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Joining Bristol: The city’s diverse population over time

by Karen Garvey, engagement officer for events We’ve been celebrating Bristol’s diversity and how migrants enrich the city during our virtual World in Bristol Festival along with our community partners at 91 Ways to Build a Global City. People have com…

Bristol’s Afrikan-Caribbean legends of martial arts

Clive Smith captures the true stories from some of Bristol’s Afrikan Caribbean legends of martial arts. Lloyd Russell. Lloyd Allen. Nathan Lewis. Shaun Vera. Winston Williams. This podcast gives an insight into the journey of racism and discr…

Birds and words: How to make an origami crane

by Ailsa Richardson, engagement officer for older people Although we are unable to run Creative Cafés at the museum right now, we have sent out some birds and words for participants to hang in their windows. These are individual gifts for residents l…

The effect of Coronavirus on Bristol

by Amber Druce – Curator of History Are you keeping a journal? One day, insights into this time during the Coronavirus pandemic will be really useful to historians so we’d love to hear from you if you can help. Our top tip for writing a journa…

ArtBox: Taking Bristol Museum outside

by Ailsa Richardson, Engagement Officer – Older People ArtBox is part of our aim to make Bristol Museum & Art Gallery a dementia-friendly venue. We have received Heritage Lottery funding to run events and workshops for people living with deme…

12 things to do in Bristol’s parks this winter

The museums can be great places to escape the weather on dreary days but sometimes it’s great to venture out and blow away the cobwebs – especially over Christmas! We’ve joined up with the Parks team to explore what’s on offer in Brist…

Creative cafés and ArtBox: Dementia Friendly projects

by Ailsa Richardson, Engagement Officer for older people Bristol Museums Development Trust granted £12,000 from visitor donations towards the running of future creative cafés and other community engagement projects. Every donation matters and helps to su…

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 …