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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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Museum On Tour, 9 May 2018: Maker Memories #2

by Tony Davey, Learning Development Officer ‘Maker Memories’ is a community project that aims to capture the rich and diverse heritage of Maker Camp in South East Cornwall at a time when things for the venue are really changing. When we were getting ready to close the Museum and Art Gallery and considering which projects […]

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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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Elizabethan House set for work

PRESS RELEASE: Scaffolding will be going up shortly around the city’s Elizabethan House as part of an ambitious programme to bring the 400 year old building back to life.

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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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ICE 200: Plymouth Breakwater Print

We’ve looked at lighthouses and bridges as part of our continuing commemorations for the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Now it’s the turn of breakwaters. This print was purchased for our collections in 1911. It shows Mount Edgcumbe, Plymouth Sound and Plymouth Breakwater from Staddon.

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ICE 200: Tamar Bridge Photograph

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Institution of Civil Engineers. One of our most recognisable feats of civil engineering is the Tamar Bridge. This fantastic black and white photograph from the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office shows it being built at the start of the 1960s.

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ICE 200: Smeaton’s Tower Poster

Plymouth is home to a number of pioneering structures. One of the most well-known is Smeaton’s Tower. This red and blue screen-printed poster of Smeaton’s Tower was acquired for our collections in 2014. It’s one of a series of posters entitled 'Plymouth's Most Spectacular Skyscrapers' created by Joshua Blackwell.

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Museum On Tour, 17 January 2018: Plymouth After Dark #2

by Tony Davey, Learning Development Officer ‘Plymouth After Dark’ is an exciting four year outreach project exploring the range of activities that take place across the city at night. We launched it last year with a 1960’s themed event that some of you may remember! Our aim is to capture peoples’ memories, collect objects to […]

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Elizabethan House set for work

PRESS RELEASE: Specialist architects DHV Architects (Dittrich Hudson Vasetti) have been appointed to carry out the investigative works for Plymouth’s Elizabethan House project.

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