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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.

The Box receives special commendation at the European Museum of the Year Awards | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - May 2022

The Box receives special commendation at the European Museum of the Year Awards

The 2022 European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA) were announced in Tartu, Estonia on Saturday 7 May and The Box was among the winners.

Plymouth’s first-ever dedicated fashion exhibition highlights centuries of stories | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Apr 2022

Plymouth’s first-ever dedicated fashion exhibition highlights centuries of stories

An exhibition, now on display at The Box, is paying homage to the city’s fashion past and future. ‘Dress Code – Fashion Stories from The Box’ (until 4 September) features garments that date back to the 1700s and accessories that date back to the 1500s, and explores contemporary conversations about identity, sustainability, shopping, design, making and craft.

Solo shows by international artists take inspiration from Plymouth’s collections and archives | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Apr 2022

Solo shows by international artists take inspiration from Plymouth’s collections and archives

Two exhibitions now on display at The Box feature brand new works by international artists that are inspired by or speak to historic objects from Plymouth’s collections and archives.

Plymouth to host major sculpture exhibition | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Mar 2022

Plymouth to host major sculpture exhibition

A ground breaking exhibition that promises a ‘radical recalibration’ of British sculpture through its focus on women artists is now open.

New exhibition offers fresh responses to the Mayflower anniversary | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Mar 2022

New exhibition offers fresh responses to the Mayflower anniversary

A new exhibition, now on display here at The Box, showcases new responses to the Mayflower story and highlights how some of our most historic craft practices have endured across the centuries.

New micro-commissions will explore Plymouth after dark | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Feb 2022

New micro-commissions will explore Plymouth after dark

We're really pleased to reveal the four talented local creatives who've been awarded £500 each to complete a micro-commission exploring life in the city after dark.

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.

Exhibition programme highlights for 2022 unveiled | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Nov 2021

Exhibition programme highlights for 2022 unveiled

The Box is delighted to reveal highlights from its 2022 exhibitions programme. Over the course of the year, local talent will be celebrated alongside international artists – including several Turner Prize nominees – through ground breaking and timely exhibitions that draw on the permanent collections and which bring new works and collaborators to Plymouth.