What’s on at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Reflections on the Aftermath: Lydda Airport

EXHIBITION: Award-winning Palestinian artist Emily Jacir’s film uses archive black and white photography to reflect on the period between the wars when Palestine was under British rule.

The Royal Collection on show

TALK: A wonderful insight into one of the largest and most important art collections with Jonathan Marsden, Director of the Royal Collection.

An introduction to rocks

WORKSHOP: Work with real specimens to learn how to identify different types of rock found in the South West of Britain.

Victorian paintings

TOUR: Discover Victorian paintings from Pre-Raphaelite fantasies to artists abroad on a tour of the Victorian Art gallery with curator Jenny Gaschke.

Made in China: an imperial Ming vase

DISPLAY: Discover how and why this iconic blue-and-white porcelain vase, on tour from the British Museum represents a crucial period in China’s history.

Wildlife Photographer on the loose

LECTURE: Join Mark Carwardine for a highly entertaining and enlightening romp around the world as he describes his extraordinary efforts – some successful, some not – to photograph a motley collection of wildlife.

Introduction to the geology of Bristol

WORKSHOP: Explore millions of years of Bristol’s natural history – and how this geology has influenced people and history – through rocks, fossils and minerals preserved in the museum’s collections.

The Arts of the Early Ming Court

TALK: A fascinating look at cross-cultural interactions in the arts of the early Ming imperial court with Yu-ping Luk, Project Director of Ming: 50 years that changed China at the British Museum.

Mexican Day of the Dead

FAMILY EVENT: Join us for a celebration of the Day of the Dead – the annual Mexican festival where families gather to remember the dead.

Sea Dragons

TOUR: Meet the marine reptiles in the collection on this guided tour of the Sea Dragons gallery with curator Deborah Hutchinson.