Press Release Articles

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,

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.

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 | 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 | 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.

The Box | New blue plaque highlights artist’s links with Devonport
Press Release - Jul 2021

New blue plaque highlights artist’s links with Devonport

A new blue plaque highlighting a special link with celebrated 18th century portrait artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds has been unveiled at Devonport Market Hall today – the 298th anniversary of his birth.

The Box | Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits The Box
Press Release - Jul 2021

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits The Box

The Box was thrilled to receive a visit by HRH The Princess Royal today, to officially mark its reopening and celebrate some of its award-winning exhibitions and displays.

The Box | The Box shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award
Press Release - Jul 2021

The Box shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award

The Box has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award.

The Box | 2021's summer events programme is filled with art, film and fun
Press Release - Jul 2021

2021's summer events programme is filled with art, film and fun

Our first-ever summer events programme is packed with a wide variety of activities inspired by our exhibitions, collections and contemporary art commissions.