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Film digitisation project: Re-discovering archive footage

by Jayne Pucknell, archivist with the British Empire & Commonwealth Collection We’re pleased to say we have now completed our film digitisation project! We have been working with our partners at Nulight Studios, to scan and digitally preserve some k…

Family events at Blaise this summer

Blaise Museum is excited to launch a programme of free, family-friendly summer fun that will run throughout the school holidays. Events with craft, storytelling and a whole host of other activities will take place on Wednesdays in August. Each day has a d…

War memorial benches reinstated

by Frank Kennedy, buildings team leader at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Just before lockdown in 2020, two curved wooden benches outside the entrance of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery were vandalised beyond repair. Sadly, for the fourth time in two…

Cataloguing the archives of the Royal British Legion Kenya Branch

by Matthew Hallows, MA Curating student at the University of the West of England Matt spent his placement with the British Empire & Commonwealth Collection. He helped to catalogue an extensive collection of documents from the Royal British Legion in …

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. …