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Top team set to fit out The Box

PRESS RELEASE - 5 October 2018: The internationally renowned company that created the Victoria and Albert Museum's blockbuster David Bowie exhibition and 'Age of the Dinosaur' at the Natural History Museum has been selected to fit out The Box.

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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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Behind The Scenes, 16 May 2018: Cottonian watercolour reveals a surprise

by Susan Leedham, Cottonian Project Assistant Recently, as part of a digitisation project we’re undertaking, we’ve been preparing our historically significant Cottonian Collection. This has allowed us to spend more time getting up close to the incredible artworks contained in the collection, and uncovering some of their secrets. This vivid watercolour shows the ancient poet […]

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Decant Day, 9 November 2016: Packing up the Cottonian Collection

By Susan Leedham, Cottonian Collection Researcher As we near the halfway point of Decant (ready for building work to start in the New Year) it was time to move one of our most important pieces – our nationally designated Cottonian Collection. The Cottonian Collection was gifted to the people of Plymouth in 1853 for our […]

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Decant Day, May 25th 2016: Secret Love Poem Discovery?

By Lottie Clark, Decant Curator During any great development project involving collections you get an in-depth reintroduction to the treasures tucked away within the stores. While rifling through drawers of photographs, sketches or drawings; or working through boxes of costume; sky-high racks of painting and artworks; or cabinets of beetles, you’re bound to make discoveries […]

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Interview with Young Explainer: Rebecca Collins

Name: Rebecca Collins Favourite Sandwich: Uhm… Chicken and red pepper ciabatta from Costa. Where do you come from and what do you do? I’m from a small village called Abercrave in the Upper Swansea Valley, Wales. I’m an Illustrator and I study illustration at the University. I like to make mixed-media images for a variety of contexts […]

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