Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives News
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Has a month really gone by already? How about 12 of them? Since our last #BuildUpdate we’ve reached a whole year since the Museum and Art Gallery closed so building and construction could start. Time certainly flies when you have a huge redevelopment project to deliver! Just in […]
PRESS RELEASE: In partnership with the Istanbul Biennial, the Atlantic Project presents an international billboard project on the Civic Centre hoardings. The billboards launch to coincide with this year's Plymouth Art Weekender (22-24 September) and will remain on display until November.
Robert Borlase Smart was born in Kingsbridge, Devon in 1881. During his early life he attended Plymouth School of Art and Plymouth College of Art. From 1900-01 he attended the Royal College of Art, training as a teacher. From 1903-1913 he lived in Plymouth and worked as an art critic for the Western Morning News. […]
PRESS RELEASE: Preparations to get Plymouth's historic Elizabethan House ready to play its part in the Mayflower commemorations look set to get underway in the Autumn.
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer In 2016 Plymouth was awarded £635,000 from Arts Council England’s ‘Ambition for Excellence’ funding scheme. The money has enabled a number of organisations in the city to come together to establish ‘Horizon’ – a two-year visual arts programme which, amongst other things, will support a series of talent […]
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 […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Since our last #BuildUpdate the demolition of the post-war extension at the back of the former Central Library has been completed. With the building cleared you can really see the extent of the site for the first time – take a look at our web cam shot from […]
With the ‘Our Beryl’ exhibition currently on display at the Council House and receiving brilliant feedback from everyone who visits it, we just had to feature Beryl Cook OBE (1926-2008) as this month’s History Hero! Born Beryl Frances Lansley in Egham, Surrey in 1926, she would go on to produce an array of artworks full of larger […]