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World Environment Day 2020: Our planet's diversity
News - Jun 2020

World Environment Day 2020: Our planet's diversity

Today is World Environment Day 2020 and the theme is ‘Time for Nature', with a focus on its role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human development.

History Festival Roundup - Week Three
News - May 2020

History Festival Roundup - Week Three

We can't believe this year's extraordinary History Festival is nearly over. Thank you to everyone who has joined in by reading articles, watching videos, scrolling through online exhibitions or commenting and sharing posts.

History Festival Roundup - Week Two
News - May 2020

History Festival Roundup - Week Two

Find out more about some of the main highlights from the second week of the 2020 Plymouth History Festival.

Local musicians selected for 'Plymouth After Dark' commissions
Press Release - May 2020

Local musicians selected for 'Plymouth After Dark' commissions

We're excited to announce that Andy Quick, Grace Lightman, Kate Ferguson and WestFordNeedles have been selected for our commissions to explore ‘A week in the life of a locked down musician’.

History Festival Roundup - Week One
News - May 2020

History Festival Roundup - Week One

This year's Plymouth History Festival is running online (until 31 May) and week one has gotten off to a great start with lots of comments, questions and participation.

Virtual Weekend
Press Release - May 2020

Marking our original opening weekend with special digital programme

We'll be spending this weekend sharing a series of insights across our digital platforms to mark our original opening date.

A new normal
News - May 2020

A new normal? Capturing and recording these unprecedented times

We’re living through a historic time. A time which, just like the First and Second World Wars, we and the generations who follow us will remember, debate, study and commemorate.

Creative Curriculum Challenges
News - May 2020

Creative Curriculum Challenges

Welcome to our weekly 'Creative Curriculum Challenges', designed to support home schooling during these unprecedented times.

Contemporary art micro commissions
Press Release - May 2020

Covid-19 Commissions: State of Emergency - contemporary art micro-commissions

We're inviting artists based in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall to apply for 20 paid micro-commissions as part of one of our new initiatives in response to Covid-19.

Conserving an iconic painting
Art - May 2020

Behind The Scenes, 6 May 2020: A light in the dark - conserving an iconic painting

A few weeks ago we set down our tools, halted our installation and put collections back into storage as we prepared for lockdown. Although these are uneasy times, it’s also a chance for us to reflect on how far we’ve already come and look ahead. One of our works perfectly captures that search for light in the darkness. It’s William Daniell’s ‘Eddystone Lighthouse, During a Storm’, and it’s one of many works of art to undergo special conservation in preparation for our opening.

Covid-19 response
Press Release - May 2020

Our response to COVID-19

It’s been nearly seven weeks since we announced our decision to postpone our launch. Since then we know everyone has been faced with difficult and uncertain times. Although we’re not in a position to confirm a new opening date just yet, we have been working hard behind the scenes over the last few weeks.

Lots of great content planned for this year’s Plymouth History Festival
Press Release - May 2020

Lots of great content planned for this year’s Plymouth History Festival

Plymouth’s popular annual History Festival is going online this year, and will run from Friday 8 to Sunday 31 May with new content published daily on its website and social media channels to highlight the city’s brilliant heritage sector and history.