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Devon Art Pottery

Over the past year some new research has been carried out on one area of RAMM’s ceramic collection: the pottery made in local Devon workshops in the 19th and the Brannam Pottery of North Devon; by Hart and Moist; Royal Doulton; Longpark Pottery; and ceramics from the Sunflower Pottery in Clevedon, Somerset, known as Eltonware. If anyone is...

Reconstructing the Honiton hippo

In 1968 the first Honiton bypass was built. The Ministry of Transport found fossil hippo bones while digging the road. RAMM has reconstructed an almost complete lower jaw from the fragments of bone.

The Montagu collection of shells receives Designation award

...taxonomically-important, early 19th-century collection of British shells (1800-1816). Today it is an essential resource for taxonomic research. Montagu moved to Devon in 1798 when his army career ended in disgrace.......The army discovered his affair with Eliza D’Orville and subjected him to a court-martial. So together they moved to Kingsbridge in Devon where Montagu devoted himself to natural history. Montagu...


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Researching Africa collections

...Cookson. His family was based in Devon. He donated his rare collection of carvings, medicines and the costume of an nganga (traditional healer) to RAMM in 1889. One particular item...

Photographs in RAMM’s collections

...such as Owen Angel (active ca. 1852-1893) or James Frederick Long (1818-1903). Angel was one of the founding members of the Devon and Exeter Photographic Society in 1857. A lot...

The Hilliard Family in Exeter

...profitable opportunity to re-design ecclesiastical plate for Devon’s churches. Protestant Communion Cup for St Sidwell’s Church by Richard Hilliard. Detail of Richard Hilliard’s mark on his Protestant Communion Cup. Objects...