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Ray Harryhausen’s dinosaurs

by Connor Heaney, Collections Manager at The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation Legendary animator Ray Harryhausen set the standard for how dinosaurs are viewed on screen. The perfect subject material for stop-motion animation, Ray designed and a…

Arising: Giving victims a voice through art

by Carol Metters, CEO of SAFE Link and Next Link. SAFE Link and Next Link have partnered with The Georgian House Museum as part of the Interventions/2: Films by Yoko Ono exhibition. The Interventions/2 exhibition features a work called …

The 24 hour September culture flash sale!

Thumbs at the ready – because the Bristol and Bath culture flash sale is back! Save money on thousands of discounted tickets and offers in the 24-hour sale from 10am on Thursday 5 September. From music, theatre, art and museum exhibitions to bo…

Creative cafés and ArtBox: Dementia Friendly projects

by Ailsa Richardson, Engagement Officer for older people Since my last blog, there’s been a lot going on with the Dementia Friendly projects at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Creative cafes We ran another series of Creative Cafés for people living w…

The Food Journey

by Rhian Rowson, curator of Natural Sciences Earlier this year, we hosted a thought provoking, multi-sensory event called The Food Journey. The Food Journey examined the roots and routes of a range of common foods. Combining performance, sound, touch…

Collecting Bristol’s history: New acquisitions 2019

by Amber Druce, curator of history “Where does it all come from?” is one of the questions we get asked the most whilst showing people round our museums. In the history department, we get messages almost every day offering us objects. Most c…

The Uncomfortable Truths project: Interview with Stacey Olika

by Stacey Olika, project assistant The Uncomfortable Truths project seeks to uncover the truth behind certain objects on display in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery – how they were collected, what they represent and the difficult pasts that are hidde…

A dance commission for Museums at Night

by Karen Garvey, Engagement Officer for events People may not automatically associate dance with museums. The flowing and energetic movement of dance can seem at odds with the motionless displays and delicate objects. But we’re always looking for …

Nairobi: The Building Shared Futures project

by Nicky Sugar, archivist of the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection Last year we reported on a research trip to Kenya by Dr Liz Haines and Dr Neil Carrier of the University of Bristol. They made contact with academics and curators in Nairobi to e…