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Wildlife Photograph competition – and the winners are…

Throughout the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 exhibition at M Shed (28 November 2015 – 10 April 2016) we asked you to share your best wildlife photograph on Instagram for the chance to win exhibition goodies. We’ve really enjoyed…

English for Speakers of Other Languages at M Shed

Since December 2015, more than 180 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students have visited M Shed for a whistle-stop journey through Bristol’s history.

New acquisition: Portrait of Tachaco by Nocona Burgess

by Alex Rankin, Senior Visitor Assistant In January, the museum purchased a painting by Nocona Burgess, a Native American artist. Burgess, who is a member of the Comanche Nation of Native Americans, caught the attention of museum curators after a solo …

Curating Bristol’s Fine Art displays

In January 2016 I started the slightly daunting experience of undertaking an MA degree in Curating. I was born in Bristol and moved back in here…

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to compete for Museums at Night festival

Five artists, 18 venues, two weeks to vote… Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will compete against two other venues in a public vote to win a contemporary artist-led event in October’s Museums at Night festival. Museums at Night is the biannual a…

Five interesting facts about our buildings

By Alex Rankin, Senior Visitor Assistant M Shed It’s a question that often gets asked by visitors – what does the ‘M’ stand for? Many people think it stands for ‘museum’, which would certainly make sense, but the answer actually lies in the buildi…