Tagged with Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
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.
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to Stacey Turner, Events and Audience Development Coordinator I’m going to use this month’s Build Update to primarily focus on the work that’s being done to St Luke’s Church – pictured here from the roof of the old Museum and Art Gallery building. Beginning life in […]
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.
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Welcome to our first Build Update of 2018! As has become the custom, here’s the most recent footage from the web cam. It gets a bit quieter in the second half when we took a break for Christmas, but the first half is interesting to watch as you can […]
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.
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer 2017 is nearly over and what a year it’s been! We still got plenty of things to do when staff return from the welcome few days off they’re taking – but hopefully you’ll forgive me if I spend a few minutes reflecting on how far we’ve come during […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Everyone on site is looking forward to a short break over Christmas – but before we have a few days off here’s a quick roundup of some building and construction tidbits! Firstly, here’s the November web cam footage in case you missed our social media posts about it recently. […]
PRESS RELEASE: A group of women who regularly get together to practice their knitting and crochet are continuing their generous ways by producing teddies for a really unique charity.
by Jodie Bishop, Public Art Officer It’s fair to say that life as a Public Art Officer is certainly pretty varied! Public art describes any creative work carried out by an artist in a public space. Projects can range from large permanent sculptures, performances of dance, theatre and music to temporary installations or short events […]