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Hinamatsuri: A closer look at the Japanese dolls in our collection

by Amy Raphael, volunteer Since November 2019, I have been work-shadowing Kate Newnham (senior curator, visual art) at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Before lockdown, I was working with Kate to curate a small exhibition of Japanese hina dolls for the…

Call for artists working with audio

by Karen MacDonald, Exhibitions Officer Create a soundscape for an exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. We’re looking for an artist or group for a small audio commission. The audio will respond to a painting in our forthcoming P…

Ray Harryhausen’s dinosaurs

by Connor Heaney, Collections Manager at The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation Legendary animator Ray Harryhausen set the standard for how dinosaurs are viewed on screen. The perfect subject material for stop-motion animation, Ray designed and a…

Arising: Giving victims a voice through art

by Carol Metters, CEO of SAFE Link and Next Link. SAFE Link and Next Link have partnered with The Georgian House Museum as part of the Interventions/2: Films by Yoko Ono exhibition. The Interventions/2 exhibition features a work called …

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…