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September 2019



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Forgive the blurry photo from my phone - but this collection of hanging vases at the Holburne Museum is too perfect to miss out on. More below the cut show you the same section of the museum from different angles. It symbolises the original layout of the museum's founders' home, which was cluttered beyond belief. You can listen to the inventory of what was in their not-huge living room as it plays out for minute after minute after minute. But these vases are obviously not the original way they were displayed - it's making space and a visual statement at the same time. Very effective I think!

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That was very interesting. I hang my head in shame and admit to having a cluttered home also, but not by choice. There is no where to store things. Ever since we moved 7 years ago I have been unpacking, and I am deterred from doing more, as I know there are more treasures to clutter up the house. My husband keeps bringing home promotional glassware from the bottle shop too. I currently have 5 whisky glasses with the Grants logo printed on them. They are sitting on the only level space left in the living room, until such time as I find somewhere else to put them...perhaps pack them in a box and move to the shed?
It's a really fascinating hang - and I don't think it was that weird at the time, though they did collect nicer stuff than most of us!
Yes, I agree. It was very desirable and beautiful, the items in the collection.
What a unique way to display vases!
I was really excited to see it, as I had already heard a talk by the director about this hang (which is fairly new). He said there were some nervous moments when they actually hung the vases, and I believe him!
What a fantastic way to display them - especially as you can both look up at them and down at them.
It really is - especially the vases, but also the cluttered 'room' below, where you can see all the individual plates on the knickknack tables which you don't really notice when you're at ground level.

And clearly, I have found a way around the vertigo. Anything for Art!
That's fascinating!
What a marvelous way to display these. I love the entire concept, and the vases are quite beautiful also.

- Erulisse (one L)
Gorgeous - and what a clever way to display them.