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Update!

A quick hello from the Young Explainers! We’ve had some very exciting developments recently and we’re here to share them with you. Many of our projects are coming into their final stages: the gallery text panel is written and about to be printed, the labels are nearly completed and ideas for a gallery catalogue are […]

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Welcome to the New Young Explainers!

It is with great pleasure that I can invite you to keep up to date, participate with and enjoy our progress as we take you on a dizzying romp through one of Plymouth’s most important artistic legacy, The Cottonian Collection. The whole collection was bequeathed to the city in 1862, the collection represents the artistic […]

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Make Do and Mend?

By Emma Philip, Curator of Fine Art When the ‘big one’ was taken apart for conservation, we found this wooden Oxo crate had been sawn up and used to repair the underside of two of the lower units.  We don’t know for sure, but it is feasible that these additions date from the initial transfer […]

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Wood From All Over the World

By Emma Philip, Curator of Fine Art The large bookcase (actually a pair of two bookcases originally – see below), was made in 1757 by Thomas Wood of London.  Each of the lower cabinet doors is veneered, inside and out, with rare specimen veneers from all over the globe. Over time and with changes in […]

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Tea at the Cottonian a Success!

What a success our first event of Young Explainers 2013 has been! On Friday the 11th of October we hosted an event at the Museum named ‘Tea at the Cottonian’; there were special guests including the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Vivien Pengelley, Peter Smith, the deputy leader of Plymouth City Council as well as Monika […]

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On the Road

By Emma Philip, Curator of Fine Art At the end of September I visited the workshops at Tankerdale’s base in Hampshire to meet the rest of the team and see for myself the large bookcase undergoing conservation treatment.  Here is Robin from Tankerdale, hard at work on the veneered cabinet doors (and of which more […]

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Our latest addition to the Collection…

By Emma Philip, Curator of Fine Art Meet Becky.  Becky has kindly volunteered her time to carry out some of the evaluation work surrounding this project.  We want to know what you think of the Cottonian Gallery, particularly the work we have done in redisplaying and interpreting the furniture throughout this past year. Becky will […]

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Meet the Experts!

By Emma Philip, Curator of Fine Art Don’t forget, you can soon hear all about the Cottonian Historic Furniture Project from two experts who have played a key role. On Tuesday October 22 at 1.10pm, Dr Adam Bowett will talk about his research into the furniture, its makers and many exotic specimen woods.  Click here […]

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The Cottonian Collection; A Brief History

Time is quickly running away with itself, and it is now time for the Art Bite scripts to be taking shape. An Art Bite is a twenty minute talk given by the Young Explainers to a small collection of the public within the gallery space. One of the Art Bites this year will be focused […]

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