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Behind The Scenes, 1 August 2018: Putting our Public Art Audit Online

by Jennifer Crowther, Research Volunteer Life post graduation can be very strange. You spend years of your life studying hard, working on those ‘transferable skills’, volunteering and working all the tedious part time jobs you can imagine. All of this with the aim of landing your dream job, or something within the vicinity of that […]

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Behind the Scenes, 28 June 2017: New members of the team

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Largely thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund support the History Centre project is receiving, we have recently welcomed some new members of staff. The roles they’ll be carrying out are quite varied and they all bring a range of skills and experience to the team. We thought you’d […]

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Decant Day, 3 May 2017: News from the offsite store

by Lottie Clark, Curator of Decorative Art Spring has finally sprung and we’ve now set up our permanent home at ‘MASS’, our offsite store! The last few months have seen many changes at the store. We are now housing all the art collections (including fine art, decorative art, sculpture and costume), our Designated Cottonian Collection, […]

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Decant Day, 21 December 2016: Light at the end of the tunnel

by Fiona Booth, Digital Engagement Officer Since my last update in early December so much work has been undertaken with the Museum decant. We can now finally say that all the collections that needed to be out the building and moved to our offsite store have gone! Huge congratulations are in order for all the […]

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Decant Day, 23 November 2016: Ground floor gallery objects on the move

By Fiona Booth, Digital Engagement Officer As a member of the Programmes Team, I’m not directly involved in the physical move of the Museum and Art Gallery’s collections. That’s primarily been the significant task for our Collections Team and our MA Team (front of house) with volunteers ably supporting. However, it’s been really interesting to […]

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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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Decant Day, 11th May 2016: 100th Box!

By Lottie Clark, Decant Curator We recently hit the first of many milestones during our Museum decant – we packed our 100th box from the Ceramic collection! Usually the packing volunteers are working in our Decorative Art Store, deep in the basement of the Museum. So when it came to our 100th box they had a bit […]

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The early times of Reynolds at Plymouth Dock

By Celia Bean, project volunteer Before he was 20 Joshua Reynolds had declared that if he did not prove himself to be the best painter of the age by the time he reached 30 he never would.  So we can assume that when he returned to Plympton St Maurice in 1743 after prematurely finishing his […]

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Reflecting on Cornish life – Portrait of Jack Clemo by Lionel Miskin

The following has been written by Rachel Wright, volunteer on the ‘In the Frame’ project who has researched Portrait of Jack Clemo by Lionel Miskin. As just one of a series of portraits of Jack Clemo in a variety of mediums, this oil painting represents the marriage of two cornerstones of Cornish cultural history.  Following […]

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