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The Box selected for V&A’s ‘DesignLab Nation’

Plymouth’s award-winning museum, art gallery and archive has been chosen to take part in a national education programme, led by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).

‘DesignLab Nation’ aims to bring secondary schools, regional museums and local creative industries together to inspire the next generation of designers, makers and innovators.

The Box is currently one...

The Box receives National Archives funding to mark the Platinum Jubilee

The Box has secured a £5,000 grant to run a series of activities celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The funding has been awarded through The National Archives’ ‘Archives Testbed: Jubilee Grant’ and is one of nine grants to be announced this week.

Louisa Blight, Collections Manager at The Box said: “We’re really pleased to have received this funding support from The National...

The Box receives special commendation at the European Museum of the Year Awards

The 2022 European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA) were announced in Tartu, Estonia at the weekend and Plymouth’s major new museum, art gallery and archive was among the winners.

EMYA is the longest running and most prestigious museum award in Europe. It recognises excellence in the European museum scene and provides an important platform for benchmarking, networking, experience and...

Plymouth’s first-ever dedicated fashion exhibition is highlighting centuries of stories

An exhibition, currently on display at The Box, is paying homage to the city’s fashion past and future. ‘Dress Code – Fashion Stories from The Box’ (until 4 September) features garments that date back to the 1700s and accessories that date back to the 1500s, and explores contemporary conversations about identity, sustainability, shopping, design, making and craft.

The exhibition...

New exhibition at The Box offers fresh responses to the Mayflower

A new exhibition which has just opened at The Box, Plymouth showcases new responses to the Mayflower story and highlights how some of our most historic craft practices have endured across the centuries.

‘Another Crossing – Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage’ is a transatlantic collaboration between Plymouth College of Art, The Box and the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts. This...

The Box’s 2022 Maureen Attrill Bursary awarded to volunteer

A volunteer has secured a special research bursary awarded by The Box each year in memory of a former long-serving curator.

Shannon Lewis has been volunteering at The Box one day a week since the middle of 2021. She’s also an Art History PhD student at the University of Plymouth where she’s specialising in gender studies. She applied for the bursary to help with the ongoing...

The Box unveils 2022 programme highlights

Since it first launched in September 2020, The Box has cemented its status as one of the UK’s leading cultural institutions showcasing an extensive collection of art, natural and maritime history and extraordinary archives from film to photography. It has welcomed more than 125,000 visitors and appointed Victoria Pomery OBE (Founding Director of Turner Contemporary in Margate) as its new...

Christmas at The Box

The Box, Plymouth’s award-winning museum, art gallery and archive is promising a festive season to remember for all the family! Visitors can craft their own decorations, gift wrap and even hand-made presents at Christmas workshops, enjoy a special breakfast with Santa and a special late-night opening designed for children and adults of all ages, rounded off with festive treats at The Box...

Old school friends club together to give The Box an early Christmas present

A group of lifelong friends have joined forces to make a donation to The Box.

Plymouth-based Derek Wood, Malcolm Elliott, Ali Gilhespie and Linda Stott have been friends since they were pupils at Burrington School in Pennycross in the 1960s.

They met up again in 2019 and decided to put feelers out to old school friends to see who would be interested in attending a reunion....

The Box among 925 national organisations to be successful in third round of Culture Recovery Fund

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country today in the latest round of support announced by the Culture Secretary – and Plymouth’s award-winning museum, art gallery and archive is one of them.

The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the cultural sector as they deal with ongoing reopening...

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