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Museum On Tour, 22 August 2018: Cook 250

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 […]

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Behind The Scenes, 18 July 2018: Supporting South West Artists

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to Jodie Bishop, Public Art Officer Behind the scenes we’re supporting some South West-based artists with their work at their moment and I thought I’d shine a light on their projects. We’ll be talking about each of them in more detail in the coming months too. […]

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Museum On Tour, 13 June 2018: Summer’s on its way

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer We’ve had a busy few weeks with our ‘On Tour’ programme and the Plymouth History Festival and are now getting ready for an even busier summer. Before I preview what’s coming up, here’s our latest progress report video which summarises some of the main things that happened between […]

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Behind The Scenes, 26 May 2018: Neogeographies #1 – A research visit to the collections store

This year marks 250 years since Captain James Cook set sail from Plymouth aboard HMS Endeavour. Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives holds first editions of the memoirs of Cook’s Voyages in our Designated collection, the Cottonian Collection. Artist Helen Snell has recently secured Arts Council England funding for a Cook 250-inspired project called ‘Neogeographies’ in partnership […]

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Museum On Tour, 14 February 2018: 1768 – what a year that was

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer A new year means a new series of exhibitions, events and activities – even though our building is closed. 2018 is shaping up to be another important twelve months for us as we move ever-closer to the opening of The Box – but did you know that 1768 […]

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