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Build Update, 31 January 2018: New views from around the site

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 […]

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Build Update, 21 December 2017: Concrete, panels, holes and walls

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. […]

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Behind the Scenes, 6 December 2017: Public Art in Plymouth

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 […]

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Build Update, 29 November 2017: More progress and discoveries

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer I’ll start today’s post by bringing you up to speed with the time lapse footage from the construction site web cam. Here’s the footage from September and October which we haven’t yet shared on the blog. We do post this footage on our YouTube channel each month too. Other […]

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Build Update, 18 October 2017: The tower crane goes up

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer I’ve come across a few images this month that show the construction site from different vantage points to the ones I take photos from so I thought I’d start this post by sharing them. The first couple were taken by a colleague during a hard hat tour in […]

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Behind the Scenes, 27 September 2017: Engaging communities with creativity

by Fiona Evans, Vital Sparks Producer It was in September four years ago when Vital Sparks was launched to help communities run their own creative projects. The scheme is a partnership between Plymouth Culture and Plymouth City Council and is funded by Arts Council England. The idea was to use art to grow confidence and vigour in neighbourhoods that were tired of […]

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Build Update, 20 September 2017: Latest site updates

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Has a month really gone by already? How about 12 of them? Since our last #BuildUpdate we’ve reached a whole year since the Museum and Art Gallery closed so building and construction could start. Time certainly flies when you have a huge redevelopment project to deliver! Just in […]

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Plymouth History Heroes: Robert Borlase Smart

Robert Borlase Smart was born in Kingsbridge, Devon in 1881. During his early life he attended Plymouth School of Art and Plymouth College of Art. From 1900-01 he attended the Royal College of Art, training as a teacher. From 1903-1913 he lived in Plymouth and worked as an art critic for the Western Morning News. […]

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Behind The Scenes, 30 August 2017: A trip to the offsite store

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer I went to our offsite store for the first time recently and was given a tour by our Registrar Nicki Thomas. I took a few snaps while she was showing me around which I thought I would share with you in this week’s post. Our works are stored […]

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Build Update, 23 August 2017: More progress on site

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Since our last #BuildUpdate the demolition of the post-war extension at the back of the former Central Library has been completed. With the building cleared you can really see the extent of the site for the first time – take a look at our web cam shot from […]

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