Artist Peter Blake Reopens The Holburne Museum
Artist Peter Blake poses for a photograph besides a copy of The Beatles Sgt Pepper LP album cover that he designed in 1967 as he reopens the Holburne Museum on May 12, 2011 in Bath, England. The new museum's first exhibition - which opens to the public on Saturday - is Peter Blake: A Museum for Myself and will for the first time show extraordinary objects from Peter Blakeâ€™s own collection together with a number of important works by the artist himself. The new Holburne Museum includes the restoration of its Grade I listed building and the construction of a striking new extension by Eric Parry Architects. The Museum houses a collection of fine and decorative arts built around the remarkable art collection of Sir William Holburne, first assembled in 19th century Bath, including works by Gainsborough, Zoffany and Turner.