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Coming up in 2017

Recently nominated the fourth best city to visit in the world in 2017 by Rough Guides, you should definitely be up to date with what’s hot in Bristol this year. There’s still plenty of time to see our current exhibitions: Warrior Treasures: Saxo…

Finding Lemur

by Michelle Cole, volunteer I’m lucky enough to be volunteering in the Biology Department of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery with Natural History Curator Bonnie Griffin, and I’ve already been part of an exciting discovery! Down in the depths of the sto…

A Pottery Plea

by Helen Brown, curator of applied art Fellow Bristolians! Did you attend school in Bristol during the 60s or 70s? If so, did you study art?   Here at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, we’re planning a special exhibition based around the potter…

A year for youth at Bristol Museums

Claire Simmons, Engagement Officer for Young People It is now exactly a year since I started my post developing a programme for young people aged 16-24 and it’s been a very exciting one! Here are a few of my highlights from the last year. Present Br…

December 2016: What’s new at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery?

by Julia Carver, Modern and Contemporary art curator We’re very excited to announce new work on display in the modern and contemporary gallery at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery – just in time for Christmas! Damien Hirst A private col…

Contribute to the History of Place project

by Grace Swordy, Project Coordinator for History of Place The History of Place project highlights sites of importance within disability history, culminating in exhibitions in London, Liverpool and Bristol. You can read an introduction into the History of…

Bristol Archives: A new name for Bristol Record Office

by Allie Dillon, Senior Archivist The national Explore Your Archive campaign begins next week and we’re marking the occasion with some changes. From Monday 21 November 2016, Bristol Record Office will be known as Bristol Archives – a name chosen to…

An anthropologist in Africa: photographs by Dr Malcolm Ruel revisit Kenya

By Jayne Pucknell, archivist at Bristol Archives Among the archives in the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection, we found an intriguing group of papers and images by the anthropologist Dr Malcolm Ruel. These document his work in West and East A…

Penguin collected on Captain Scott’s fateful Terra Nova expedition

By Bonnie Griffin, Natural History Curator I’m delighted to announce that a penguin collected on Captain Scott’s fateful Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913) has been unearthed in the Natural History collection at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. My volunt…

How to solve a problem like BECM?

By Hannah Myall, MA Heritage Management, Bath Spa University I’ve been at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for the last few months on a student placement with the World Cultures team. I’m working on the British Empire & Commonwealth Col…

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