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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, 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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Museum On Tour, 7 June 2017: New exhibitions and events

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Summer was always a fun time at the Museum and Art Gallery before we closed. We would make sure we had exhibitions on display that were of interest to local residents and tourists. Our holiday workshop programme brought many families into the building and gave children lots of […]

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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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History Centre Heroes: Antony Jinman

by Rosemary Babichev Supreme Plymouth hero Robert Falcon Scott attempted to conquer the Antarctic by being the first to set foot there, and won fame for the boldness of his efforts to obtain this accolade for the nation, although it ended in tragedy for him and his team. In contrast Antony Jinman, the twelfth Britain […]

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Museum On Tour, 15 February 2017: Maker Memories #1

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer We’ve started highlighting some of the major community projects and initiatives we’re working on this year while our building is closed for the development of the History Centre. We’ve already blogged about the collections we’ve loaned out to a range of venues and started to share information about the walking tours […]

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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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