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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.

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.

Falklands 40: Thanksgiving Service Photo | The Box Plymouth
History - Mar 2022

Falklands 40: Thanksgiving Service Photo

40 years ago, on 2 April 1982, Argentinian forces invaded the Falkland Islands. Located in the South Atlantic, the islands are just 300 miles from the Argentinian mainland where they are known as the ‘Islas Malvinas’. They’d been a source of dispute between Britain and Argentina since the British first settled there in 1833.

Unpacking the themes in ‘Breaking the Mould’ | The Box Plymouth
Art - Mar 2022

Unpacking the themes in ‘Breaking the Mould’

‘Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945’ has just opened and will be on display in St Luke’s at The Box and The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth until 5 June. The exhibition is divided into three themes, and you can discover more about them here.