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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 …

A migrant’s view

by Hudi Charin, participation volunteer Since March, M Shed’s Bristol Life Gallery has been screening two films dealing with young migrants’ experiences of moving to Bristol. In November, they will be screened again as part of our Celebration of M…

Recording the unsung heroes of St Paul’s Carnival

Next year we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Paul’s Carnival with a new display highlighting some of the unsung heroes of the event. Six M Shed volunteers, armed with sound recorders are currently scouring the city in search of these a…

My summer Erasmus placement in Bristol

by Giulia Porceddu, summer Erasmus student Hi! I’m Giulia. I’m from Sardinia, Italy and I study archaeology. I spent my last summer in Bristol volunteering for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. I arrived in Bristol on 30 May and I fell in l…

Inspired by: The Power of the Matriarch

by Ray Barnett, Head of Collections and Archives Now in it’s 53rd year, the world renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition from the Natural History Museum is back at M Shed with 100 spectacular images. It’s hard not to be dra…