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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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Decant Day, 3 May 2017: News from the offsite store

by Lottie Clark, Curator of Decorative Art Spring has finally sprung and we’ve now set up our permanent home at ‘MASS’, our offsite store! The last few months have seen many changes at the store. We are now housing all the art collections (including fine art, decorative art, sculpture and costume), our Designated Cottonian Collection, […]

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Decant Day, 5 April 2017: A New Scanner for SWFTA

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to James Gibbs at SWFTA for his great and informative Facebook posts! This week a piece of equipment arrived at the South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) that has been long-awaited – a brand new scanner. On the surface of it, this might not seem […]

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Decant Day, 8 March 2017: Working round the clock

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Since the decant of the Museum building came to an end our curatorial staff have found themselves with another huge mountain to climb – this time with the development of the content for the permanent galleries that will feature in the History Centre. It’s been a punishing few […]

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Decant Day, 8 February 2017: Bows, arrows, axes and spears

By Steve Conway, Decant Officer As you know we have finished the decant of the Museum and Art Gallery building, which is now in the process of being turned into a construction site. The final few weeks towards the end of last year were extremely busy. Now we have all the objects safely moved to […]

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Decant Day, 14 January 2017: An emotional milestone

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer We’ve had a short break from blogging while staff take a well deserved Christmas holiday and then have a couple of weeks to get back into the swing of things – but we’d like to wish you all a belated Happy New Year! We’re feeling a bit nostalgic […]

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Decant Day, 21 December 2016: Light at the end of the tunnel

by Fiona Booth, Digital Engagement Officer Since my last update in early December so much work has been undertaken with the Museum decant. We can now finally say that all the collections that needed to be out the building and moved to our offsite store have gone! Huge congratulations are in order for all the […]

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Decant Day, 7 December 2016: Making more progress with Momart

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer We’ve only got a couple weeks left until the decant of the Museum and Art Gallery is due to be completed. Time certainly flies when you’re busy and it only seems like yesterday since we were getting ready to close our building let alone empty it! Staff and […]

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Decant Day, 23 November 2016: Ground floor gallery objects on the move

By Fiona Booth, Digital Engagement Officer As a member of the Programmes Team, I’m not directly involved in the physical move of the Museum and Art Gallery’s collections. That’s primarily been the significant task for our Collections Team and our MA Team (front of house) with volunteers ably supporting. However, it’s been really interesting to […]

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Decant Day, 9 November 2016: Packing up the Cottonian Collection

By Susan Leedham, Cottonian Collection Researcher As we near the halfway point of Decant (ready for building work to start in the New Year) it was time to move one of our most important pieces – our nationally designated Cottonian Collection. The Cottonian Collection was gifted to the people of Plymouth in 1853 for our […]

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