Hallett Independent has been announced as the new sponsor of St Barbe Museum’s Art Gallery.  A well-respected insurance broker in the art world, Hallett Independent which has been based in Lymington for over 25 years, is a specialist firm of art insurance brokers for museums and galleries, artists and dealers.  They also provide high net …

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Black and white photo of man standing in front of jewellers shop

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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Metal plaque that reads civil defence

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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St Barbe Open Exhibition 2020

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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Oil on canvas of a landscape in blues and greys

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]

West German small vase with large base in red with black and white patterns

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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Pain on canvas of a winter tree scene by water in dark tones

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:

Old photo of three nurses in a living room, talking and relaxing

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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Open Sesame 2020

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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