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Exploring Bristol’s museums

by Amber Druce, Curator of History Here at Bristol Museums, we look after M Shed, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol Archives, Blaise Museum, Georgian House, Red Lodge, and Kings Weston Roman Villa. Obviously we want you to visit all our sites, b…

Sharing skills and expertise to create unique learning experiences

The learning team at Bristol Museums has been expanding its partnership working with some exciting results! The team develops and delivers learning experiences for children and young people all over Bristol. Strong, relevant, and inspiring part…

First impressions of the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection

by Eve Andreski, Documentation Assistant Hello! I am a long-term volunteer and previous museum front-of-house team member. I began working with the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection (BECC) at the end of January. This is when generous funding f…

A farewell to Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

by the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage team The Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) team started at Bristol Archives in October 2018. They’ve weathered fun technical issues and a pandemic, but they look back now, in their final week, on what they’ve ac…

A brush with theatrical fame for Bristol Archives

by Harriet Wilson, Bristol Old Vic Heritage Engagement Officer, and Anne Lovejoy, Senior Archivist at Bristol Archives Historical medical records shared top billing* with Mark Rylance recently in the world premiere of Dr Semmelweis at Bristol Old Vic. …

Decolonising Language

by Ray Barnett, head of collections and archives In our efforts to address decolonisation, one major piece of work is around our use of language. In everyday speech, many people are now more aware of terms that may be offensive to different com…

Tony’s drawing by William James Müller

by Martha Robbins, Development Officer On 14 February, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery welcomed friends of the late Tony Merriman for a celebratory tea party. Last year Tony’s wife, Anne launched a fundraiser to acquire a drawing by William Jam…

Welcoming the Year of the Tiger – in real life!

by Karen Garvey, events officer and Chatchamon Phoojaroenchanachai, volunteer and student at the University of Bristol Lunar New Year (also called Chinese New Year or Spring Festival) is traditionally a time for family, reunions and fresh hope. This was…

Schools invited to add Bristol Pound ‘fish’ to public art installation

by Bristol printmaker Mary Collett “When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realise that we cannot eat money.” — Native American saying These words are the inspiration behind a new art p…