Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives Blog
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer We’ve had a really hectic couple of weeks since I was last able to write something for the blog. As a result, I thought I’d use today’s post to roundup some of the latest developments with our ‘On Tour’ programme. Firstly, we made a big announcement about our […]
We’ve looked at lighthouses and bridges as part of our continuing commemorations for the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Now it’s the turn of breakwaters. This print was purchased for our collections in 1911. It shows Mount Edgcumbe, Plymouth Sound and Plymouth Breakwater from Staddon.
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to Stacey Turner, Events and Audience Development Coordinator I’m going to use this month’s Build Update to primarily focus on the work that’s being done to St Luke’s Church – pictured here from the roof of the old Museum and Art Gallery building. Beginning life in […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer With the assistance of our building contractors Willmott Dixon we’ve been running hard hat tours for the public and community groups for a year now. They’ve proved to be really popular with spaces quickly being snapped up and some people returning each month to keep a close eye […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer A new year means a new series of exhibitions, events and activities – even though our building is closed. 2018 is shaping up to be another important twelve months for us as we move ever-closer to the opening of The Box – but did you know that 1768 […]
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Institution of Civil Engineers. One of our most recognisable feats of civil engineering is the Tamar Bridge. This fantastic black and white photograph from the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office shows it being built at the start of the 1960s.
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Over the last few years partnership working has become an increasingly important part of the way we work and we’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with a range of organisations and individuals, both locally and nationally. This is set to continue over the next couple of years while […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Welcome to our first Build Update of 2018! As has become the custom, here’s the most recent footage from the web cam. It gets a bit quieter in the second half when we took a break for Christmas, but the first half is interesting to watch as you can […]
by Stacey Anderson, Media Archivist and Russell Soper, Soperfect Images Russell Soper of Soperfect Images has been working with us on the development of our Media Lab gallery. Stacey Anderson, our Media Archivist and gallery lead, asked him a few questions to help explain his involvement. Read on to find out how he’s been helping us. […]
Plymouth is home to a number of pioneering structures. One of the most well-known is Smeaton’s Tower. This red and blue screen-printed poster of Smeaton’s Tower was acquired for our collections in 2014. It’s one of a series of posters entitled 'Plymouth's Most Spectacular Skyscrapers' created by Joshua Blackwell.