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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, 3 May 2018: Lots of condition checking

by Val Grant, Collections Assistant with thanks to Terah Walkup, Art Curator The hard work is continuing behind the scenes as we prepare our collections for the move to The Box. Staff are condition checking the permanent collections that will go into the galleries that are being developed for The Box. Myself and our other Collections […]

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Behind The Scenes, 4 April 2018: New images from the store and more

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to Terah Walkup, Art Curator; Lottie Clark, Curator and Jan Freedman, Natural History Curator Today’s post rounds up a range of collections-based news which I hope you’ll find interesting. You may have seen some of our recent social media posts about a project our curators are […]

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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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Can you identify this Plymouth school?

It’s back to school for many, so we thought this topic would be a good one to jog some memories! Not one, but two photographs this time. They were catalogued consecutively, which means they are likely to be the same school – but you can never be too sure! Our volunteer Madeleine had a look at these two photographs but […]

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Plymouth Seafront – can you date this photo?

We continue our series of photo mysteries with this rather lovely photograph of Plymouth seafront. It looks like the crowds are out making the most of the weather – though there don’t appear to be many in the sea, so perhaps it was too early for that! We don’t have a date for this particular photograph so […]

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First mystery solved… Devonport Mechanics Insitute

This photograph caused some interest in our office last week! It was catalogued as the interior of Devonport Guildhall, but our volunteer Madeleine was not convinced! Quite a bit of detective work followed, looking into various suggestions including whether it could have been Devonport Library. The racking and filing didn’t look like it was part of a library though. […]

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