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Black History Month at Bristol Museums

by Karen Garvey, engagement officer for events “I was inspired by meeting Peaches Golding so wanted to create a film that would inspire others.” This has to be my favourite quote of the year, made by James, a City of Bristol College stu…

Photography and Empire

by Isaac Blease, photographer and UWE student As part of my MA in Curating at the University of the West of England, I have spent the last nine months on a work placement at Bristol Archives, in the British Empire and Commonwealth Collections (BECC) t…

Memories of the School’s Art Service

by Sue Stops, member of the public The current exhibition of pots from the School’s Art Service Collection has brought back many memories for me. In the 1960s my husband, John Stops RWA, was teaching pottery at Bedminster Down school. During this time a…

Could you be on our next Youth Panel?

The application form for new members of our Youth Panel is now live! Applications close at midnight on Sunday 1 October. Some questions you may be asking are: What is Bristol Museums Youth Panel? We’re a group of people aged between 15-21 who are …

What is Bristol Music?

Next summer M Shed will open its doors to Bristol Music – and we’re looking for you to play a leading role. Since the 1950s, Bristol has been one of the UK’s most vibrant music cities, incorporating a rich mix of styles, genres and sounds.  Not only has…

St. Paul’s Black History – an appeal for information

by Tanja Aminata Bah, MA Curating student at UWE Bristol This is a guest post by Tanja, who is currently undertaking a one-year placement with the Social History team at Bristol Culture. Are you interested in St. Paul’s Black History? Which stories wo…

Empire Explored!

by Nicky Sugar, Archivist In August 2015, Nicky Sugar from Bristol Archives shared her first impressions of the British Empire and Commonwealth Collections. Two years – and tens of thousands of photographs – later, she returns to share how the Exp…

Celebrating the multicultural beauty of Bristol

By Lacey Trotman, Digital Apprentice At the beginning of the year, one morning in a staff meeting, it was revealed that Bristol residents speak a total of 91 languages. Now that’s an impressive statistic for a city of just 428,100 people (2011 cens…

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