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Behind The Scenes, 24 October 2018: Art UK Sculpture Project

by Lottie Clark, Art Curator We recently had Art UK at our offsite store to photograph, measure, weigh and research our sculpture collection. This work is part of a national project to document and record the sculpture held in public collections across the UK. The information will be able to view online from 2020. Read […]

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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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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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Decant Day, 5 April 2017: A New Scanner for SWFTA

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to James Gibbs at SWFTA for his great and informative Facebook posts! This week a piece of equipment arrived at the South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) that has been long-awaited – a brand new scanner. On the surface of it, this might not seem […]

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Decant Day, 21 December 2016: Light at the end of the tunnel

by Fiona Booth, Digital Engagement Officer Since my last update in early December so much work has been undertaken with the Museum decant. We can now finally say that all the collections that needed to be out the building and moved to our offsite store have gone! Huge congratulations are in order for all the […]

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Decant Day, 28 September 2016: Up Close with the Collections

by Steve Conway, Decant Officer Well it’s really happening.  The Museum has closed and the final push is on to clear our amazing collections out of the building ready for the contractors to start work in January. If you visited the Museum before we closed you would have seen us carefully packing collections from the […]

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Decant Day, 14 September 2016: Packing with the Public

by Lottie Clark, Art Curator Those of you who ventured into the Museum and Art Gallery in the last months before we closed would have noticed a hive of activity taking place in our ‘It’s A Wrap!’ exhibition. The reason for this is that we were lucky enough to have a dedicated area set aside […]

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