BLOG POST - 12 December 2018: Throughout late 2108 we’ve been marking 250 years since the founding of the Royal Academy (RA), otherwise known as RA250 – and what better way to wrap up our coverage of this anniversary by highlighting Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir Charles Eastlake, both of whom were Presidents of the RA?
BLOG POST - 5 December 2018: Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846) and Solomon Alexander Hart (1806-1881) were two Plymouth-born painters who had very different experiences of the Royal Academy but who both produced dramatic, large-scale works.
Learn how we supported artist Stuart Crewes who created a series of etched glass panels for Smeaton's Tower for the 2018 Plymouth Art Weekender.
Museum On Tour, 7 November 2018: Engineering Plymouth – a film celebrating 500 years of engineering innovation
Find out how we've supported 'Engineering Plymouth' - a film commissioned by the Institution of Civil Engineering to celebrate 500 years of engineering innovation.
by Lottie Clark, Art Curator and Emma Philip, Fine Art Curator We’re marking the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy (RA) this autumn, otherwise known as RA250. Today’s post by two of the Curators from our Art Department explores it founding principles and one of its most significant founding members. When the […]
by Stacey Turner, Events and Audience Development Coordinator In 1916, over 95,000 farm labourers from remote Northern China volunteered to leave their homes. They packed their belongings, said goodbye to their families and began a three-month journey to the Western Front. Many of them would never return. These men were the Chinese Labour Corps; a […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Art means different things to different people, but everyone remembers a great artist. They may be a name whose work you’ve never seen but who have a reputation for brilliance. They may be the creator of something that captures your imagination while you’re walking through a gallery or […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer If you regularly follow our blog or attend our events you’ll know that this week, 26 August to be precise, marks 250 years since Captain James Cook set sail from Plymouth on board the Endeavour on a voyage of exploration (1768-1771). His mission was two-fold: to record the […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer It may sound a bit unlikely, but knitting is something that has a bit of a recurring theme with us. In our ‘Beryl Cook at Home’ exhibition at the Council House last year we featured a recreation of Cook’s studio complete with some of her sketch books, fan […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Today’s post highlights a number of collection items that we currently have out on loan. You’ll be able to see them on display over the summer if you’re visiting Exeter, Penzance or London. Childhood This exhibition explores the changing face of childhood from the 17th to 20th centuries […]