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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).

Maps by Maurizio Anzeri | The Box Plymouth
Art - May 2022

Maps by Maurizio Anzeri

Works by Italian artist, Maurizio Anzeri can currently be seen in a range of locations throughout The Box. They give a brilliant insight into the variety of media Anzeri works with; from sculpture and drawing to embroidery and traditional craft techniques. These five maps of the world can be viewed in the Active Archives gallery and also encompass a range of materials and techniques. Read on to find out more.

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.

91 Chyzanthemumz 4 Imsook by Zadie Xa | The Box
Art - May 2022

91 Chyzanthemumz 4 Imsook by Zadie Xa

People are often inspired by their mums, and artist Zadie Xa is no different. Read on to learn more about a beautiful, colourful cape that we have in our collections. It was created by Xa in 2018 and has a really personal story behind it.

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.

Mrs Hamar by Sir Joshua Reynolds | The Box Plymouth
Art - Apr 2022

Mrs Hamar by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Like the enigmatic smile on this young woman’s face, there is more to this portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds than meets the eye. You can currently see it on display in our 'Dress Code - Fashion Stories from The Box' exhibition (until 4 September).

Little Black Dress by Maurizio Anzeri
Art - Apr 2022

Little Black Dress by Maurizio Anzeri

Over the next few months we're thrilled to be displaying a range of works by London-based Italian artist, Maurizio Anzeri. They're located in a range of spaces across The Box and this is one of the standout pieces. Discover more about it here.

Xixho by Zadie Xa | The Box Plymouth
Art - Apr 2022

Xixho by Zadie Xa

We have a beautiful exhibition on display by artist Zadie Xa (until 5 June) which uses historic items from our world cultures collection as a starting point for new work. We first became aware of Zadie's work in 2018 and were lucky enough to acquire two pieces by her for The Box's permanent collections. Read on to discover more about this one.

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.