Back in 1980, the museum acquired a ship’s figurehead from the Bristol Shiplovers’ Society. At the time we couldn’t discover any more about it, but in the last year or so we’ve been able to piece together more of the story.
Work is well underway refurbishing the Old Masters gallery by taking down the old damask wall covering and giving it a new coat of paint, as well as repairing the ceiling and dealing with various other challenges that old buildings present.
Amber Druce, co-curator of death: the human experience We’re celebrating 50,000 visitors to death: the human experience! There’s only three weeks left of the exhibition so if you haven’t seen it yet, now’s the time! Additionally, death: is it your rig…
The second death related exhibition, death: is it your right to choose? opens at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday 23 January. It will look at end-of-life options in this country and focus on whether we should allow assisted dying to be legalised.
Whilst rummaging through the natural history stores hidden below Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, we came across a lion skull from the research collection which had an interesting old label, handwritten in copperplate script.