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Bristol and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Myths and Truths

by Sue Giles, senior collections officer for World Cultures and edited by Hudi Charin, participation volunteer The transatlantic slave trade is a dark area of Bristol’s history, and it’s important we can understand the city’s role in it. Do you know yo…

Black History Month events 2017

by Karen Garvey, engagement officer for events “I was inspired by meeting Peaches Golding so wanted to create a film that would inspire others.” This has to be my favourite quote of the year, made by James, a City of Bristol College stu…

September 2017: Youth Panel highlights

by Claire Simmons, Engagement Officer – Young People The first Bristol Museums’ Youth Panel cohort have completed their time working with us for the year – and it has been an eventful one! Bristol Young Heroes Awards Youth Panel member Mulue and I a…

What is Bristol Music?

Next summer M Shed will open its doors to Bristol Music – and we’re looking for you to play a leading role. Since the 1950s, Bristol has been one of the UK’s most vibrant music cities, incorporating a rich mix of styles, genres and sounds.  Not only has…

Youth Panel host event for under 25’s at M Shed

by Claire Simmons, engagement officer for young people Wednesday 21 June was a hot day for M Shed – and not just because of the weather! The Youth Panel opened the doors to under 25’s for their evening event M Shed Unlocked. Despite the incredible hea…

Photo albums from a century ago inspire digital games today

by Kate Smith, from the History of Place project The History of Place project highlights sites of importance within disability history, culminating in exhibitions in London, Liverpool and Bristol. You can read more about the History of Place project in t…

Home educating families

Resources for home learning You might not be able to visit us for workshops but we’ve collected activities and information for you on our new Learning Resources page. We’ll be adding more topics in the next few weeks, so contact us and tell us wh…

This year’s best Wildlife Photographer of the Year captions

In this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition we asked you to write a caption to make us laugh for two images – Eviction Attempt by Ganesh H. Shankar and I Spy with my Raven Eye by José Juan Hernández Martínez. We had hundreds of entries a…

Art Shed: Museums as medicine

by Finn White, Engagement Officer – Communities Art Shed is an arts course aimed at people with low level mental health issues (e.g. depression or anxiety) that has been boosting wellbeing since February 2016. It is a part of a nationwide mov…

History of Place

By Karen Macdonald, Engagement Officer Even today, when principles of access are embedded in building regulations, disabled people still face exclusion or disadvantage in some social and working environments. Just think of the current campaign to im…