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A Surprising Discovery!

by Dave Sage, M Shed Volunteer  As a volunteer working at M Shed you never know what might happen next. I’ve been volunteering for a couple of years, combining acting as a guide for the Behind The Scenes tour with work on digital archives. Recently I’v…

Bringing back The Rialto Bridge to Bristol

With a headline like that you may well be looking puzzled and thinking ‘Hang on a moment, the Rialto Bridge is in Venice, Bristol doesn’t have a Rialto Bridge, what are they talking about, bringing it back to Bristol?’

Tala Madani: An Introduction

Julia Carver, Curator – Visual Arts Manual Grid by Tala Madani is on display in the Modern Art in Britain: Reality Questioned exhibition. We decided to show it because it’s a 21st century meditation on Abstract art of the 20th century. Tala…

An Oxonian Dodo in Bristol

We are delighted to announce that Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has been chosen as one of the venues to host the Dodo Roadshow. The Oxford University Museum of Natural History has been nominated as a Finalist in the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Y…

Open for Business: Bristol’s Dynamic Manufacturing Industry

The growth of modern-day technology, mechanical manufacturing and corporate investments have all had a part to play in the changing face of manufacturing industries across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

Banksy’s Grim Reaper goes on display at M Shed

Workers took to the ship and club venue Thekla in Bristol on Friday 8 August to cut out and remove the artist Banksy’s painting of the Grim Reaper just above the waterline on the steel hull.

Virginia Woolf found in museum basement

One of our cataloguers recently found a booklet printed for the Fry memorial exhibition held at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery in 1935 which contains the text of the exhibition’s opening speech written and delivered by Virginia Woolf.

Factory of Memories photography project

Becky Peters, Engagement Officer – Exhibitions As part of our programme for M Shed’s Open for Business exhibition we’ve been working with Bristol based photographer and producer at IC-Visual Lab, Alejandro Acín, to create a photobook and pro…

An evening of 18th century entertainment with Museums at Night

The Bad Taste of the Town Saturday 16 May, 6pm – 9pm Free entry – charges apply to some activities No booking necessary On Saturday 16 May, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will open after-hours to host The Bad Taste of the Town – an evening of art…

Loans for death: the human experience

death: the human experience Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 24 October 2015 – 13 March 2016 death: the human experience will explore responses to death through hundreds of objects and stories from across the world, from ancient times to modern d…

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