BLOG POST - 5 September 2018: Find out about the conservation and consolidation work that are producing brilliant results for the Topaze figurehead.
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 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 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, […]