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A call out to artists, craftspeople and makers in the Bristol area

Share your work with the Bristol public! From 7 July – 2 September 2018, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize touring exhibition. This inaugural Prize celebrates 70 years of Woman’s Hour and showcases the most i…

Creating Deadly Doris

By Tony Hitchcock, model maker Doris the Pliosaurus, ferocious star of our recent temporary exhibition, now has a new long-term home in the back hall at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery thanks to visitor support and funding from our Friends’ Group &…

One Vibration: Voices of St Pauls Carnival

by Finn White, Engagement Officer – Communities A new M Shed display on Bristol’s greatest community festival ‘The people were like one vibration that day. Do you know what I mean?‘ –  Trini, project participant. To celebrate the 50th anniv…

Focus on Youth Partnerships: Tomorrow’s People

By Claire Simmons, Engagement Officer – Young People Focus on Youth Partnerships: Tomorrow’s People Tomorrow’s People have been visiting our sites regularly as part of their ‘Engage’ programme – which supports 16-25 year old’s who are …

Six picks from our shop for a memorable Mother’s Day

Treat your mum this mother’s day with a thoughtful gift that’ll last longer than flowers or chocolates. Stuck for ideas? We’ve put together our top six picks for the perfect gift. Available from our online shop, or pop into Bristol Museum & Ar…

Margaret Duncan’s diary: 7-15 February 1918

by Nicky Sugar, Archivist. In February 1918 Margaret Duncan, a Post Office clerk from Scotland, sailed to East Africa for a new job and new adventures. Her diary and photograph albums are now in the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection at Bris…

Evidence of Making

By Trevor Coombs, Documentation Assistant On January 9, 1961, the American artist Robert Morris entered his studio in New York and made a nine-and-three-quarter inch square box out of walnut wood. During the three and a half hours it took for him to cons…

Meet the ‘Pliosaurus!’ exhibition volunteer team

by Isla Gladstone, senior curator for Natural History It’s been a busy week for Doris the Pliosaurus as visitors have flocked to see her before our exhibition closes on 18 February. Alongside Doris, we’ve had some other stars of the show – a fanta…

Meet our volunteers

by Hudi Charin, participation volunteer If you have ever visited Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, you will be familiar with what some of our volunteers do. Many are involved with welcoming visitors and introducing them to what’s on. Here’s a chance to g…