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The story behind: A Movement Not A Moment

by Jasmine Thompson, the artist of A Movement Not A Moment “Hello? Are you the artist?” I turn around and a family is standing behind the barriers looking at me. I’ve no idea how long they’ve been there watching. I also have no idea what they are …

Students respond creatively to museum objects

by Aseye Negedu, volunteer coordinator Every year we host art students from South Gloucestershire and Stroud College for work experience placements in our museums. Usually they would support our Front of House team but due to the pandemic, this could no…

Digitising our delftware

by Amber Turner, Project Curator, Delftware In March we began an exciting two-year project funded by Arts Council England. The project aims to raise the profile of Bristol’s important collection of delftware. At over 2,100 pieces, it is one of the l…

Shining a light on the Bristol Beacon archive

by Louise Anderson, Bristol Beacon project archivist  The Bristol Beacon’s Lantern Project started in 2018, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is part of the wider Transformation of the Beacon, formerly known as Colston Hall, which is …

Tokyo 2020: 20 works of Japanese art

by Amy Raphael, Project Curator of Japanese Ceramics The Tokyo 2020 Summer games may be over, but you can still enjoy Japanese culture here at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. We look back on the events of the Olympic and Paralympic games and pair the…

Behind the scenes M Shed tours are back!

by Lee Hutchinson, curator of history It’s been a while, but we’re delighted to announce that the popular behind-the-scenes tours of M Shed will be resuming in September. Book a behind-the-scenes tour of M Shed on our website.  Numbers will be re…

Bristol and Transatlantic Slavery: A textbook for schools

by Richard Kennett, Assistant Headteacher at Gatehouse Green Learning Trust and Jane Hack, Senior Engagement Officer for Learning at Bristol Museums Watching the Colston statue fall last summer was a profound moment for our city. It made us reconsider o…

Listen to the past: Bristol at War podcast released

by Katie Scaife, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project manager It’s happened again; another hour of excellent listening. Once more, the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project, the participation team at Bristol Museums and BCfm have had the honour of wo…