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Digging for Delft: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery awarded funding

by Kate Newnham, senior curator of Visual Arts We’re thrilled to announce that Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has received a grant of nearly £90,000 from the Arts Council England Designation Development Fund to research and present Bristol…

ArtBox: Taking Bristol Museum outside

by Ailsa Richardson, Engagement Officer – Older People ArtBox is part of our aim to make Bristol Museum & Art Gallery a dementia-friendly venue. We have received Heritage Lottery funding to run events and workshops for people living with deme…

Donating objects or collections to Bristol Museums

by Katie Lee, development lead The Cultural Gifts Scheme enables UK taxpayers to donate, during their lifetime, important works of art and other heritage objects to be held for the benefit of the public or the nation. In return, donors receive a tax red…

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…

A Cultural Gift of Islamic Ceramics

If you’re a regular visitor to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery you may well be familiar with the collection of Persian ceramics currently housed on the staircase between the World Wildlife Gallery and Ceramics. Thirteen of these pieces belong to the A…

12 things to do in Bristol’s parks this winter

The museums can be great places to escape the weather on dreary days but sometimes it’s great to venture out and blow away the cobwebs – especially over Christmas! We’ve joined up with the Parks team to explore what’s on offer in Brist…

How your support inspires the young minds of Bristol

by Jane Hack, senior learning officer Bristol Museums has offered a Formal Learning programme for more than 50 years. It is now one of the largest museum learning programmes in the South West, providing a range of facilitated Art, History and Scienc…

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery acquires work by Akomfrah and Shonibare

by Julia Carver, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art We are excited to announce that Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has been awarded two major works by John Akomfrah CBE and Yinka Shonibare CBE. 14-18 NOW delivered a wide range of art projects and …

Giving Tuesday

by Daniel Wide, Development Officer Did you know that we have a charity? Bristol Museums Development Trust is an independent charity that raises funds for our museums and archives. These funds are used to conserve our collections and historic buil…