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Behind The Scenes, 3 May 2018: Lots of condition checking

by Val Grant, Collections Assistant with thanks to Terah Walkup, Art Curator The hard work is continuing behind the scenes as we prepare our collections for the move to The Box. Staff are condition checking the permanent collections that will go into the galleries that are being developed for The Box. Myself and our other Collections […]

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Behind The Scenes, 4 April 2018: New images from the store and more

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to Terah Walkup, Art Curator; Lottie Clark, Curator and Jan Freedman, Natural History Curator Today’s post rounds up a range of collections-based news which I hope you’ll find interesting. You may have seen some of our recent social media posts about a project our curators are […]

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History Centre Heroes: Reverend Henry Moore Dauncey

Like the explorer and mountaineer Gertrude Benham, today’s History Centre Hero didn’t come from or live in Plymouth. Like Benham though he did contribute a number of items to our collections, all of which have provided us and our visitors with a fascinating insight into a country and culture that we may otherwise not have […]

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Decant Day, 8 February 2017: Bows, arrows, axes and spears

By Steve Conway, Decant Officer As you know we have finished the decant of the Museum and Art Gallery building, which is now in the process of being turned into a construction site. The final few weeks towards the end of last year were extremely busy. Now we have all the objects safely moved to […]

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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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History Centre Heroes: Gertrude Benham

Gertrude Emily Benham (1867-1937) was a truly amazing woman: a remarkable traveller and record breaking mountaineer who journeyed around the world at the beginning of the 20th century. She was born 149 years ago – on 29 July 1867 – and raised in London – the youngest of six children. Throughout her childhood summers she […]

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Samoan barkcloth (1916.84x)

This piece of barkcloth from our world cultures collection was made in Samoa. Barkcloth is produced by collecting the fibres from the inner bark of a tree - in this case the paper mulberry tree.

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