Press Release Articles

The countdown is on to the opening of 'British Art Show 9' | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Oct 2022

The countdown is on to the opening of 'British Art Show 9'

The Box and three of Plymouth’s other top arts venues are counting down the days until the start of British Art Show 9 (BAS9).

Augmented reality provides a snapshot of Plymouth’s past | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Aug 2022

Augmented reality provides a snapshot of Plymouth’s past

People walking around the centre of Plymouth this summer are being given a futuristic glimpse of the city’s past. The Box and the University of Plymouth have joined forces for an augmented reality project that enables residents and visitors to unlock a series of heritage films featuring Plymouth's post-war reconstruction.

New solo presentation by international artist Maurizio Anzeri brings 'On The Move' exhibition to a stunning close | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Aug 2022

New solo presentation by international artist Maurizio Anzeri brings 'On The Move' exhibition to a stunning close

A new series of works by Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri, now on display in The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth, mark the culmination of the 'On The Move' exhibition (until 11 September).

Refreshed Mayflower Museum is ready to open | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Jul 2022

Refreshed Mayflower Museum is ready to open

The Mayflower Museum on Plymouth’s Barbican has re-opened ready for the summer following a major overhaul of its displays led by a team from The Box.

Artists announced for final leg of British Art Show 9 in Plymouth | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Jul 2022

Artists announced for final leg of British Art Show 9 in Plymouth

British Art Show 9 (BAS9), Hayward Gallery Touring’s landmark contemporary art exhibition, will culminate in Plymouth this autumn (8 October – 23 December), after successful showings in Aberdeen, Wolverhampton and Manchester. 37 artists have been confirmed for this fourth and final stop on the national tour, which brings the work of some of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists to four cities every five years.

Plymouth gets ready to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Jun 2022

Plymouth gets ready to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay

A flotilla of vessels is set to escort the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay, as it crosses Plymouth Sound National Marine Park and arrives in Britain’s Ocean City, as part of a 25-day journey which will see it travel the length and breadth of England.

The Box selected for V&A’s ‘DesignLab Nation’ | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - May 2022

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

The Box has been chosen to take part in a national education programme, led by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).

High Street Sparks launches second round of funding | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - May 2022

High Street Sparks launches second round of funding

Plymouth’s High Street Heritage Action Zone has announced today that its second round of ‘High Street Heritage Sparks’ funding is now open.

Tiger puppet from Myanmar | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - May 2022

Tiger puppet from Myanmar

This object dates from the 1800s and is one of two items from The Box's world cultures collection that has inspired Zadie Xa's 'Long ago when tigers smoked' exhibition (until 5 June).

The Box receives National Archives funding to mark the Platinum Jubilee | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - May 2022

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.

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Plymouth and The Box | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - May 2022

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Plymouth and The Box

The route for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay has been confirmed to visit Plymouth during its final journey through England this summer. Its journey is bringing together and celebrating communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. In England, it will provide the opportunity for communities to experience the excitement for Birmingham 2022, as the 11 days of showstopping sport nears ever closer.

Makeover for Plymouth’s Mayflower Museum | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - May 2022

Makeover for Plymouth’s Mayflower Museum

The Mayflower Museum, located in the same building as Plymouth’s Tourist Information Centre, on the Barbican, is getting a refresh ahead of the busy summer season, thanks to The Box.