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.
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to Terah Walkup, Art Curator; Lottie Clark, Curator and Jan Freedman, Natural History Curator Today’s post rounds up a range of collections-based news which I hope you’ll find interesting. You may have seen some of our recent social media posts about a project our curators are […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Today’s post brings you some updates from the work our archivists, curators and collections staff are doing on the film front and at our offsite store. Firstly, the winning artists for the 2018 Peninsula Arts Film Commission have been announced. Richard Broomhall (pictured right), Chris Bailey and Ieuan Jones […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer With the assistance of our building contractors Willmott Dixon we’ve been running hard hat tours for the public and community groups for a year now. They’ve proved to be really popular with spaces quickly being snapped up and some people returning each month to keep a close eye […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Over the last few years partnership working has become an increasingly important part of the way we work and we’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with a range of organisations and individuals, both locally and nationally. This is set to continue over the next couple of years while […]
by Stacey Anderson, Media Archivist and Russell Soper, Soperfect Images Russell Soper of Soperfect Images has been working with us on the development of our Media Lab gallery. Stacey Anderson, our Media Archivist and gallery lead, asked him a few questions to help explain his involvement. Read on to find out how he’s been helping us. […]
BLOG POST - 10 January 2018: Find out more about the research we're undertaking for our major 'Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy' exhibition.