The imposing Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, is one of the country's most beautiful museums with a nationally acclaimed art collection, and the much loved Silver Swan automaton dating from 1773. Adrian has developed the museum to hold a series of high profile exhibitions including the first ever British exhibition dedicated to designer Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood’s shoes and Birds of Paradise exhibition and the Shoes, Pleasure and Pain exhibition the only UK venue outside London to stage this exhibition before touring internationally to the USA and China.