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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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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, 25 October 2017: Merchant’s House Decant

by Val Grant, Collections 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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Behind the Scenes, 28 June 2017: New members of the team

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Largely thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund support the History Centre project is receiving, we have recently welcomed some new members of staff. The roles they’ll be carrying out are quite varied and they all bring a range of skills and experience to the team. We thought you’d […]

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Decant Day, 31 May 2017: Collections Roundup

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer It’s been another busy few weeks for our Collections staff so I thought I’d round up a handful of the things they’ve been working on in this post. Plymouth – From Destruction to Construction We recently opened an exhibition at the Council House called ‘Plymouth – From Destruction […]

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