Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives Blog
BLOG POST - 5 September 2018: Find out about the conservation and consolidation work that are producing brilliant results for the Topaze figurehead.
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 […]
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 […]
BLOG POST - 15 August 2018: Watch video clips and find out more about the investigation work that's been taking place at the Elizabethan House.
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 […]
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 […]
This year marks 250 years since Captain James Cook set sail from Plymouth on an expedition during which he and his crew charted Tahiti, New Zealand and the eastern coast of Australia. He enlisted artists who made sketches, and then prints, of the plants, animals and people that lived there. We are supporting artist Helen […]
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 […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to Jodie Bishop, Public Art Officer Behind the scenes we’re supporting some South West-based artists with their work at their moment and I thought I’d shine a light on their projects. We’ll be talking about each of them in more detail in the coming months too. […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Today’s post highlights a number of collection items that we currently have out on loan. You’ll be able to see them on display over the summer if you’re visiting Exeter, Penzance or London. Childhood This exhibition explores the changing face of childhood from the 17th to 20th centuries […]