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Build Update, 20 September 2017: Latest site updates

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 […]

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Plymouth History Heroes: Robert Borlase Smart

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. […]

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Plymouth Art Weekender 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Plymouth Art Weekender celebrates Plymouth as an exciting contemporary art destination and runs from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September 2017 with a number of projects and events supported by us.

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Museum On Tour, 7 September 2017: We The People Are The Work

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 […]

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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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Build Update, 23 August 2017: More progress on site

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 […]

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Plymouth History Heroes: Beryl Cook OBE

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 […]

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