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Behind the Scenes, 6 December 2017: Public Art in Plymouth

by Jodie Bishop, Public Art Officer It’s fair to say that life as a Public Art Officer is certainly pretty varied! Public art describes any creative work carried out by an artist in a public space. Projects can range from large permanent sculptures, performances of dance, theatre and music to temporary installations or short events […]

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Build Update, 29 November 2017: More progress and discoveries

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer I’ll start today’s post by bringing you up to speed with the time lapse footage from the construction site web cam. Here’s the footage from September and October which we haven’t yet shared on the blog. We do post this footage on our YouTube channel each month too. Other […]

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Behind the Scenes, 24 November 2017: Gallery Plans and PDF

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer I was unable to post last week due to the dreaded winter lurgy but while I was away sneezing some of my colleagues held two really well-attended consultation sessions. They were really pleased with the turnout and the feedback they received so many thanks to everyone who came […]

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Behind the Scenes, 8 November 2017: Starting the figureheads journey

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Some of you may have seen the press release that went out earlier this week about the two Royal Navy figureheads that have left Plymouth for analysis and conservation work. ‘King Billy’ and ‘Topaze’ are the first of 14 figureheads that will be coming on loan to The […]

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Behind the Scenes, 25 October 2017: Merchant’s House Decant

by Val Grant, Museum Assistant The role of Collections Assistant for Plymouth Museums Galleries and Archives was created in 2017. At present the team consists of Jackie, Claire and myself (Val). Our role is a busy one which we absolutely love involving numerous projects for the new galleries for The Box. Recently we have also […]

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Behind the Scenes, 11 October 2017: Creating a video legacy for The Box

by Lizzy Allen, Soundview Media Soundview is a Plymouth-based video production company. We love our city and have been excited to watch its regeneration and growth in recent years. So we were really pleased, when in 2015,  we were asked to create a video legacy for one of the symbols of that regeneration: The Box. Our task was […]

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Behind the Scenes, 27 September 2017: Engaging communities with creativity

by Fiona Evans, Vital Sparks Producer It was in September four years ago when Vital Sparks was launched to help communities run their own creative projects. The scheme is a partnership between Plymouth Culture and Plymouth City Council and is funded by Arts Council England. The idea was to use art to grow confidence and vigour in neighbourhoods that were tired of […]

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Behind The Scenes, 30 August 2017: A trip to the offsite store

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer I went to our offsite store for the first time recently and was given a tour by our Registrar Nicki Thomas. I took a few snaps while she was showing me around which I thought I would share with you in this week’s post. Our works are stored […]

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