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Natural Selection community projects

by Finn White, engagement officer for communities Our upcoming Natural Selection exhibition is spreading far beyond the walls of this museum. It’s funding activities all over the city, pollinating projects that fuse nature, art and community. Getting B…

Art Shed: Museums as medicine

Thanks to donations we are now delivering creative craft workshops at Blaise Museum for people suffering from low level mental health problems. The ‘Art Shed’ sessions take place in the recently refurbished community space with support from Bristol …

Black Bristol women who’ve made a difference

Which Black Bristolian women do we need to shout louder about? You told us that you wanted more stories of inspiring Black Bristolians, so we’re putting together a new story celebrating women who’ve really made a difference.

Armchair Museum

by Nicole Mawby, MA Curating placement Armchair Museum reimagines the way in which people read art, artefacts and heritage. Over the last year, I have been working with the Engagement and Participation team as part of my MA in Curating while being men…

Dementia Friendly creative cafés

by Ailsa Richardson, Engagement Officer – Older People Our Dementia Friendly creative cafes are pop up cafes at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for people living with dementia and their carers and family members. We have run seven cafes since Ju…

Bristol’s Black History: Your Feedback

by Finn White, Engagement Officer – Communities For the past few months, we’ve been gathering people’s thoughts on Bristol’s Black History stories: what people want to read and who they think should be represented. We still want lots more responses, but…

One Vibration: Voices of St Pauls Carnival

by Finn White, Engagement Officer – Communities A new M Shed display on Bristol’s greatest community festival ‘The people were like one vibration that day. Do you know what I mean?‘ –  Trini, project participant. To celebrate the 50th anniv…

Discover St Paul’s Black History in a storymap and walks

by Tanja Aminata Bah, MA curator-in-training at M Shed, Social History team Always wanted to find out more about your local area? Ever wondered where the Bamboo Club was or where the St Paul’s riots started? St Paul’s is full of exciting stories wai…

Arty Neighbours

By Lacey Trotman, Digital Apprentice Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s location, on Queens Road at the top of Park Street, is a prime spot for culture. We are surrounded by sites that not only hold incredible history, but great events too. Now, we all …