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Behind the scenes with the Learning Team: Kids in Museums takeover

by Key Stage 2 pupils at Kingfisher School, Bristol Thanks to the generosity of one of our supporters, 57 children from Kingfisher School were able to take part in Dinosaur Takeover week at no cost to the school. Donations like these help us break down…

Victor Veevers: Poster designer for the Indian Railways, 1930s

by Pat Ellingham, Archives volunteer I’ve been travelling to India for over 20 years and love the culture and landscape of this astonishing country. It’s one of the reasons why my role as a volunteer on the British Empire & Commonwealth Collection at…

Japanese Prints exhibition leaves an online legacy

Following a successful appeal to conserve and care for the prints in our collection, throughout 2018 and 2019 we ran a series of three exhibitions called Masters of Japanese Prints. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has around 500 ‘floating world p…

When Fire Burns Cotton: A Mary Flower film

by Julia Carver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art A new Mary Flower film, When Fire Burns Cotton is now screening in the Geology gallery at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. The film looks at the standing stones in Stanton Drew in Somerset which s…

Behind the scenes with the learning team: Home Educating Families

by Rachael Hall, Engagement Officer for Formal Learning. We want all learners to engage with our fantastic collections and historic houses. Many home educating families visit our museums and we want them to have exciting, hands-on learning activ…

Ray Harryhausen’s dinosaurs

by Connor Heaney, Collections Manager at The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation Legendary animator Ray Harryhausen set the standard for how dinosaurs are viewed on screen. The perfect subject material for stop-motion animation, Ray designed and a…

Arising: Giving victims a voice through art

by Carol Metters, CEO of SAFE Link and Next Link. SAFE Link and Next Link have partnered with The Georgian House Museum as part of the Interventions/2: Films by Yoko Ono exhibition. The Interventions/2 exhibition features a work called …

The 24 hour September culture flash sale!

Thumbs at the ready – because the Bristol and Bath culture flash sale is back! Save money on thousands of discounted tickets and offers in the 24-hour sale from 10am on Thursday 5 September. From music, theatre, art and museum exhibitions to bo…

Creative cafés and ArtBox: Dementia Friendly projects

by Ailsa Richardson, Engagement Officer for older people Bristol Museums Development Trust granted £12,000 from visitor donations towards the running of future creative cafés and other community engagement projects. Every donation matters and helps to su…

The Food Journey

by Rhian Rowson, curator of Natural Sciences Earlier this year, we hosted a thought provoking, multi-sensory event called The Food Journey. The Food Journey examined the roots and routes of a range of common foods. Combining performance, sound, touch…