Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives Blog

Behind The Scenes, 24 October 2018: Art UK Sculpture Project

by Lottie Clark, Art Curator We recently had Art UK at our offsite store to photograph, measure, weigh and research our sculpture collection. This work is part of a national project to document and record the sculpture held in public collections across the UK. The information will be able to view online from 2020. Read […]

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Build Update, 26 September 2018: Topping out and more!

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer We reached another major milestone for The Box this month when we held a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony to mark the structural completion of the building. Here’s the most recent time lapse footage from our web cam which captures the progress being made on site before the event took […]

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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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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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