12 February 2015

Roman Cameo Glass Fragment Purchased for the Bomford Collection of Ancient Glass


The Bomford Collection recently bought, with help from the Friends of Bristol Art Gallery and the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives, a beautiful piece of Roman cameo glass.  Thank you for your support.

The popularity of cameo glass developed and waned in the space of about 75 to 100 years in the first century. It is known from about 20 complete pieces and many fragments.

9 February 2015

2013 - 2014 Conservations



'Donkey Ride’ by Eva Gonzales: the problems with this conservation were described in the November 2012 edition of The Bulletin. In the event it has taken far longer than hoped to complete the work, and following Carolyn Lamb’s decision to leave the service in the summer, it is unlikely that work can be re-started on this painting until Spring 2015.

‘Genoa Lighthouse and the Temple of Minerva Medica’ by Claude-Joseph Vernet 1746.