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Interview with Young Explainer: Rebecca Collins

Name: Rebecca Collins Favourite Sandwich: Uhm… Chicken and red pepper ciabatta from Costa. Where do you come from and what do you do? I’m from a small village called Abercrave in the Upper Swansea Valley, Wales. I’m an Illustrator and I study illustration at the University. I like to make mixed-media images for a variety of contexts […]

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Update!

A quick hello from the Young Explainers! We’ve had some very exciting developments recently and we’re here to share them with you. Many of our projects are coming into their final stages: the gallery text panel is written and about to be printed, the labels are nearly completed and ideas for a gallery catalogue are […]

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Welcome to the New Young Explainers!

It is with great pleasure that I can invite you to keep up to date, participate with and enjoy our progress as we take you on a dizzying romp through one of Plymouth’s most important artistic legacy, The Cottonian Collection. The whole collection was bequeathed to the city in 1862, the collection represents the artistic […]

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Tea at the Cottonian a Success!

What a success our first event of Young Explainers 2013 has been! On Friday the 11th of October we hosted an event at the Museum named ‘Tea at the Cottonian’; there were special guests including the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Vivien Pengelley, Peter Smith, the deputy leader of Plymouth City Council as well as Monika […]

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The Cottonian Collection; A Brief History

Time is quickly running away with itself, and it is now time for the Art Bite scripts to be taking shape. An Art Bite is a twenty minute talk given by the Young Explainers to a small collection of the public within the gallery space. One of the Art Bites this year will be focused […]

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We have finally done it!

After weeks of hard work by all members of the Young Explainer’s Gallery Interpretation team, the new Cottonian Adult’s Guide is in its final stages and nearing completion. Over the last couple of months we have all been busy researching into different aspects of the collection, whether that has been looking into the individual stories […]

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Designing the Cottonian

As one part of the design team working with the Young Explainers project this year it’s exciting to share a bit of what we have been working away on. We started with the word ‘Unweaving’ and this idea of unraveling the history of the Cottonian Collection. We, the design team, are a couple of students […]

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Trip to William Cotton’s Grave and Highland House

Over the last few weeks the Young Explainers have been getting underway with all aspects of research in preparation for new labels, Art Bites and gallery guides. Two members of the team, Vicky Smith and Ellie Barker, took a visit to the prior residence of William Cotton in Ivybridge. The trip was very rewarding as […]

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Unweaving the Cottonian Collection

This is the first post from the Young Explainers team 2013. We’re a voluntary programme of students working with Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery on a project to rediscover the Cottonian Collection; Plymouth’s Greatest Gift. We will be bringing you along for the ride, keeping you up to date with our findings and giving […]

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