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New painting joins The Box’s collections thanks to generous gift | The Box
Press Release - Oct 2021

New painting joins The Box’s collections thanks to generous gift

The Box is delighted to have acquired a new painting for its permanent art collection from Devon-based, Brownston Gallery,

Last chance to see 'Screens in Salons' | The Box Plymouth
News - Oct 2021

Last chance to see 'Screens in Salons'

It’s your last chance to catch a curated selection of films from The Box’s archive collections in salons across the city.

Arts venues mark one year to British Art Show with £100k funding boost | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Oct 2021

Arts venues mark one year to British Art Show with £100k funding boost

Leading arts organisations based in Plymouth have secured a £100,000 grant from Arts Council England to support the city’s hosting of British Art Show 9 (BAS9). The funding award comes just as the twelve month countdown to the prestigious exhibition begins.

The Box | Would you like to help research Plymouth and west Devon in the 1920s?
History - Oct 2021

Would you like to help research Plymouth and west Devon in the 1920s?

'Devon in the 1920s' is a research project hosted by Devon History Society in partnership with The Box, the South West Heritage Trust and the Devon Family History Society. Individual researchers and local heritage groups are currently beavering away, researching local people and places from the 1920s.

New micro-commissions will celebrate Plymouth's diversity | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Oct 2021

New micro-commissions will celebrate Plymouth's diversity

To mark Black History Month 2021, The Box is pleased to launch four micro-commissions.

The Box celebrates its first anniversary | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Sep 2021

The Box celebrates its first anniversary

Today The Box celebrates its first anniversary – a landmark moment for the museum, art gallery and archive, cementing its status as one of the UK’s leading cultural institutions.

The Box | Wampum belt to return to Wampanoag Nation
Press Release - Sep 2021

Wampum belt to return to Wampanoag Nation

400 years ago, the passengers of the Mayflower arrived in Native America – in the home of the Wampanoag people. 400 years on, a representative of the Wampanoag Nation is in England as a new wampum belt - that has been touring the UK - is prepared to return to the Wampanoag in Massachusetts.

The Box | The National Portrait Gallery loans six works to The Box
Press Release - Sep 2021

The National Portrait Gallery loans six works to The Box

The National Portrait Gallery is loaning six portraits of the nation’s best-known historical characters to The Box from 25 September until 6 March 2022 as part of its National Skills Sharing Partnership programme.

The Box | Christmas 2021
News - Sep 2021

Christmas 2021

We're dreaming of..... a Christmas to remember.

The Box | Meet Mildred!
Press Release - Aug 2021

Meet Mildred!

The Box has finally been able to give its popular woolly mammoth a name – Mildred.

The Box | Archive Insight: The 1948 Summer Olympics
News - Aug 2021

Archive Insight: The 1948 Summer Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are well under way and it’s been fantastic to see Team GB celebrating medal success. The coverage has been bringing back memories of the 2012 Summer Olympics when London became the first city to host the modern games three times.

The Box | New animation explores Plymouth city centre's heritage
Press Release - Jul 2021

New animation explores Plymouth city centre's heritage

When it comes to architecture not many of us know our Post Modern from our Beaux Arts, so understanding the different architectural styles that make up a city can be confusing – but thanks to a new animated video, Plymouth residents can learn much more about the heritage right under their feet.