Yearly Archives: 2015

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…

Bristol Green Capital 2015: Sources for Research

Bristol Archives holds archive sources related to many environmental and sustainability issues. Selected collections and papers are described here, although this is not a comprehensive list. More material is listed in our online catalogue. To search …

Discover Bristol’s hidden treasures

From Saturday 4 April, The Red Lodge Museum and The Georgian House Museum will re-open for the spring and summer. Known as Bristol’s hidden treasures, these period houses tell the story of Bristol from the late 16th century to the late 18th century. The…

What inspires our curators?

From Monday 23 to Sunday 29 March 2015 it’s #MuseumWeek over on Twitter. So far this week museums and visitors have been sharing tantalising snippets and intriguing information about what goes on behind the scenes in cultural organisations acro…

Moved by Conflict stories

So many visitors to the Moved by Conflict exhibition at M Shed (11 October 2014 – 1 March 2015) told us how much they were moved by the stories of Bristol people and how they were affected during the First World War.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year caption competition

In this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (29 November 2014 – 22 February 2015) we asked visitors to write ‘a caption to make us laugh’ for two images.