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Order of the Redeemer medal

Bertie Gay was a curator at the museum for over 20 years and he bequeathed his medals, and medals awarded to his father, to the museum. This Order of the...

Order of St Michael and St George medal

Bertie Gay was a curator at the museum for over 20 years and he bequeathed his medals, and medals awarded to his father, to the museum. This medal was awarded...

What can portraits tell us about black history?

The sitter in ‘Portrait of an African’ plays a key role in the exhibition ‘In Plain Sight’. He is a visible— if silent—witness from the age of Trans-Atlantic slavery. But beyond the obvious fact of his ancestry, visitors might wonder what this clean-cut figure in European dress had to do with the organised cruelty of […]

Collections review: hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are small, brilliantly coloured and capable of the most extraordinary hovering flight. Fuelled by sugar-rich nectar their high heart rate would kill almost any other animal. It seems that there is nothing else like them.   In fact, they are closely related to swifts and nightjars. Both are summer visitors here in Devon, but […]

Interior of Exeter Cathedral

‘Interior of Exeter Cathedral’ by W Lyons Wilson, about 1930-1939. This watercolour depicts an interior area, including a pulpit, in Exeter Cathedral. Exeter Cathedral is the Seat of the Bishop...

View of Exeter Cathedral across Stepcote Hill

‘View of Exeter Cathedral across Stepcote Hill’ English School, about 1890-1900. This watercolour on paper depicts a rooftop view of Exeter, with the Cathedral in the background, dominating the skyline....

Tin

Metallic tin from Cathedral Mine....

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