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Hallo from Germany: an archival exchange

Archivist Graham Tratt has spent the last three weeks representing Bristol Archives in Bristol’s twin city of Hannover, Germany. My visit has been the second half of a professional exchange between Bristol Archives and the Stadtarchiv Hannover. Dr Christ…

Bristol named Museum Destination of the Year 2018

Bristol has been named Museum Destination of the Year 2018 in the Luxury Travel Guide Awards! The awards showcase the globe’s finest cities, attractions and destinations and the judging team recognised Bristol as a city that shows pride in its her…

Settling in at Bristol Archives

Searchroom Officer Dan Jones joined the team at Bristol Archives in January. Here he talks about his role in running the public searchroom. It’s now been ten months since I started work at Bristol Archives. While I’m very much part of the team by now, I s…

Imaging Imperialism

By Nicky Sugar, Archivist “We are focussing on audio-visual archives because time is running out to save them.” Friday 27 October was World Audio-Visual Heritage Day and the Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers marked the day with a…

Dolls made by a freed (manumitted) woman in Grenada

by Sue Giles, senior curator for World Cultures In 2012, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Bristol Archives took on the collections of the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum (BECM). There are some real gems in the collection, and we are slow…

Terrific Takeover Day

By Mitchell, Ruby and Taylor, students at Victoria Park Primary School. Hello, we are here from Victoria Park Primary School to take over Bristol Museum for the day! It is part of the nationwide Kids in Museums, Takeover Day – a celebration of y…

A closer look at Empire Through the Lens by Bristol Museums Youth Panel

by Katie Moseley, supporting member of Bristol Museums Youth Panel The current Empire Through the Lens exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is not only a fascinating one, but a very important one. Probably my favourite exhibition at the mus…

Behind the scenes: Hanging a Bouts

by Lisa Huang-Taylor, curatorial placement I am currently on a placement with the curatorial department at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and I went behind the scenes for the hanging of St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child painted by the workshop of 15…

Inspired by: Sewage Surfer

by Lee Hutchinson, Curator of Industrial and Maritime History and Rowan Whitehouse, Administration Apprentice. The next in our series of blogs inspired by images from the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, is from Lee Hutchinson and R…

Arty Neighbours

By Lacey Trotman, Digital Apprentice Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s location, on Queens Road at the top of Park Street, is a prime spot for culture. We are surrounded by sites that not only hold incredible history, but great events too. Now, we all …