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Mayflower 400 Community Sparks Round 4
Press Release - Mar 2020

Mayflower 400 Community Sparks Round 4

17 Plymouth-based projects have been successful in the final funding round of Mayflower 400 Community Sparks.

A woman of science and art - Maria Sybilla Merian
News - Mar 2020

Behind The Scenes, 8 March 2020: A woman of science and art

Last week we shared the exciting news that a new window had been installed in St Luke’s church. It’s a stunning fused glass work by Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes. She took her inspiration from the marbled endpapers in a book in the Cottonian Collection. The book is a rare 1726 copy of Maria Sibylla Merian’s survey of the insects of Surinam.

The Box to launch ballot for its ‘Plymouth Preview’
Press Release - Feb 2020

The Box to launch ballot for its ‘Plymouth Preview’

The ballot for The Box’s ‘Plymouth Preview’ weekend will open at 9am on Monday (2 March).

A mammoth moment for The Box
Press Release - Feb 2020

Mammoth Moment

It was another ‘huge’ moment for The Box today as our fully assembled woolly mammoth was revealed for the first time.

Collections reload in full effect
News - Feb 2020

Behind The Scenes, 26 February 2020: Collections reload in full effect

It's been a busy few weeks as the fit out of our galleries and exhibition spaces continues and the reload of our collections really picks up the pace.

New schools programme at The Box is ready for lift off
Press Release - Feb 2020

New schools programme at The Box is ready for lift off

Teachers and students can start planning their visits to The Box – thanks to a new schools programme which has launched today.

Babcock and Citybus sign up to support The Box
Press Release - Feb 2020

Babcock and Citybus sign up to support The Box

The Box has secured two new sponsorship deals with Babcock and Plymouth Citybus.

Lifting the lid on The Box’s unique archive in the sky
Press Release - Feb 2020

Lifting the lid on The Box’s unique archive in the sky

The Box is getting another moment in the spotlight as we reveal some more fabulous facts and figures about our building.

The Box secures significant funding to keep rare work of art in the UK
Press Release - Feb 2020

The Box secures significant funding to keep rare work of art in the UK

The Box has raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds from five key funders to save a rare piece of 19th century studio pottery for the nation.

Plymouth is the place to be this year
News - Jan 2020

Plymouth is the place to be this year

It’s the start of a new year and a new decade, and Plymouth and The Box have already been grabbing the headlines!

The Box announces public art commissions by international artists Antony Gormley and Leonor Antunes
Press Release - Jan 2020

The Box announces public art commissions by international artists Antony Gormley and Leonor Antunes

The first two names on our ambitious contemporary art programme have been revealed - internationally acclaimed British artist Antony Gormley and leading Portuguese installation artist Leonor Antunes.