume? Obviously, we can’t do any of that in 2020 BUT we have a new exciting plan to bring St Barbe to the High Street. St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery are uniting with shops …

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9 July 2020 St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery recently worked with BA (Hons) History Students from Bournemouth University on a project to support them in becoming Public Historians. The project looked at the role of the Home Front in the New Forest during World War II. The original plan was to create a mini …

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23 June 2020 We are delighted to announce the artists that have been selected for our Open Exhibition 2020! Thank you to everyone that entered, there was an extremely high standard of artwork which challenged the judges. Artwork selected for the exhibition needs to be brought in to St Barbe on Monday 29 or Tuesday …

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9 June 2020 Davina Downes won the Blake Morgan Best Painting Award 2019 at our Open Exhibition. We discuss tips on starting to paint and winning a prize! Click here to see [ VIDEO DOES NOT WORK]

15 May 2020 St Barbe may be closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but we still want to celebrate #internationalmuseumday on 18 May. The staff and trustees at St Barbe have curated their own Collection from home – objects that mean something What would you add to the collection from your home? Join in on …

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13 May 2020 Local contemporary landscape artist, Pete Gilbert talks about the St Barbe Open Watch this interview on how he became a professional artist and tips on entering the Open exhibition:

5 May 2020 Did you know that the World Health Organisation has designated 2020 as the “International Year of the Nurse and midwife”, in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale? Little did the World Health Organisation know that the Covid-19 epidemic would take hold and highlight the role of the …

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16 April 2020 UPDATE! submissions for the Open exhibition will CLOSE at 5pm on Sunday 14 June 2020 – more dates to follow. We will be contacting all the artists that have already submitted next week! St Barbe invites you to stay at home and let your imagination run riot! The Coronavirus may have forced …

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23 March 2020 St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery closed temporarily from Monday 23 March until further notice     Dear Friends,    Following the latest advice from Public Health England regarding the coronavirus, I have  taken the difficult decision to close the museum temporarily. The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is …

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