Tagged with maritime
BLOG POST, 16 October 2019: We’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of 14 Royal Naval figureheads. Their restoration is an amazing story in its own right, their history is just as fascinating - and it's all gone national!
PRESS RELEASE - 14 October 2019: 14 monumental Royal Naval figureheads will return to Plymouth next week to be displayed in The Box, after being restored in a hugely ambitious conservation project.
BLOG POST, 9 October 2019: Learn more about 'Tactile Change' and 'Mariner: a painted ship upon a painted ocean' - two great exhibitions we're supporting in the city this Autumn at the Levinsky Gallery and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art.
PRESS RELEASE - 23 September 2019: An epic maritime poem will be the inspiration for a major exhibition of international art in Plymouth. ‘Mariner: a painted ship upon a painted ocean’ is on display in The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth from Monday 23 September to Saturday 16 November.
BLOG POST - 11 September 2019: Discover more about the work Orbis Conservation have been doing to clean and conserve a collection of ship's badges ready for display in The Box in 2020.
BLOG POST, 15 May 2019: Find out about the work that one of our Collections Assistants has recently been carrying out on our fantastic Harmsworth Collection of art, bone and ship models.
Only the fishes see a shipbuilder’s finest ideas once his vessel has slipped into the sea. It is the precise shape of the hull, the swell and curve of the timbers that give the ideal compromise between stability and speed. The secrets of ship design were known only to their makers two centuries ago, and […]
by Rosemary Babichev We’ll be hearing lots about Sir Francis Chichester over the next couple of weeks. Perhaps the largest crowd ever to gather on Plymouth Hoe – a quarter of a million people – saw the 65 year-old sail home to finish the first west-east solo circumnavigation of the world fifty years ago, on […]
by Rosemary Babichev It was ‘Swallows and Amazons’ the classic children’s story of sailing and adventure on the Norfolk Broads that led Ellen MacArthur to choose the tack that made her a record breaking yachtswoman. She first hit the headlines sailing solo round the world aged only 24, little more than a decade after saving […]