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Museum On Tour, 15 March 2018: Spring ‘On Tour’ Roundup

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer We’ve had a really hectic couple of weeks since I was last able to write something for the blog. As a result, I thought I’d use today’s post to roundup some of the latest developments with our ‘On Tour’ programme. Firstly, we made a big announcement about our […]

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Museum On Tour, 14 February 2018: 1768 – what a year that was

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer A new year means a new series of exhibitions, events and activities – even though our building is closed. 2018 is shaping up to be another important twelve months for us as we move ever-closer to the opening of The Box – but did you know that 1768 […]

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Decant Day, 26 October 2016: A Passion for Porcelain

by Emily Goddard, Volunteer on the ‘Passion for Porcelain’ exhibition project I joined the ‘Passion for Porcelain’ project in early July 2015, having been given the opportunity to undertake a work placement project as the final module of my MA in Heritage Management at Bath Spa University. I decided to do this in place of […]

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History Centre Heroes: William Cookworthy

We’re continuing our small series of porcelain-related articles by highlighting William Cookworthy in this ‘History Centre Heroes’ post. He was born in Kingsbridge, Devon in 1705 and was a chemist by trade. He trained in London before setting up a Pharmacy in Notte Street, Plymouth. As a Quaker he would always welcome guests into his […]

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Decant Day, 12 October 2016: Our Clare Twomey commission comes down

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer The decant of the Museum and Art Gallery’s former public spaces is moving at pace and some of our most iconic works are now being packed up ready for safe storage. One of the first is ‘Plymouth Porcelain: A New Collection’ by Clare Twomey which has been decanted […]

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