Press Release Articles

The Box | Victoria Pomery OBE, Founding Director of Turner Contemporary, confirmed as new CEO
Press Release - May 2021

Victoria Pomery OBE, Founding Director of Turner Contemporary, confirmed as new CEO

The Box has confirmed the appointment of Victoria Pomery OBE as its new Chief Executive Officer.

The Box | Community funding to bring the bounce back to our high street
Press Release - May 2021

Community funding to bring the bounce back to our high street

Community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding to help unlock the potential of Plymouth’s city centre.

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 | Plymouth pays its respects to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Press Release - Apr 2021

Plymouth pays its respects to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

After the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, the city of Plymouth will be paying its respects.

The Box | The Box to receive £211,500 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
Press Release - Apr 2021

The Box to receive £211,500 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Box has received a further funding boost to help it deal with the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a grant of £211,500 from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

The Box | South West artists selected for development bursaries
Press Release - Mar 2021

South West artists selected for development bursaries

The Box has awarded six development bursaries to artists from across the South West. Each bursary is worth £1,000 and can be used by the artists to support existing or new projects and/or research.

The Box | The Box confirms re-opening date and new additions to its exhibition programme
Press Release - Mar 2021

The Box confirms re-opening date and new additions to its exhibition programme

The Box has revealed a re-opening date of Tuesday 18 May following a five month closure due to COVID-19 – and it has plenty of plans in place for an exciting summer and autumn.

The Box | Elizabethan House refurb nears completion ahead of opening later this year
Press Release - Mar 2021

Elizabethan House refurb nears completion ahead of opening later this year

The restoration of one of Plymouth’s most historic buildings is almost complete, as major refurbishment works at the Elizabethan House approach the finishing line.

The Box | The Box connects with CityFibre for new sponsorship deal
Press Release - Mar 2021

The Box connects with CityFibre for new sponsorship deal

The Box has secured an exclusive sponsorship deal for its digital reminiscence service, ‘The Box on Screen’ with CityFibre, one of Plymouth’s newest companies and the UK’s third largest digital infrastructure builder.

The Box | Plymouth Blitz remembered 80 years on
Press Release - Mar 2021

Plymouth Blitz remembered 80 years on

The city of Plymouth will come together in March and April to remember the 1,174 civilians who died during the 1941 Blitz in a special series of commemorative events.

The Box | British Science Week 2021: Astronomy and Astrology in the Cottonian Collection
Press Release - Mar 2021

British Science Week 2021: Astronomy and Astrology in the Cottonian Collection

How have the stars and planets been understood, imagined and interpreted over the last two thousand years?

The Box | New blue plaques celebrate famous Plymouth women
Press Release - Mar 2021

New blue plaques celebrate famous Plymouth women

Two important women in the city’s history have been honoured with blue plaques.