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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…

Youth Panel host event for under 25’s at M Shed

by Claire Simmons, engagement officer for young people Wednesday 21 June was a hot day for M Shed – and not just because of the weather! The Youth Panel opened the doors to under 25’s for their evening event M Shed Unlocked. Despite the incredible hea…

A week of work experience

Hi, Sagal, Georgie, Michael, Laila, Marnie and Ty here! We are students in Year 10 and we’ve been spending the last week on a work experience placement at Bristol Museums. We’re delighted to be given an opportunity to work here and are goi…

Five reasons not to miss out on a hot date!

Hot Dates with the Past is coming to The Red Lodge Museum this Friday and Saturday and we couldn’t be more excited! Here’s why…   1. Have you been to an event that sounds even remotely similar?  Listen to this… The lodge wi…

Raising the curtain on the history of the Theatre Royal

By Anne Lovejoy, Bristol Old Vic project archivist As we reported in March, Bristol Archives is part of a project to redevelop the Bristol Old Vic and share the history of this historic theatre, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund…

The Painted Ceiling

By Trevor Coombs, Documentation Assistant, Fine Art Have you ever attended a full council meeting at City Hall? Perhaps as a member of the public interested in one of the agenda items, or maybe you are a council officer doing your job, or a coun…

Photo albums from a century ago inspire digital games today

by Kate Smith, from the History of Place project The History of Place project highlights sites of importance within disability history, culminating in exhibitions in London, Liverpool and Bristol. You can read more about the History of Place project in t…

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