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War memorial benches reinstated

by Frank Kennedy, buildings team leader at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Just before lockdown in 2020, two curved wooden benches outside the entrance of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery were vandalised beyond repair. Sadly, for the fourth time in two…

Funding for creative projects and events

by Lizzie How, Arts Development Officer The Cultural Investment Programme is how Bristol City Council distributes public money to support arts and culture across the city. Our grants help support a wide range of organisations and activities; from larg…

We’re painting the M Shed cranes!

by Caroline Booth-Morris, Development Manager If you have taken a stroll around the harbour lately you may have noticed that we have temporarily closed the walkway outside M Shed and moved all four cranes closer together. This is because we have begun t…

Decolonisation diary: Making progress during lockdown

by Ray Barnett, Head of Collections and Archives Last October, we summarised our approach to ‘decolonisation’ and our commitment to facing up to our colonial heritage. We then looked at the current situation regarding repatriation of museum artefacts to …

Covid collecting

by Amber Druce, Curator of History In March 2020, we did a call out for objects, stories and photos of Bristol’s response to Coronavirus. We had plenty of feedback, especially at the start, and the insights were really useful. Since then, I’ve also app…

New round of funding for creative projects and events

by the Arts and Events team at Bristol City Council As well as looking after the city’s museums, archives, Bottle Yard Studios and Create Centre, the Culture and Creative Industries team at Bristol City Council is also responsible for the distribution of…

Stay connected with Bristol Museums online

We are in our third lockdown but there are lots of ways to stay connected with us at home. From online talks to study days and exhibitions – over the coming weeks we hope to inspire you with fun activities and amazing collections. Book a free online t…

The wicked girls of Red Lodge: A writer in residence’s perspective

by Emma Williams, writer and theatre director “I have noticed that the London girls exhibit deep wickedness. The Manchester girls are particularly daring & thoroughly acquainted with vice. The Welsh girls are low, coarse, vulgar and profoundl…

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery joins global biodiversity coalition

We’re very pleased to announce that Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has become the first UK institution, and seventh museum worldwide, to join the global coalition ‘United for #Biodiversity’. United for Biodiversity was launched by EU Co…

Stay connected while the museums and archives are closed

In line with Government guidance, M Shed, Bristol Archives and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are closed to support the fight against COVID-19. We will review our reopening plans in February. We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back. In…