Collection Articles

Plymouth Porcelain: A New Collection by Clare Twomey
Art - Apr 2022

Plymouth Porcelain: A New Collection by Clare Twomey

Inspired by the 'Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945' exhibition, we're shining a light on some of the female sculptors and artists in The Box's collections. ‘Plymouth Porcelain: A New Collection’ was originally unveiled on the former Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s balcony in 2012 and was created by leading ceramic artist, Clare Twomey.

The Box’s 2022 Maureen Attrill Bursary awarded to volunteer | The Box Plymouth
Art - Feb 2022

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.

Megafauna archaeological finds discovered in Devon | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Feb 2022

Megafauna archaeological finds discovered in Devon

A mammoth, rhino and wolf are among the amazing artefacts uncovered at Sherford.

Things to look forward to in 2022 #1 | The Box Plymouth
Art - Dec 2021

Things to look forward to in 2022 #1

Despite surprises and challenges we've had a great 2021 at The Box. Let's take a look at a few of the things we've got to look forward to in early 2022...

Plymouth and early sugar processing | The Box Plymouth
News - Oct 2021

Plymouth and early sugar processing

As part of Black History Month 2021, our Curator of Archaeology looks at Plymouth’s connections with the sugar trade.

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 the estate of artist Jean Jones (1927-2012).

The Box | Art collections at The Box boosted by new contemporary acquisitions
Press Release - Apr 2021

Art collections at The Box boosted by new contemporary acquisitions

The Contemporary Art Society has donated three works of art to The Box’s permanent collections. Plymouth’s major new museum, art gallery and archive has acquired a film and a diptych by multidisciplinary artist duo, Quinlan & Hastings. It’s also acquired a stunning porcelain work by Haitian-American artist, Morel Doucet.

The Box | Gus Honeybun - 60 and still famous
News - Apr 2021

Gus Honeybun - 60 and still famous

What do you think of when you think of birthdays? Party hats? Balloons? Cake? If you’re from Plymouth and in your late 30s or upwards you might think of a magic button and a hopping rabbit.

The Box | Behind The Scenes: The 'Plymouth Panorama'
Art - Mar 2021

Behind The Scenes: The 'Plymouth Panorama'

The ‘Our Art’ gallery at The Box showcases a range of works from our fine art collections. On one wall we’ve gathered over 30 artworks that show different views of Plymouth. Here, our Art Curator, explains the display in more detail and reveals what it took to create.

The Box | Two recipients selected for The Box’s 2021 Maureen Attrill Bursary
Press Release - Feb 2021

Two recipients selected for The Box’s 2021 Maureen Attrill Bursary

A postgraduate and an undergraduate from the University of Plymouth have secured research bursaries established by The Box and the family of a former long-serving member of staff.

The Box | Join The Box’s fortnightly online ‘Culture Club’
Press Release - Feb 2021

Join The Box’s fortnightly online ‘Culture Club’

Would you like to find out more about some of Plymouth’s most important collections – and get the chance to explore them in different ways? Thanks to a new fortnightly ‘Culture Club’ which will be launched by The Box on 18 March, you can do just that!

The Box | What's in a frame?
Art - Jan 2021

What's in a frame?

How many times have you looked at an exhibition without noticing the frames or how much they add to the overall display? Frames not only provide support and protection for an artwork, they also affect how we view a painting. When we were developing the ‘Our Art’ gallery at The Box we had to devise a range of framing solutions for some of our most important works of art. Here are some key examples.