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Bristol’s remarkable trans pioneer: Michael Dillon

by Cheryl Morgan, co-chair of Outstories Bristol, an LGBTQ+ local history group Bristol has an impressive connection to transgender history. The great writer, Jan Morris, was born in Clevedon, and the city is also home to two modern trans stars: Trav…

Practitioner brief: Film Editor for schools project

We are seeking a film editor to create four short films aimed at students aged 11-14 who are studying the British Empire and/or the 1947 Partition of India. Background We’re part of the British Library’s exciting national project Unlocking Our S…

Stay connected while the museums and archives are closed

In line with Government guidance, M Shed, Bristol Archives and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are closed to support the fight against COVID-19. We will review our reopening plans in February. We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back. In…

UOSH changes the law!

by Katie Scaife, project manager, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, Bristol Archives Unlocking Our Sound Heritage started off with many laudable aims, but changing the law of the land came as a surprise! One of our main aims for Unlocking Our Sound Her…

A day to celebrate: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

by Katie Scaife, project manager, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, Bristol Archives Get out the bubbly! Today – 27 October – is the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. This year’s theme is Window on the World, and couldn’t be more apt. …

Advice from the Archives: Caring for cassettes

Top tips to preserve your old cassettes by David Brookfield, Audio Digitisation Engineer at Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) Believe it or not, cassettes are back. And chances are, you might have a few cassettes from a few years ago – if you…

Decolonisation diary: Our first steps

by Finn White, Engagement Officer for Communities As a museum service, we’ve decided to do something about our colonial heritage. This is the first of an ongoing series of blog posts that will document our attempts to come to terms with this most chall…

That Be Bristle: The Bristol accent according to Bristolians

By Karen Garvey, engagement officer for events We’re exploring all things Bristolian for #BrizzleWeek. Bristol people are often proud of who they are and how they sound. Home-grown speakers in these clips recorded for the opening of M Shed dis…

Preserving wildlife corridors to climate activism

by Natasha Machin, Visitor Assistant at Bristol Museums Despite the roar of the M32 driving into the heart of Bristol, an altogether greener route delivers bird song and the buzz of bees, frogs, badgers and urban foxes. Bristol is home to local acting a…