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Museum On Tour, 19 September 2018: RA250 – Great Artists, Great Teachers

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Art means different things to different people, but everyone remembers a great artist. They may be a name whose work you’ve never seen but who have a reputation for brilliance. They may be the creator of something that captures your imagination while you’re walking through a gallery or […]

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Behind The Scenes, 12 September 2018: Adding colour to King Billy

with thanks to Orbis Conservation for the information and images that are featured in today’s post Last week we posted an update about our Topaze figurehead, today it’s the turn of Royal William, the figurehead everyone affectionately refers to as King Billy. Like our most recent figureheads post, today’s information and images come from Orbis […]

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Behind The Scenes, 5 September 2018: Putting Topaze back together

Many thanks to Orbis Conservation for the information and images featured in today’s post Over the last few months we’ve shared information about two of the 14 figureheads we’ll be taking on loan from the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Topaze and Royal William (otherwise known as King Billy) left Plymouth and went to […]

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Build Update, 29 August 2018: Lots of visitors and a large cantilever

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer It’s been another hectic month for everyone working on The Box project and we’ve had some important visitors to the site in recent weeks. One of those visitors was UK Tourism Minister, Michael Ellis. He was on a three-day visit to the South West where he also went […]

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Museum On Tour, 22 August 2018: Cook 250

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer If you regularly follow our blog or attend our events you’ll know that this week, 26 August to be precise, marks 250 years since Captain James Cook set sail from Plymouth on board the Endeavour on a voyage of exploration (1768-1771). His mission was two-fold: to record the […]

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Behind The Scenes, 15 August 2018: Elizabethan House Investigations

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer If you’ve been following our news in recent months you’ll know that plans to restore and reinterpret our historic Elizabethan House have been making progress. Earlier this month we were thrilled to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund had awarded £142,000 to the project to help with developing […]

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Museum On Tour, 8 August 2018: The Power of Knitting

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer It may sound a bit unlikely, but knitting is something that has a bit of a recurring theme with us. In our ‘Beryl Cook at Home’ exhibition at the Council House last year we featured a recreation of Cook’s studio complete with some of her sketch books, fan […]

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Behind The Scenes, 1 August 2018: Putting our Public Art Audit Online

by Jennifer Crowther, Research Volunteer Life post graduation can be very strange. You spend years of your life studying hard, working on those ‘transferable skills’, volunteering and working all the tedious part time jobs you can imagine. All of this with the aim of landing your dream job, or something within the vicinity of that […]

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Build Update, 25 July 2018: From temporary roofs to permanent jobs

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to Fiona Booth, Digital Engagement Officer and Willmott Dixon The building has continued to move on at some pace during July. The concrete frame on the extension is all but complete with stair access and lift shafts. This means all parts of the extension are now […]

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