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 Terah Walkup, Art Curator One afternoon I received an excited phone call from fellow art curator Emma who couldn’t wait to tell me her new-found knowledge: Brook Watson was a Janner! Brook Watson is better known as the central figure in an iconic work of American art history: John Singleton Copley’s ‘Watson and the […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Earlier this year I did a round up of some of the projects and initiatives that were being supported by the South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA). The team have been hard at work providing archive film to a number of other regional events in recent weeks […]
by Susan Leedham, Cottonian Project Assistant Behind the scenes, we’re preparing to publish the catalogue of our historically important Cottonian Collection online later this year. As part of this we’ve had the opportunity to have a closer look at some of the exciting prints within the collection. Whilst cataloguing a portfolio of prints after portraits […]
This year marks 250 years since Captain James Cook set sail from Plymouth aboard HMS Endeavour. Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives holds first editions of the memoirs of Cook’s Voyages in our Designated collection, the Cottonian Collection. Artist Helen Snell has recently secured Arts Council England funding for a Cook 250-inspired project called ‘Neogeographies’ in partnership […]
by Fiona Booth, Digital Engagement Officer Recently I’ve been working with colleagues to plan, develop and test out new online learning resources. One project with our Learning Officers, Sara Norrish and Charlotte Gunn, has looked at digital activities for families. Most people access our website now using a mobile or tablet. When The Box opens, […]
by Susan Leedham, Cottonian Project Assistant Recently, as part of a digitisation project we’re undertaking, we’ve been preparing our historically significant Cottonian Collection. This has allowed us to spend more time getting up close to the incredible artworks contained in the collection, and uncovering some of their secrets. This vivid watercolour shows the ancient poet […]
by Val Grant, Collections Assistant with thanks to Terah Walkup, Art Curator The hard work is continuing behind the scenes as we prepare our collections for the move to The Box. Staff are condition checking the permanent collections that will go into the galleries that are being developed for The Box. Myself and our other Collections […]
BLOG POST: Find out what happened when we moved the impressive figurehead of HMS Tamar so it can undergo conservation treatment in London.
BLOG POST: See a series of video clips that bring you up to date with our figureheads project.