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Museum magic: Our mesmerising autumn exhibition

Work is underway to conjure our autumn exhibition, Magic which will be enchanting visitors at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery from October 2019. Brought to you by the team who curated the hugely successful death: a human experience exhibition, this sh…

Supporting the Young Exhibition Producers

You may have heard that we are lucky enough to be one of the twelve museums taking part in #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work, 500 years after his death. Twelve of his finest drawings are currently on display in our L…

Our favourite Wildlife Photographer captions

If you visited Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018, you’ll know that we asked you to make us laugh by captioning two of the images on display. We had over a thousand entries and after a lot of sifting (and some Urban Dictionary consulting!) we h…

Leonardo da Vinci: Informal and drop-in events

by Karen MacDonald, Engagement Officer As part of Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, we are hosting a number of informal, drop-in events in the exhibition gallery. All activities are free with exhibition entry. This page will be regularly update…

Sebastian Pole: Forest on a tree

by Sebastian Pole, co-founder of Pukka Herbs. Ever since Pukka Herbs began in 2001, our mission has been to bring people closer to the incredible power of plants in the most sustainable and ethical way possible. We believe in conservation through co…

Coming up in 2019

Happy New Year from everyone at Bristol Museums! Did you know? Visiting a museum reduces anxiety, reduces stress, makes you less lonely and has a greater impact on your wellbeing than playing a sport. Plus it’s warm and dry inside! Have a look at what&#8…

Opportunity for artists to deliver Leonardo exhibition programmes

From 1 February – 6 May 2019, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will be one of 12 venues across the UK each exhibiting 12 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. This is part of Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, a project led by the Royal Collection Trust, to …

Writing the exhibition interpretation

by Anika, Marcin and Maisie – the Young Exhibition Producers We are the team working with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to produce an additional exhibition to complement Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing. At this point in the project we are s…

Designing the exhibition space

by Anika, Marcin and Maisie – the Young Exhibition Producers We are the team working with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to produce an additional exhibition to complement Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing. At this stage of the project we are s…

Writing the concept and finalising objects

by Anika, Marcin and Maisie – the Young Exhibition Producers We are the team working with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to produce an additional exhibition to complement Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing. At this stage we came back round a table a…