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Mystery items from our Farley’s collection

Our Social History curator has been working on a collection that relates to the Farley’s factory which was in Plymouth. She has been unable to identify what these objects are, so we’d like to hear from anyone that can help. They look as though they would be used to carry out a fairly specific job so we […]

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Uncollected object enquiries project

By Florence Morgan-Richards, Project Assistant Following on from our Stories from the Stores project we are looking at all the objects in the stores which are not part of the Social History collection. Over the years many local people have brought objects into the Museum for identification and loan. Some of these objects never found […]

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Toy stories – can you help?

One of the key messages from the exhibition was that visitors thought we ought to have more toys and games in the collection. We do have a few Victorian examples and we recently added to our collection of early 20th century board games, but we don’t have much from recent decades. You told us that […]

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Stories from the Stores – your thoughts…

by Rachel Smith, Curator of Social History and World Cultures I think it’s fair to say that a blog update is long overdue. However, I am very happy to be able to share you with some of the things that we learned from our exhibition last summer. Thank you very much to anyone who visited […]

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Bush factory memories

Since our Stories from the Stores exhibition finished, staff and volunteers are still busy working on the social history collection. Work has continued on the audit, adding information and images to our database, and looking through some stories you left whilst visiting the exhibition. As Bush Radio was a local factory, it was no surprise that many […]

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Lithuania to Plymouth – a volunteer’s story

by Ieva Anušauskaitė, student of Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences In May, before leaving my homeland Lithuania I had visited one very bright priest, who was an ex-parson of my home-town parish. I was writing an essay about the history of my home-town church. That’s why I needed to visit him. I bragged to him […]

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More objects online!

By Fiona Booth, Collections Information Officer Whet your appetite for social history collections online! One of the outcomes of the Stories from the Stores project is to improve the documention of the social history collection. Volunteers have been busy helping us to photograph the objects as they are cleaned and repacked in the gallery.   These are all added […]

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A fresh look at collection data

by Adam Milford – Learning Officer (Site Interpretation) We recently asked Plymouth University’s first year Graphic Communication with Typography students to take a look at some of our data for our Stories from the Stores exhibition. The students have just undertaken a module on Information Graphics, so what better way to work with than thousands of […]

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What’s in the store?

By Fiona Booth, Collections Information Officer I was recently in our stores, photographing some of our social history objects, and what a varied collection it is! We have all sorts of ‘everyday’ items from vacuum cleaners to games, and brightly coloured Bovril jars of which I had never seen the like before. The photography itself was […]

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