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Welcoming the Year of the Tiger – in real life!

by Karen Garvey, events officer and Chatchamon Phoojaroenchanachai, volunteer and student at the University of Bristol Lunar New Year (also called Chinese New Year or Spring Festival) is traditionally a time for family, reunions and fresh hope. This was…

Behind the scenes M Shed tours are back!

by Lee Hutchinson, curator of history It’s been a while, but we’re delighted to announce that the popular behind-the-scenes tours of M Shed will be resuming in September. Book a behind-the-scenes tour of M Shed on our website.  Numbers will be re…

The launch of the Uncomfortable Truths project

By Caroline James – Digital Apprentice What is the Uncomfortable Truths project? A group of 14 University of the West of England students and alumni collaborated with the museum to create the Uncomfortable Truths project. They were introduced to a s…

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 …

Black History Month events 2018

As well as our Fabric Africa exhibition, there’s a variety of talks and special events coming up to mark Black History Month. Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles Throughout October until 19 May 2019 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Free …

M Shed walk: Exploring Bristol’s street art

by Rob Wheeler of Graft Bristol has a rich and varied graffiti and street art heritage. Graffiti artists have come and gone, pieces have been painted over many times, but just as the parish boundary markers still exist in the Old City, clues hi…

Black History Month events 2017

by Karen Garvey, engagement officer for events “I was inspired by meeting Peaches Golding so wanted to create a film that would inspire others.” This has to be my favourite quote of the year, made by James, a City of Bristol College stu…

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…

The Joy of Box

by Andy King, Senior Curator for Industrial and Maritime History At first glance (and second and third!) there’s nothing very sexy about shipping containers. Big, anonymous (apart from the name of an equally anonymous shipping company on its side), and s…

Road-roller printing? You can’t be serious?

By Aoife Barrett, Unit10 artist and Bristol Culture visitor assistant In the run up to the road-roller print event at M Shed on 2 July, Unit10 and St. Mungo’s had been busy creating a series of large-scale relief prints. These were themed on Brist…