The House of Spoons – virtual installation by the Holburne Museum, Bath

A virtual installation was created as part of the Pathways to Wellbeing programme at the Holburne Museum, Bath.


With the closure of Bath Museum’s (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) they had to think creatively about how to keep connected with all the people they usually support and inspire in their weekly group sessions. So the House of Spoons collaborative piece brings together their regular participants and the wider creative community of artists, makers and museum-curious people which has grown around the virtual art group the Museum has been running.

The project invited people to ‘show us your spoons!’ Entries came from far and wide, with 60 video clips and images woven together by filmmaker Niki Jewett to create an imaginary house full of spoons all inspired by Sir William Holburne’s love of silver spoons!

The film is made from many individual creative acts, all made in isolation, but brought together as a poignant collaborative effort from the kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and sitting rooms of people living in lockdown. The Holburne Museum would like to thank everyone who shared a spoon!

Watch the film and virtual installation here 

For more information about how to get involved in Creativity4Wellbeing – The Holburne Museum’s Virtual Art Group, visit

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