Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives Blog
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 […]
by Lottie Clark, Art Curator and Emma Philip, Fine Art Curator We’re marking the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy (RA) this autumn, otherwise known as RA250. Today’s post by two of the Curators from our Art Department explores it founding principles and one of its most significant founding members. When the […]
by Stacey Turner, Events and Audience Development Coordinator In 1916, over 95,000 farm labourers from remote Northern China volunteered to leave their homes. They packed their belongings, said goodbye to their families and began a three-month journey to the Western Front. Many of them would never return. These men were the Chinese Labour Corps; a […]
BLOG POST - 4 October 2018: Get an overview of our vision for the restoration of the Elizabethan House.
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 […]
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 […]
BLOG POST - 12 September 2018: See the amazing new colour scheme that's been created for the huge King Billy figurehead.
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 […]